Analyst Offers iPad Predictions for Rumored October Launch
Will Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) host an October launch event that sparks as much anticipation as its September one garnered? It is not yet clear, but that hasn’t stopped many analysts from predicting what could be in the works for Apple to debut later this month.
KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is one such analyst, and Kuo is known for his solid track record of reliable forecasts. His predictions for Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C were largely corroborated Sept. 10 at the devices’ reveal, and now he is offering more insight for what’s to come for the expected iPad 5 and next-gen iPad mini.
According to 9to5Mac, the analyst believes both products will launch sometime in the year’s fourth quarter, and each will receive significant improvements from their predecessors. For Apple’s 5th generation iPad, Kuo believes that the device will receive a refreshed design and better controls, and he also highlights the unconfirmed leaks that suggest the new iPad will come in the same colors as the iPhone 5S.