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iPhone 6 to sport 4.8-inch screen – iPad Mini 2 to be delayed, analyst says

News   •   Jun 10, 2013 18:56 BST

According to an analyst, the iPhone 6 (for more on the iPhone 6 click here) will come with a 4.8-inch screen, while the iPad Mini 2, follow-up to the iPad Mini (for more on the iPad Mini click here) will be delayed.

Glen Yeung, Citi analyst, said the iPhone 5S (for more on the iPhone 5S click here) production will be “delayed by two to four weeks.”

He added, “And while this does not preclude a September iPhone 5S launch date, we suspect volumes in September may consequently be challenged.”

He said about the iPhone 6, “We...expect a 4.8 [inch] screen iPhone 6 to be launched in 1Q14.”

Yeung said about the iPad Mini 2, “Whereas we had been expecting a new iPad 5, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Mini Retina in 2H13 [the second half of 2013], we now believe that iPad Mini Retina has been delayed until late C4Q13 [calendar fourth quarter] or C1Q14. This puts the emphasis on the reduced-price iPad Mini 2 (we expect this to be priced at $230-$250 versus $329 for the current iPad Mini), ostensibly to better compete with the plethora of low-priced competing tablets, but creating some risk to 2H13 iPad revenue estimates in the process.”

He said about the iPad 5, “We continue to expect iPad 5 to sport characteristics similar to iPad Mini (slimmer, lighter), although the prospect of a higher-end solution (like the MS Surface Pro) seems unlikely given discussions with Intel have not resulted in an Intel design win at 22nm. We note that 3Q13 is expected to be the last quarter of iPad 2 and iPad 4 production.”

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