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Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, a long time Apple analyst, is quite bullish on Apple’s stock.
Fortune reports that he is predicting that Apple’s stock will hit $1000 within the next two years.
Here’re his top 10 ideas, which he believes will help Apple’s stock, which closed at $562.29 on Friday, to reach $1000.
- An aggressive product roadmap. Munster expects a rapid sequence of new products and product updates over the next 12 months, including a new iPhone, new Macs, a new iPad and a TV.
- A huge iPhone 5 upgrade. He predicts it will happen in October and be, in his words, “the biggest consumer electronics product launch of 2012 as well as the biggest device upgrade cycle in smartphone history.”
Unlike the week before, this past week hasn’t seen an epic B.S.-storm of rumors.
A few of the ones that came out got huge piles of attention, however, not the least because rumors of a 16:9 screen iPhone sound so delicious to so many that we all want to believe… even though we’ve all been “burned” on this one once before.
But before we can get to those slightly plausible rumors, we have to get the utterly ridiculous ones out of the way first.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Apple’s HDTV will have a feature where you can control playback and other functions using Siri on your i*BZZT*
B.S. detector reading: 8/10. We’ve been hearing this one since Siri debuted, yet the latest Apple TV shows zero integration with the “intelligent” voice assistant. In fact, it’s been seven months since Siri went public, and aside from a very modest expansion of language support, the software hasn’t seemed to improve much. It’s still restricted to a single device, the iPhone 4S, and it still doesn’t handle driving directions or local business searches in most countries.
Recent rumors suggest the next iPhone will rock a bigger screen, moving from its current 3.5-inches up to 4-inches. Though users may be clamoring for a larger display, this new hardware could cause problems for developers who will have to design for several screen sizes.
GigaOM talked to several iOS developers about the potential for fragmentation and discovered most are cautiously optimistic about this change.
The overall consensus is that Apple will provide tools to make the transition from a smaller to a larger display as easy as possible for developers. Many point to the original iPad and the retina iPad as examples of how Apple has handled this transition in this past.
Next iPhone Will Reportedly Sport A 3.9-Inch Display With 1136 x 640 Resolution, Being Tested Internally [VIDEO]
Rumors are just that, rumors, and the iPhone 5 is currently in the middle of more than its fair share. It is par for the course for any big Apple hardware release, but the rumor mill seems to only intensify as each year goes by.
The latest to be bandied around is the suggestion that the next iPhone will be the first to feature a new screen, with not just more pixels but more inches, too.
According to 9to5Mac’s sources, Apple is currently in the middle of testing a variety of different hardware designs and styles, but all apparently have one thing in common: a new, larger Retina Display-enabled screen.
Current iPhone 4 and 4S models feature that impressive 3.5-inch 960×640 display, just the same as all the iPhones that came before them. In the face of strong competition from larger Android and Windows Phone 7 devices, it would appear that Apple is now set to increase the size of its iconic iPhone, bringing the screen more in line with those it is competing against.
Back in April, we reported that it was highly unlikely that Apple will launch the sixth generation iPhone in June, based on the warning issued by Qualcomm.
Qualcomm is widely expected to provide baseband chips for the next generation iPhone like iPhone 4S and the new iPad.
Qualcomm CEO had told analyst during a conference call last month that it was finding it difficult to meet demand for its advanced mobile phone chips, which are used in 4G LTE smartphones.
Piper Jaffray’s analyst Gene Munster who had also initially expecting Apple to launch the sixth generation iPhone in August, now predicts that it will be released only in October.
But he doesn’t expect the shortage of the 28-nm chips at Qualcomm will keep Apple from releasing the next generation iPhone in October, according to report on AppleInsider:
“The bottom line is that we remain comfortable with an October iPhone 5 launch despite the reported 28nm chip shortage at Qualcomm,” analyst Gene Munster wrote in a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider on Monday. [..]