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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.”
Sotheby’s is selling another a piece of Apple history that’ll appeal to collectors. The auction house is offering a memo Steve Jobs sent to Atari in 1974.
The memo contains changes Atari could make to its World Cup Soccer arcade game that’ll add variety to the game.
The memo has pencil-drawn circuit diagrams and paddle information for the engineers. It’s written on Atari letterhead and signed by Jobs under All-One Farm Design, a company name inspired by an Oregon apple orchard/hippy commune frequented by Jobs.
ESPN Pit Reporter Dave Burns covers NASCAR’s premiere Sprint Cup Series for the network.
He’s been reporting on racing for many years, and recently abandoned his personal paper-based note system for carefully selected iPad apps.
Burns says that note-taking is “highly personal,” and that ESPN does not require him to use a certain system. For years, he effectively used a paper form the he devised himself. When the iPad debuted, however, Burns saw the potential.
The hard-working Chronic-Dev Team has announced that just over one million users have jailbroken their iOS devices with Greenpois0n Absinthe 2.0.
That’s impressive, considering the jailbreak was released just three days ago.
Greenpois0n Absinthe 2.0.2 is for firmware 5.1.1 only and available now.
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.