Thursday, January 17, 2013

Apple could start manufacturing the iPhone 5S in March

Peter Misek, analyst at Jefferies, said in a note to investors that they are testing two prototypes of future iPhone. According to Peter, at least one of them will be named iPhone 5S that, while the other could be the rumored low-cost iPhone .

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Apple could start making the successor of the iPhone 5 in March to present in June or July

Peter Misek predicted in December that Apple would release an update to the iPhone 5 this summer. The analyst also believes that the Cupertino present a new generation iPhone, called iPhone 6, which will sport a 4.8-inch screen.

As for the news about the iPhone 5S , Misek speculates that production begins in March, just when there is a small slowdown in the demand for the iPhone 5. Apple is expected to sell 44 million iPhones in the current quarter, which represents an amount well above the average, set at 30 million units.

Like other analysts, Misek believes that the apparent decline in orders for components for the iPhone 5 is not related to the demand has been reduced. Instead, he believes the cuts are related to three factors:

  • The bottleneck that occurred in the assembly line when increased inventory of components for the Christmas holiday period.
  • The preliminary production planning of the next iPhone in March.
  • The possibility that the demand has not increased, just keep in line with or slightly lower than the most optimistic expectations.

While Misek expects the iPhone 5S be released around June-July, also believes that Apple is planning to launch a low-cost iPhone oriented emerging markets like China. Such a device already have the green light.

"Like the iPad Mini, we expect a low cost iPhone rather than" cheap ".

Likely Specifications: Polycarbonate shell, 4-inch Retina NO without LTE. "

In his opinion, a cheaper iPhone would increase the market share of smartphones from Apple, but also lower gross margins of the company. Misek does not expect the rumored product affects the price of Apple shares.

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