Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, projects that Apple will more than likely their iPhone 5S sometime in June.
Munster also predicts that Apple will be able to sell 4 million units of the iPhone 5S before the end of the month and quarter. This estimate is in comparison to the 5 million iPhone 5 handsets sold during their opening weekend.
Munster expects Apple to sell 30 million iPhones over the June Quarter. This is a 15 percent increase form the same time last year.
What will the iPhone 5S offer over Apple’s iPhone 5?
Munster, like most analysts and Apple watchers, expects the new iPhone 5S to offer a faster processor, a better camera, and newer software features in the hardware. He also thinks that there may be a slim chance that Apple’s iPhone 5S may also offer and NFC chip.
After last years purchase of security technology provider AuthenTec, Apple could take the lead to adding a biometric security feature, possibly a fingerprint reader, to the iPhone 5S; however, most experts think a feature like that is more likely for the release of Apple’s iPhone 6.
Analyst also expect Apple to release the highly-rumored low-cost iPhone in the September quarter. This low-cost iPhone would assist Apple with tapping into a market for lower income consumers valued around $135 billion. Munster estimates the unlocked price of a low-cost iPhone to be around $250.
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