There’s been plenty of doom and gloom and negativity surrounding Apple of late, but a lady called Katy Huberty, who currently finds employment with Morgan Stanley, reckons things are about to get a whole lot better for Team Cook.
We’ve just met the all-singing, all-dancing Samsung Galaxy S4, but – according to K-Hub – the iPhone 5S will knock it out of the proverbial park when it touches down later this year, thanks to a “killer feature”.
That’s what K-Hub told CNBC in a “rare TV appearance”. What does Katy know? Well, to be fair, she recently met with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, though it’s not clear what they whispered about.
K-Hub says: “You saw the Samsung Galaxy S4 come out last week, that shows you the innovation cards are up for grabs. What is lacking in that product is a killer feature. We think that’s where Apple will surprise this year.
“This [iPhone] 5S cycle this year will be about a killer feature that drives consumers increasingly to the platform, and that increases the value of those 500 million accounts.”
Needless to say, Katy neglected to specify exactly what the iPhone 5S’s “killer feature” might be, though recent rumourage proposed NFC with fingerprint security.
The rumour mill can't quite settle on an iPhone 5S launch date. WWDC in June has been touted, though we're also hearing August.