Analyst: Apple to Announce New Apple TV, iPhone and iPad Mini at Fall Event?

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Okay. Here’s a fun rumor. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, AKA the analyst with the coolest last name in the world, says that Apple will hold their typical fall event around September or October, and announce a boatload of new products.

We’re not entirely sure, but this sounds a bit far-fetched. Aside from the expected new iPhone, and possibly a new iPod line (which normally comes in the form of a short side-announcement). Munster also believes that Apple will announce a new Apple TV.

If that’s the case, they have a lot of stuff to show off in one day. In other words, we don’t believe it. New iPad? Doubtful. If they have any ideas for an iPad mini, we strongly believe it will be alongside the fourth-gen iPad announcement. The new Apple TV? This isn’t said to be Apple’s long-rumored Apple HDTV, it’s a new set-top box. Yeah, as in just like the one they released a few months ago.

Take that as you will. You can read more at Cult of Mac.





Although a new iPhone didn’t show its face during Apple’s WWDC keynote back in June, the Cupertino company did release a number of new products, including refreshed MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and Mac Pros; a new “next generation” MacBook Pro, and more. But according to one analyst, the Cupertino company’s fall event will be even bigger, with a new iPhone, a new iPad, and a new Apple TV all on their way.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple’s September/October event will be “crowded” with new products, including one we’ve all been waiting for. That is, of course, the “iPad mini,” a smaller version of Apple’s incredibly popular tablet.

Munster expects the device to ship with 16GB of storage for $299 — $100 more than the 8GB iPod touch — and he predicts Apple will ship a whopping 4-6 million of them this holiday season. By introducing the smaller model, Munster says Apple will “eliminate two of the biggest features for Android tablet makers in price and size.”

This will allow the iPad mini to take 30% of sales from Android tablets, according to Munster. But it won’t just be Android tablet makers who feel the impact; the existing 10-inch iPad is also expected to see a 10% fall in sales as consumers rush to adopt the cheaper, smaller slate.

Accompanying the iPad mini at Apple’s fall event will be a fourth-generation Apple TV, Munster believes. Although it is expected to maintain that $99 price tag, there’s no indication what the new set-top box might bring.

Finally, the event will also see the unveiling of Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone. Again, Munster didn’t reveal what he expected from this particular device, but according to recent reports highlights will include a larger 4-inch display, a thinner form factor, and a new mini dock connector.

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