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iPhone 5 Will Arrive On October 13th/14th If It Is Unveiled On October 4th?

September 21st, 2011 09:39 admin View Comments

Tim Cook iPhone 5 Media event

So it looks like we finally have a date for Apple’s big media event when it is expected to launch iPhone 5.

The thing that everyone probably wants to know is when can we get our hands on Apple’s fifth generation iPhone 5, if Apple unveils it on October 4th. Fortune reports that according to Brian White, an analyst at Ticonderoga, the time between unveiling and releasing iPhone 5 will be considerably short this year, especially since it has been delayed.

Fortune reports:

Paczkowski’s sources say “within a few weeks.” But in a note to clients Tuesday, Ticonderoga’s Brian White suggests that the lag time between unveiling and release is likely to be considerably shorter than that, especially given how late in the year the iPhone 5 event is occurring.

Philip Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune has also published a nice table as you can see below, which shows previous lag-times between unveiling and releasing a new iPhone or iPad.

  • The first iPhone was released 171 days after it was unveiled.
  • iPhone 3G was released after 32 days.
  • iPhone 3GS after 11 days
  • iPad 1 after 66 days
  • iPhone 4 after 17 days
  • And iPad 2 just after 9 days

Based on the previous lag-times and assuming this year will be even sooner, iPhone 5 could be released earliest by October 13th or October 14th as Apple usually prefers to launch a new iPhone on a Thursday or Friday (a lag time of 9 to 10 days). In which case, Apple will probably begin iPhone 5 pre-orders immediately after the media event.

If you don’t live in US, UK, France, Germany and Japan (usually the countries to first get the new iPhone) and wondering when it will be available in your country then the good news is that the waiting time will be considerably shorter this time. Fortune reports:

White also believes that the international ramp-up for Apple’s 228 carriers will be faster than it was for the iPhone 4, and that China will play a more important role than ever.

Please note that this is pure speculation on our part based on previous lag times so please take it with a pinch of salt.

Do you plan to pre-order iPhone 5 as soon as it is available or will you wait for the early reviews to come in? Let us know in the comments.

Source: iPhone 5 Will Arrive On October 13th/14th If It Is Unveiled On October 4th?

Report Claims Apple Is Working On iOS Based Television For 2012

August 27th, 2011 08:41 admin View Comments

Apple Television

VentureBeat reports that according to multiple sources, Apple is indeed working on iOS based Apple branded television that may be launched in 2012.

There has been a lot of speculation of Apple branded television, with some reports claiming that it will be launched as early as this year. VentureBeat’s report has just renewed these speculations.

VentureBeat reports:

Multiple reports, as well as sources interviewed by VentureBeat, support the rumor, which is widespread among the gadget industry.

  • Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, a longtime Apple analyst, predicts that Apple will produce a television in  late 2012 or early 2013. In an interview with VentureBeat, Munster cited multiple sources, including component suppliers as well as an internal Apple source, to back up his theory. Munster predicts this will be an actual TV, not just a set-top box, and most likely running a version of iOS. (Note: Munster made a similar claim in 2009, except then he said that Apple would have a TV by 2011. He now says “I think the probability is almost zero that it will be this year.â€)
  • Venture capitalist Stewart Alsop, of Alsop Louie ventures, lent credence to the “iTelevision†theory in an interview with VentureBeat. Alsop sits on the boards of TiVo and Sonos, follows the hardware industry closely, and says he has heard from multiple sources throughout Silicon Valley that the Apple television project is underway.
  • The Wall Street Journal mentioned that Apple is “working on new technology to deliver video to televisions, and has been discussing whether to try to launch a subscription TV service,†according to “sources familiar with the matter.†That’s typically code for an inside source.
  • And Cult of Mac notes that the time may be ripe for Apple to make a television, as high-end TVs have started to dip below the $1,000 price threshold.
  • Even former Apple CEO Steve Jobs turned the wheels of the rumor mill in 2010, saying that it made sense for Apple to integrate its technology into television sets

Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White also reported in April this year that Apple could launch “Smart TV†– an Apple branded Television as early as this year. According to a report by analyst Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research earlier in the month, Apple will launch not one, not two but three HDTV models by March 2012.

As VentureBeat points out, one could do more than just watch cable television, movies and TV shows on an iOS based Apple Television, you could plays games, runs apps, share what you’re watching or playing on the television and lots more.

According to Alsop, one of the main reasons for the delay in launching the televison has been the cost of LCD displays. But since the costs of LCD displays have been coming down over the last few years, Alsop predicts that we could see televisions running iOS by 2012 holiday season.

Alsop says Apple could do to television manufacturers, what it has done to phone makers with the iPhone.

We would love to buy a television made by Apple. What about you?

Source: Report Claims Apple Is Working On iOS Based Television For 2012

Analyst Claims Apple Will Launch 3 HDTV Models by March 2012

August 2nd, 2011 08:14 admin View Comments

Apple HDTV

In a research note to its investors, Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research claims that Apple will launch not one, not two but three HDTV models by March 2012. This claim comes after Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White’s report back in April, which said that Apple would launch a Smart TV later this year.

The analyst’s claims are based on the information he gathered from various developer events he attended, which he believes to be 75 percent accurate. The Smart TV claims on the other hand were based on information obtained from an electronics trade show in China.

The key points about the rumored HDTV are:

  • Apple’s HDTV would be very similar to the Bose VideoWave, a 46 inch LCD HDTV with an integrated surround sound system.
  • The VideoWave has reduced its number of cables to three. Apple would probably reduce it to one.
  • Apple’s HDTV would be three times slimmer than the VideoWave and still manage to pack 16 speakers, the same as the VideoWave.
  • Chowdhry says that the HDTV would be launched in March 2012, and its developer sessions would be held at WWDC in June.
  • The three models would vary in their screen sizes and prices. For comparison, the VideoWave comes in just one size – 46 inches for $5,200.

Picture of Bose VideoWave

While reading this it also also important to keep in mind that this is the same analyst who claimed that Steve Ballmer would speak at WWDC 2010, which we all know didn’t happen.

Apple’s brilliant sense of design and simplicity could make the HDTV a big hit. AirPlay we assume would be an integral part of the HDTV, since it is able to stream even 1080p content over the air. The HDTV would obviously tie in very well with iOS devices.

Is this the next space Apple will redefine?

[via AppleInsider]

Source: Analyst Claims Apple Will Launch 3 HDTV Models by March 2012

Apple May Launch iOS Powered Television This Fall?

June 21st, 2011 06:05 admin View Comments

Apple Television

DailyTech reports that a former Apple executive has revealed that Apple plans to launch an Apple branded television powered by iOS as early as this fall.

According to DailyTech’s source:

“You’ll go into an Apple retail store and be able to walk out with a TV. It’s perfect.”

DailyTech reports:

According to source Apple plans to “blow Netflix and all those other guys away” by bundling Apple TV + iTunes inside physical television sets. According to the source Apple is teaming up with a major supplier (our guess would be Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SEO:005930)), to provide the physical televisions, which will be rebranded as Apple television sets.

This is not the first time we are hearing rumors and speculations of Apple planning to make its own television. Back in 2009, there were reports about this possibility including a report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Muster who thought this was a distinct possibility.

Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White also reported in April this year that Apple could launch “Smart TV†– an Apple branded Television as early as this year, based on the data points he picked up at a China electronics trade show.

According to the former Apple executive, Apple could launch the iOS powered television this fall or could get delayed to next year, given Apple’s “high standards”.

Checkout the mockup of what an Apple branded Television may look like below:

An iOS powered television could mean a television set with built-in Apple TV, which allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to use their iOS device as a remote control and also as the second screen.

What do you think? Will you go into an Apple Retail store and buy a Apple branded television? Let us know in the comments.

[DailyTech via 9 to 5 Mac, image via iClarified]

Source: Apple May Launch iOS Powered Television This Fall?

White iPhone 4 Is Finally Here

April 28th, 2011 04:42 admin View Comments

White iPhone 4

As expected, white iPhone 4 is now available on Apple’s online store after few hours of downtime in the US and also in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and UK.

The white iPhone 4 is also available on Verizon and AT&T website in the US. Internationally, it should be available in local carrier stores and Apple’s authorized resellers.

MacLife reports that according to Brian White, an analyst at Ticonderoga, white iPhone 4’s “mystique and scarcity value” will drive sales of iPhone 4:

The purchase of consumer electronic devices is not always a completely rational decision, and people buy Apple products for many different reasons, including status, aesthetics, functionality, quality and the ‘cool factor.’

In our view, this delay has created a certain mystique and scarcity value around the white iPhone 4 that we believe could drive incremental iPhone 4 purchases in the range of 1 million to 1.5 million units per quarter until the iPhone 5 potentially comes to market in September.

Some industry observers feel that the late launch of white iPhone 4 is another indication that Apple will delay the launch of the next generation iPhone – iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S to fall this year.

Are you planning to buy or switch to the white iPhone 4? Let us know in the comments.

Source: White iPhone 4 Is Finally Here

Apple Television Could Be Launched Later This Year

April 13th, 2011 04:18 admin View Comments

Smart TV

If you are a fan of Apple products then you will probably be hoping that this turns out to be true.

Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White reports that Apple could launch “Smart TV†– an Apple branded Television as early as this year, based on the data points he picked up at a China electronics trade show this week.

White reports:

“Our research suggests this Smart TV would go well beyond the miniature $99 second-generation Apple TV that the company released last fall and provide a full-blown TV product for consumers,” White said.

He went on to say that although Apple has long been projected by company watchers to enter the HDTV market, the Mac maker now appears to be “moving down this pace at a faster pace than the market expected.”

This is not the first time we are hearing rumors and speculations of Apple planning to make its own television. Back in 2009, there were reports about this possibility including a report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Muster who thought this was a distinct possibility. White’s research note has just renewed those speculations again.

We would love to buy a television set made by Apple. What about you?

[via AppleInsider]

Source: Apple Television Could Be Launched Later This Year

Analyst: iPhone 5 Launch May Slip To Year End Or Early Next Year; Apple Working On Cheaper iPhone

April 11th, 2011 04:56 admin View Comments

iPhone 5

Business Insider has just reported that according to an analyst at Avian Securities, iPhone 5 production will start only in September.

According to the analyst, iPhone 5 won’t be available until the end of this year or even early next year. He also claims that Apple is developing a cheaper iPhone.

The analyst has published the report based on information from key component suppliers. He writes:

Supporting out comments over the last month, conversations with yet another key component supplier indicates that production for iPhone-5 will begin in September. This is consistent with Avian findings in the supply chain in recent months and we believe the consensus view is moving towards this scenario. In addition, our conversations also indicate the existence of a lower-spec/lower-priced iPhone in Apple’s roadmap. However, while our contacts have seen the placeholder in the Apple roadmap, they do not yet have insight into specs or production timing. This leads us to believe that any launch is likely a very late 2011 or more likely a 2012 event. As a reminder, Avian has uncovered several data-points in recent months pointing to the existence of a lower-spec/lower-price iPhone. A lower-spec/lower-price iPhone has also been speculated in the press and gadget blogs, though we do not believe consensus currently discounts the existence of such a model.

This is not the first time we’ve heard about Apple’s plan to launch a cheaper iPhone. We’ve have heard several rumors and speculations that Apple will launch a cheaper and smaller iPhone, popularly dubbed as iPhone nano.

Couple of days back, analyst Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities said that Apple could still launch iPhone 5 in June or July based on the “pattern of activity in motion with the supply chainâ€.

We find it difficult to believe that Apple will delay the launch of iPhone 5 until the end of the year as Apple typically unveils the next generation at the WWDC Keynote address in June.

But since Apple seems to have delayed the launch of iOS 5 to fall this year it is possible that Apple may not launch iPhone 5 this summer.

What do you think? Please share your views in the comments section below.

[via Business Insider]

Source: Analyst: iPhone 5 Launch May Slip To Year End Or Early Next Year; Apple Working On Cheaper iPhone

Apple Could Still Launch iPhone 5 In June Or July

April 9th, 2011 04:46 admin View Comments

iPhone 5

It is widely speculated that Apple will delay the launch of iPhone 5 to fall this year.

However, analyst Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities believes that Apple could still launch iPhone 5 in June or July based on the “pattern of activity in motion with the supply chainâ€.

White writes in a note to investors:

Apple is keeping its iPhone 5 cards extra close to the vest on this launch to avoid a falloff in iPhone 4 demand ahead of a refresh, especially given the February launch of the CDMA iPhone 4 with Verizon.

Although we do not have a smoking gun that definitively rules out a delayed autumn unveiling or one that supports a launch this summer, there is a pattern of activity in motion with the supply chain that makes us question a delayed launch.

Apple announced that it will unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS X at the WorldWide Developer Conference 2011 to be held from June 6th to June 10th. But since it did not mention anything about the next generation iPhone, it is being widely speculated that Apple may not launch iPhone 5 this summer.

We’ve also heard rumors that Apple won’t unveil iPhone 5 at WWDC 2011 but will hold a special event to launch it.

White has a point, it makes sense for Apple to be secretive about its plan for iPhone 5 launch as it ends up directly impacting the sale of its current generation iPhone.

Since the launch of the iPhone, Apple typically unveils the next generation at the WWDC Keynote address. However, it has never announced that it will unveil the next generation iPhone at the event so there is still a possibility that Apple will give us a glimpse of iPhone 5 at the event though we find it odd that iOS 5, which is expected to be released later this fall won’t come pre-installed on the new iPhone 5.

What do you think? Please share your views in the comments section below.

[via AppleInsider]

Source: Apple Could Still Launch iPhone 5 In June Or July

Did Apple Develop A 7-Inch iPad Alongside Current Model?

October 9th, 2010 10:48 admin View Comments

Mini iPad Rumors

Rumors about Apple working on a mini iPad are as old as the iPad itself.

Just a week after the iPad launched in the US last April, folks at DigiTimes published a report claiming that work on a smaller variant of the iPad was underway and that this new device was expected to launch in the first quarter of 2011.

These rumors are once again in the news over the past couple of weeks. In an analyst report released earlier this month, Brian White from Ticonderoga Securities revealed details about the next generation iPad model, which he claimed could come with a 7-inch screen besides being equipped with features like retina display, a 128GB storage and a mini-USB port.

One of the points made in the latest reports is that Apple has been working on these new variants in preparation for competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab that come with a smaller screen. But according to Jim Dalrymple from The Loop, this may not be the case. In a brief post on the website, he writes that Apple has been toying with tablets of various sizes and form factors all along and that the 7-inch iPad is not exactly a new thing. He further points out that Apple is in no hurry to release this new device simply because the company virtually owns the tablet market and the release of a smaller variant, which is expected to come at a lower price, could effectively cannibalize its own revenues. 

Dalrymple's arguments make sense. It is no secret that Apple has been working on a tablet computer for quite a long time. In fact, the design of the original iPhone is noted to have been inspired by these early Apple tablet prototypes. So it is possible that Apple worked on tablet designs of several sizes, including a 7" device, before choosing to go with a 9.7" screen for the iPad. 

This is not to say that Apple may not launch the rumored 7-inch display variant. The upcoming version of iOS shall, for the first time, be available for all the iDevices and as you already know, this new OS version is optimized for a retina display. It is quite likely that Apple would want to bring this display technology to the iPad as well. Considering that such a display costs higher, it is possible that Apple may reduce the size of display in order to avoid escalation of costs. 

What do you think? Would you be interested in buying a 7-inch iPad or do you prefer the 9.7-inch iPad that is available currently? Let us know your thoughts. 

[via The Loop]

Source: Did Apple Develop A 7-Inch iPad Alongside Current Model?

Next Gen iPad to Come With 7-inch Retina Display?

October 7th, 2010 10:31 admin View Comments

IS Drive iPhone app

Brian White, an analyst at Ticonderoga Securities has revealed some interesting data regarding the expected sales of the iPad in 2011 – and about its upcoming version, expected next year.

In a research note based on information sourced from an Asian component supplier for Apple's iPad, Brian has revealed that Apple is well poised to ship as many as 45 million iPads next year. 

Apple's latest iOS based tablet has already managed to move over 16 million units this year – ever since its launch back in April. Also pertinent to note is the fact that it was just a week ago that reports of the iPad becoming the fourth largest consumer electronics category in the US began to emerge. According to that report, in the US, the iPad lies just behind behind TVs, smartphones, and notebooks as the fourth largest consumer electronics category!

Brian's contact also adds that the Asian component manufacturer shipped 6 million units of the components it made for the iPad in the third quarter of 2010. The unnamed company expects to ship 7 million more components in the last quarter. Since one unit of the component is used in each iPad, this adds up to an impressive 13 million iPads shipped in the second half of 2011. If we take in to account the quarter in which the iPad went on sale as well, when Apple has confirmed that it has sold over 3 million iPads – it brings the total tally of iPads sold so far to around 16 million. 

White also had some interesting information pertaining to the next generation iPad. His contact claims that the next generation iPad would be significantly smaller than the current version. In fact, with a 7-inch display, it would be more or less the size of the Samsung's Galaxy Tab, which is considered as a competitor to Apple's iPad. 

He also talks about the probability of a Retina display like iPhone 4 to make an appearance on the next generation iPad apart from a camera and and larger memory capacity (upto 128GB) and a USB port – some of the most requested features by users.

At a time when Apple is trying hard to keep the prices of the iPad low, these kind of specs for the next generation iPad does sound a tad optimistic. Current technology limitations will make the procedure of implementing a high resolution retina display on a 7 inch tablet – and at the same time, keeping the pricing affordable a challenging task to achieve. 

Hopefully, Apple will be able to pull this one off too! What do you think? 

 [MacRumors Via Forbes]

Source: Next Gen iPad to Come With 7-inch Retina Display?

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