J.P. Morgan: two iPhones expected soon, iPad 3 delayed until 2012

By on September 19, 2011, 3:00 PM

J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz expects two new iPhones to launch this fall and the iPad 3 to be delayed until 2012. The speculation comes from conversations with industry insiders and was detailed in a note to clients, according to reports.

As reported by CNN Money, the highly anticipated iPhone 5 is expected to be based on a lighter and thinner form factor and feature a larger display along with an 8MP camera. The handset will be GSM and CDMA capable, making it a “world-mode” smartphone, although it isn't expected to feature LTE connectivity.

A second phone known as the iPhone 4-plus will launch alongside the iPhone 5 which will be based on the current-generation iPhone but will feature a few improvements. This handset could target the mainstream price point and focus on the China market, although it likely won’t be exclusive to that region. Moskowitz expects the current iPhone 4 to represent the low-end offering that is currently held by the 3GS.

In the same note, the J.P. Morgan analyst does not expect to see an iPad 3 until sometime next year. This makes perfect sense as Apple has been dominating the tablet market while every other manufacturer has struggled heartily.

HP discontinued their TouchPad tablet in August and RIM reported that only 200,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks shipped last quarter. By comparison, Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads in its most recent quarter. Other newcomes like the HTC Jetstream and its $700 price point with a two year contract will likely crash and burn as well.

A lack of competition could also give Apple ample time to iron out any wrinkles with the iPad 3, such as the alleged poor Retina display yields that we heard about last month.
 




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soliozuz said:

Just find it hilarious that Apple needs to "push" competitors aside with lawsuits in order buy time to just play catch-up. I'm not sure if they've heard but the Windows Tablets look ready to destroy the iPad or Touchpad. All they ended up doing was making it easier for a company like Microsoft to introduce a tablet without getting overly screwed like they pretty much did with their Windows Phone.

Guest said:

Quote: "A lack of competition could also give Apple ample time to iron out any wrinkles with the iPad 3, such as the alleged poor Retina display yields"

LOL what to iron ? since Apple don't produce any of their displays that you'll find in iPad's and iPhone's but they buy them from Samsung and LG, they can't iron ****.

And almost all components that you'll find in Apple products are not produced by them.

The whole iPhone is produced by Foxconn and Pergatron AFAIK with an ARM CPU core that is the standard in today's smart phones so where is the magic in Apple products ?

Or should I say that any good magician is in fact a good deceiver.

tonylukac said:

I thing they're lyin' like os mac lion.

soliozuz said:

Guest said:

Quote: "A lack of competition could also give Apple ample time to iron out any wrinkles with the iPad 3, such as the alleged poor Retina display yields"

LOL what to iron ? since Apple don't produce any of their displays that you'll find in iPad's and iPhone's but they buy them from Samsung and LG, they can't iron ****.

And almost all components that you'll find in Apple products are not produced by them.

The whole iPhone is produced by Foxconn and Pergatron AFAIK with an ARM CPU core that is the standard in today's smart phones so where is the magic in Apple products ?

Or should I say that any good magician is in fact a good deceiver.

Yeah, all I give Apple credit for is coming up with the idea of a touch-based phone that's the size of a wallet.

Guest said:

Apple has pwned the tablet market. The only relevant decision at this point is whether to increase the price. It's nice to be king.

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