Analyst: Apple Could Surprise Us at WWDC



2011’s World Wide Developer’s Conference is fast approaching, but for the first time in four years, there is no expectation that Apple will reveal a new iPhone there. That might be a very good thing for investors looking to capitalize on low expectations.

“We expect Apple to announce software features for iPhones, iPads and Macs at WWDC on [June 6] that could serve as a near-term catalyst as expectations for the event are relatively low,” Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told investors Wednesday. One reason for the lessened expectations is a prevailing opinion Apple won’t introduce a new iPhone until September.

Munster also trotted out his pet theory that Apple could reignite the fire Wall Street witnessed in 2011 by introducing a new product category, such as televisions. The move could “unlock new perceived value in the company, and thus the stock,” he said.

So far, Munster’s vision of an Apple-branded television hasn’t come to fruition. Although there remains time, the same urgency that we saw behind the iPhone or iPad just hasn’t appeared for an iTV. Do you ever think Apple will unveil its own TV? Let us know in the comments.