Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley is the latest to get in on the iPhone 5S rumour action, reiterating the summer launch notion, and throwing in the idea of a low-end model.
That’s the story reported by Boy Genius Report, relaying Walkley’s thoughts as penned in – you guessed it – a note to investors.
Walkley scribbles: “We believe Apple could launch a higher-end iPhone model by the June quarter versus its more typical September/October timing for a new iPhone launch.”
Yeah, that seems to be the consensus, Mike. New iPad in February/March, new iPhone in June/July, and new iPad mini in October/November.
The Canaccord chap continues: “We also believe Apple could potentially launch a lower-end iPhone focused on more price-sensitive pre-paid markets, as we believe consumers in markets such as China, Latin America and Eastern Europe would have very strong demand for a more affordably priced 3G iPhone.”
Apple’s tactic of late has been to keep earlier models of the iPhone around. At present, you can grab the iPhone 4 for £319, though that’s not exactly “budget”.
Well, only five months or so till the iPhone 5S launch. Let’s say we have one iPhone 5S rumour per day, that’s… 150 iPhone 5S stories to go? ‘Mazing.