Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to release some big new products next year, according to a report from NPD DisplaySearch. By “big,” NPD actually means large. The report speculates that Apple will release a big screen iPhone next year alongside a really big screen iPhablet, and a full television. Some of these products have been speculated to be on the way for years, so it’s certainly right to take this with a grain of salt.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) split its iPhone releases for the first time this year. The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c have the same screen size, lending credence to the idea that Apple could release two entirely different phones next year. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been experimenting with different screen sizes, and it is widely rumored that the iPhone 6 will have a larger screen.
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Apple iPhone 6 releases
The idea that there will be an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6c next year could be right, but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is unlikely to create two entirely different phones. The company is concentrated on its margins, and setting up two completely new production lines might be a difficult way to keep margins high.
It looks like Apple will release two phones next year, and it seems likely that at least one will have a larger screen. Two new phones with two different screen sizes seems a step too far for the company, so an iPhablet doesn’t seem a likely bet for next year.
The Apple Television is an interesting prospect. There have been many indications that the company is interested in the television market and rumors of an iTV have been around for a long time.
Apple Television on the way
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be about to release a television next year, and it could be the biggest move from the company in a long time. The last new product range the company released was the iPad in 2010. An iTV would be an incredible release, and it could spark another surge in the company’s shares.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares are still far below the highs reached last year, and it would take a real change at Cupertino to spark shares to beat those highs. Everyone is waiting for the iTV, but Apple may never deliver.