Apple release predictions for 2013, speculative and absurd

Having discussed how the lack of big releases from Apple has caused lower sales for the likes of Otterbox, at least they can look forward to a very busy end to the year. We say this because we know with almost certainty that Apple will unveil a new iPhone, iPad and also a revised MacBook Pro and all-new Mac Pro.

Apple release predictions for 2013 — We’ve seen several analyst reports over the weeks and months, and there is yet another, but this one is from an analyst with a decent track record. However, his latest predictions for Apple in 2013 are not only speculative, but absurd as well.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities has been right with many of his predictions in the past, but we’re having some trouble believing his latest, as reported by Apple Insider, particularly when he would have you believe that there will be no iPad mini 2 this year. However, we do agree in part with some of the other predictions in this latest report.

Firstly, he agrees that there have been some setbacks with the iPhone 5S, and so will see a limited release in September, so we wonder what countries will be left out of the initial release, if true of course? Kuo also believes that there is to be a second iPhone this year, not a larger model, but rather the low-cost version, and could be released at the start of September, and not the end like the premium model. We do have one slight issue with this, as we know Tim Cook said Apple would not release anything new until the fall, which we know begins on September 21.

The analyst then acknowledges that there will be the new iPad 5 in early September, but no new iPad mini for 2013. Again, the iPad 5 release prediction goes against what Cook had to say a couple of months back.

Finally, Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the 2013 MacBook Pro will be released in September sporting the new Haswell chip, which is highly possible, and the all-new Mac Pro by late August, which we highly doubt because this is also scheduled for a fall release, and we all know August is not in the fall. That and the fact that Mac OS X Mavericks will have to come installed, and we know it will be made available later than August.

How much trust can you put in these latest predictions, because while the analysts has been correct in the past, it does seem as though some of his latest prediction are very questionable?

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