Jan 072013
 

There are reports that Apple is expected to release the updates of its five major products this year, including iPad mini, iPhone 5S, iOS 7 and the 55-inch Apple TV. Since October last year, the media has been discussing the Apple Radio, therefore the time of launching at the beginning of this year is not surprising. This free radio service is expected to be integrated into iTunes, to strongly compete with Pandora.

The Piper Jaffray analyst speculated that this service will be announced synchronously with other news in March. And the iPad mini equipped with Retina display may be launched in March, the current iPad mini display resolution is 1024×768.

By June in 2013, Apple is expected to launch iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S. The iOS 6 removed YouTube and Google Maps app, which makes users very dissatisfied. And the iOS 7 is expected to strengthen the e-money package services Passbook.

The analysts Gene Munster and Douglas Clinton think that, the iPhone 5S will be launched in September. But there are also reports that the fastest in June. The iPhone 5 was launched in September 2012, so was the iPhone 4S (in 2011). The iPhone 5S will look exactly the same with iPhone 5, same size and width of the screen.

In November 2013, Apple may launch the longly legend Apple TV. The analyst believes that Apple TV may range from 42 inches to 55 inches, the price ranges between 1500-2000 U.S. dollars. Samsung, Vizio, and Panasonic has launched the same size TVs, but the prices are all less than $1,000.

Dec 122012
 

According to U.S. investment bank Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, Apple iPhone 5S will be released in June next year, as the next member of the iPhone family, it is not simple an iterative upgrade. At that time,the iPhone 5S will not only have a “super-high-definition screen and camera”, but also have a variety of colors to choose from like the new iPod Touch.

In addition to the screen, camera and body colors to be updated, iPhone 5S will be the first time to add a storage capacity of 128GB model. Based on Apple’s recent massive investments on the Passbook, Misek also speculated iPhone 5S will support NFC technology, and have a larger battery capacity.

Misek had speculated that Apple TV will be released by the end of the year, but the prophecy did not come true. Many people think his saying has somewhat “exaggeration”. But his guess is not groundless, although the industry is widely regarded the iPhone 5S will only be upgraded in a few specifications, and also there has been reports that the iPhone 6 will usher in major innovation. The well-known technology website BusinessInsider also believes that in response to the current trend of declining sales, next year Apple will shorten the iPhone’s new release cycle. They said: “Apple certainly does not want to see most of the year’s results are concentrated in the six months period of time. In order to avoid this phenomenon, they need to accelerate the pace of product launches.”

Finally, do not forget, Misek forecast on the iPhone 4S is quite accurate.