Piper Jaffray's top Apple analyst offers his annual product predictions
Apple (AAPL) is unlikely to break into any new hardware categories in 2011, according to a note to clients issued Monday by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. But that doesn't mean the company won't have a busy year.
Here's what he sees as the major announcements of 2011:
95% probability: Launch of a Verizon (VZ) iPhone (before the end of March)
100%: Launch of the MORE
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Here's how these rumors get started. Someone tipped off Peter Burrows at Bloomberg Businessweek that Apple (AAPL) was waiting until after next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to launch an iPhone for Verizon (VZ).
Apparently his anonymous source or sources didn't give him a date, but by winks and nods they narrowed it down enough for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 30, 2010 8:27 AM ET
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Next week, Facebook, which is on track to reach sales of $2 billion this year, will release a new facial recognition feature called Tag Suggestions that automatically suggests who users should tag in photos. Whenever users choose to tag people in their photos, Tag Suggestions will step in and offer up suggestions about who the friends in MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 16, 2010 8:17 AM ET
Reports from Apple's Asian suppliers hint at lighter, more affordable machines
An item in Thursday's DigiTimes offers an early glimpse at Apple's (AAPL) plans for its flagship computer line in 2011. The details -- based on reports from unnamed "upstream component makers" -- are sparse:
At least four new MacBook Pro models with a "slight" change in chassis design
A new iMac with a different screen size and a presumably lower price point MORE
The press has been summoned to Cupertino next week. A round-up of the speculation.
On Monday Oct. 18, Apple (AAPL) reports the results of fiscal 2010. Two days later, with its executive team presumably still basking in the glow of another round of boffo earnings, it will host a press event on its Cupertino campus.
What's it all mean? After a half day to mull it over, here's what the press is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 13, 2010 4:04 PM ET
The machine unboxed Saturday in a Vietnamese YouTube video hits the Apple store
In an unusually anticlimactic product update, Apple (AAPL) quietly refreshed its $999 MacBook early Tuesday with a faster processor, better video chip and longer-lasting battery.
There was no hoopla. No press release. No "We'll Be Right Back" sign at Apple.com -- at least none that anybody with a Twitter account seems to have spotted. Just some new specs MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 18, 2010 6:31 AM ET
Faster processors, better graphics and longer battery life. The prices stay the same.
Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday issued a long-awaited update to its most popular computer line, the MacBook Pro. It had been 309 days since the machines were last refreshed -- 109 days longer than average.
The update covers six basic configurations, divided into two broad categories: two 13-inch models built around faster versions of the Intel (INTC) Core MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 13, 2010 9:24 AM ET
Apple watchers were hoping for a bigger pre-Macworld announcement
[UPDATE: The Apple Store is back up with a new version of Aperture but no new MacBooks. Apple's press release introducing Aperture 3, the latest version of its high end photo editing and management software, crossed the wires at 8:30 a.m. ET. ]
The yellow "We'll be back soon" sign -- the universal signal of an impending product release -- appeared Tuesday morning MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 9, 2010 7:43 AM ET
The President may carry a BlackBerry, but his assistants are glued to their Macs
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The new MacBooks are hot -- and we're not talking about the lap-scorching temperature of their aluminum unibodies.
Apple's (AAPL) online store is currently showing a 7- to 10-day delay in shipping two models of the MacBook Pro -- the high-end ($1,500) 13-inch and the entry-level ($1,700) 15-inch.
According to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who tracks product lead times, Apple has never had a 7-10-day delay in the 13-inch MacBook -- the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 7, 2009 10:54 AM ET
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