According to Gene Munster, a Piper Jaffray analyst, the iPhone 5 will be released into the market by October, which will result to record sales for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). But prior to the release of the iPhone 5, the next laptop from Apple is expected to be released next month.
The statement from the analyst is similar to reports that have emerged earlier. The iPhone 5 will reportedly be released into the market by September or October even as the next version of the iPhone will feature a new design along with enhanced features such as LTE support and a bigger display screen.
The iPhone 5 will reportedly feature the latest mobile OS of Apple. These enhancements are meant to persuade Apple enthusiasts to purchase the upcoming device. Munster indicated further that the shares of Apple will likely have a positive response to the release of the iPhone 5 this year since the company is expected to continue its promotion of the next version of the iPhone until the end of the year.
Previous reports have indicated that Apple may use the LiquidMetal technology on the upcoming iPhone 5. Reports have also hinted at the possible use of LTE technology that is compatible with the latest A5X chip of the company and a new screen display from Sharp.
However recent reports have focused on the upcoming mobile OS of the device and the LTE coverage provided by the partners of Apple that will be offering the iPhone 5. The reports also focused on which service provider will deliver most of the sales of the iPhone 5.
In addition to the reports about the upcoming iPhone 5, Apple is also expected to release the latest version of the MacBook Pro that is expected to come without an optical drive and have a design similar to the MacBook Air, new display and the latest version of the Mac OS X.