Earlier this week the web was assaulted with a bevy of horrible Apple rumors from analyst Peter Misek. Along with claiming that Apple was going to have an Apple TV SDK event in March, Misek said Apple’s 4.8-inch iPhone will launch next year, and that iPhone 5 sales are slipping.
It only took a few minutes before Misek’s B.S. was shot down, so rather than launching his own barrage of crappy Apple TV rumors, Piper Jaffray’s analyst, Gene Munster, decided to tell investors he has no idea what Apple’s got up it’s sleeve right now, but there’s surely something.
In his note to investors this morning, Munster took a more humorous tone. Rather than making a claim based on “supply chain sources,” Munster admitted that he doesn’t have an inside line on what Apple is doing right now but Apple’s probably going to do something in March or April.
Munster did make the argument that Apple typically has a new product announcement every four months (true), and that they’ve had Special Events in March for the last two years. The last Apple announcement was October 23rd, so Munster figures that Apple is due to bring something out really soon.
Normally, we’d agree that past behavior dictates future performance with Apple, but the only new product rumors that we’ve been hearing lately were in regards to the iWatch, which probably isn’t going to come out in 2013. If a Retina iPad mini was on the way, we probably would have heard some leaks by now, or will in the next few weeks. If not, then I wouldn’t hold out hope for an Apple event in March, especially now that Jim Dalrymple has said it’s not happening.
- Source Business Insider