Apple's Product Release Roadmap for 2013? [Chart]

Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:04pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9548 views

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record in predicting Apple's plans, has released his 2013 Apple product and shipments roadmap.

iPhone:
Kuo believes that Apple will release both an iPhone 5S and a revamped iPhone around June or July. The iPhone 5S will look similar to the current iPhone but feature an A7 chip, a fingerprint sensor, and a better camera with a f2.0 aperture and smart LED flash.

The revamped iPhone 5 is said to feature a plastic enclosure that is slightly thicker (8.2mm compared to 7.6mm), be available in six colors, and cost less.


Apple TV:
A minor update to the Apple TV is expected late this quarter. No major television offerings are expected until 2014.

MacBook Air:
Kuo thinks that Retina Displays for the MacBook Air will be too challenging for release in 2013; however, the notebook will likely receive an update to the Intel Haswell platform late in Q2.

MacBook Pro:
Kuo believes that Apple will drop its non-Retina lineup of MacBook Pro computers and lower the price point of the Retina Display models. He also believes that the design of the notebook will be tweaked.

iPod Touch:
Apple will reportedly drop the fourth generation iPod touch in favor of a new scaled-back fifth generation model with 8GB of storage and no back camera for $199.

iPad and iPad Mini:
Kuo says that Apple will update both iPad models in the third quarter with the iPad mini getting a Retina Display. The iPad is said to become slimmer, lighter, and feature thinner side bezels similar to the iPad mini.

Desktops:
Kuo believes that Apple will not be able to bring its Retina Display to the iMac lineup in 2013. He sees a shift to the Intel Haswell platform for both the iMac and Mac mini in Q4; however, he does not make any predictions for the Mac Pro.

[via MacRumors]


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MEEEEE! - January 31, 2013 at 9:30pm
an ipod touch thats technically WORSE than the then will be older one? (meaning the current ipod touch 5) that doesnt sound like apple well hopefully its true because that means ill have the best ipod for multiple years now :D
Leggoman - January 16, 2013 at 9:28pm
Apple is going down hill big time with this rubbish. Finger print oh dear hp PDA junk. Last iphone ill buy if this is what we will be getting
ju bei - January 16, 2013 at 7:13pm
i think they want to get it into T-mobile since t-mo will have unlimited data 4g for 70$ but they have to buy the phone at full price so a new design iphone 5 at $350 sounds about right
Karim - January 16, 2013 at 5:21pm
why is Apple making a cheap iPhone? iPhones are known for their style, elegance and quality! Apple is going to ruin their top of the line design reputation if they make a thicker plastic iPhone.
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