Without providing any particular rhyme or reason, noted Apple enthusiast and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said not to expect Apple’s fabled TV until November 2013 at the earliest. Munster previously estimated a December timeframe for the Apple television, but that’s looking increasingly unlikely, especially with the company’s supposed difficulty reaching deals with cable companies.
Munster actually mapped out the entirety of 2013 for Apple before we’ve even stepped foot in Jan. 1, though anyone who follows tech would have made these same predictions. For March, Munster believes an iPad mini with Retina display will be announced, along with an updated Apple TV (for apps and such) and “some sort of iTunes radio product.” In June, Apple is expected to share an early glimpse of Jony Ive’s vision with iOS 7 and OS X, and likely introduce updated MacBook Airs with Retina displays.
In September, iPhone month, Apple will announce a modestly upgraded iPhone 5S, just as it did last year with the iPhone 4S. The device will likely look exactly as it does now, but come with an upgraded camera, processor and more. During the same event, the company should announce a spec bump for the iPad mini, and a completely new iPad, “which is totally redesigned to look more like the iPhone 5 and iPad mini,” Munster said.
Solid predictions, but nothing any Apple fan couldn’t have guessed themselves. We’re not done with 2012, and already we’re started to hear rumors of the company’s next generation lineup. Given Apple’s history, everything we’re hearing seems like logical steps in its expanding product cycles, with evolutionary updates as the company’s main focus.