Analyst: Apple to release redesigned iPhone 5 in summer, just one iPad in 2012

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Analyst: Apple to release redesigned iPhone 5 in summer, just one iPad in 2012

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, in a note to investors, has laid out his predictions for Apple ‘s calendar year 2012. In it he expects a redesigned iPhone 5 to be released in midsummer and only one version of the iPad 3, despite other rumors that Apple could release an expanded lineup of iPad models.

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Munster’s note, reported by AppleInsider, suggests that Apple ‘s “base case” scenario will see it selling 142 million iPhone units through 2013, which represents an 18 percent increase in revenue from the previous year. In a “bull case” scenario Apple could sell as many as 162 million units, bumping the revenue increase to 35 percent.

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With Munster predicting only a single iPad model for 2012, his total revenue prediction for Apple remains conservative at 14 percent. However, many rumors have been circulating that Apple could release any number of iPad models, expanding its lineup considerably.

Should Apple release a 7-inch iPad or an iPad 2S, Munster’s predictions could prove to be extremely low.

So what should we make of this? First of all, this is merely a prediction. It is entirely possible that Munster has an inside track on some production plans, but more t… [Read more]

Analyst: Apple to release redesigned iPhone 5 in summer, just one iPad in 2012

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