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  • Gene Munster Gets Back to Beating the iPhone 5 Drum


    If prominent Wall Street analyst Gene Munster proves wrong in his incessant prediction for a dramatically redesigned iPhone 5, he may very well lose the "prominent" part of his reputation as an analyst with Piper Jaffray.

    On Wednesday, Munster once again reiterated his assertion that Apple is going to surprise the multitudes with a completely different look for the next-gen iPhone (which he calls the iPhone 5). This time around, however, Munster says the next incarnation of the iPhone will be a "monster."

    "If Apple sells 30 million-plus iPhones in Dec., with no new form factor, up from 17.1m in Sept., it would be evidence supporting our survey work indicating that 94% of iPhone users plan to upgrade to a new iPhone," Munster revealed today. "This theme suggests iPhone 5, which we are expecting in Aug. with a new form factor, will be a monster upgrade."

    Munster raised his iPhone number to 30 million from 26 million for fiscal Q1 ended in December. He reiterates an iPad unit estimate of 13.5 million. He sees Apple beating the Street at $40.2 billion in revenue and $10.50 in EPS, versus the consensus $38.6 billion and $9.95 per share.
    Ahead of Apple's January 24th earnings report, Munster says he now believes Apple will report record sales and earnings across all three of its iDevices: the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

    Source: Barron's
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Gene Munster Gets Back to Beating the iPhone 5 Drum started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Can't wait to see this iPhone 5!
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Annnnndd the BS about if its going to be called the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, starts in 5......4.....3....2.........
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ty22 View Post
      Annnnndd the BS about if its going to be called the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, starts in 5......4.....3....2.........
      +1 totally agree
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      If the iPhone 5 doesnt come out to my expexctations im moving to a droid...
    1. babyydaveyy's Avatar
      babyydaveyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ty22 View Post
      Annnnndd the BS about if its going to be called the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, starts in 5......4.....3....2.........
      It's clearly going to be called the iPhone 6! If you look back at the number of devices that have been released, the reason they called the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4 was because .....
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      iPhone 4GS
    1. JE78's Avatar
      JE78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ty22 View Post
      Annnnndd the BS about if its going to be called the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, starts in 5......4.....3....2.........
      After last years huge let down with the 4s i'm not going to believe anything I hear about the iPhone 5 until the press conference.
    1. MrFunderthuck's Avatar
      MrFunderthuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by JE78 View Post
      After last years huge let down with the 4s i'm not going to believe anything I hear about the iPhone 5 until the press conference.
      +1

      I'm hesitant to get to excited
    1. jamesgunaca's Avatar
      jamesgunaca -
      Am I the only one who thought he kept calling the iPhone 5 a "munster upgrade"? These analysts are a joke. iPhone rumors are just page-view gold.


      Quote Originally Posted by smooth22 View Post
      If the iPhone 5 doesnt come out to my expexctations im moving to a droid...
      I just switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and it didn't even take me two weeks to switch back to my iPhone 4. I expect anyone who is a heavy jailbreak user would find that Android just isn't what other geeks/tweakers would have you believe (most of whom may have not spent a lot of time with a jailbreak optimized iPhone...because let's be honest, jailbreaking is all about optimizing your iOS experience).
    1. EndFinity's Avatar
      EndFinity -
      Hoping for a design that doesn't make it ~90% certain that you have to pay 200 bucks for a repair bill when you drop your phone..
    1. STM127's Avatar
      STM127 -
      I am no prominent analyst, but there are ONLY three options for naming:

      iPhone LTE
      iPhone R4G (Real 4G)
      iPhone Universe (Since the universe encompasses a galaxy, this signifies how much better the iPhone will be over the Galaxy)

      Apple is too hip to keep using numbers for phones; numbers are last decade. Expect something new from Tim.

      ./sarcasm off
    1. Martin Martinez's Avatar
      Martin Martinez -
      One day in the future, apple will start to put names to the iphones... Or just like the ipad make just one product and discontinue the others. But i go with the first option if they whan to keep the others iphones... ( in dont speak english...)
    1. thacarta1's Avatar
      thacarta1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
      iPhone 4GS
      Totally agree with this cat!!
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      :-P
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      iPhone SJ = Steve Job's tribute version

      http://www.blottr.com/breaking-news/...red-steve-jobs

      Would love it, if it looked close to that...
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      I can guarantee the back will just say iPhone.
    1. doc_mufasa's Avatar
      doc_mufasa -
      i thought the new phone would be "iPhone zulu-6-tango"............. does it really matter?
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      In many ways, I hope Apple doesn't redesign the iPhone 5, if nothing else, just to prove this guy wrong.
    1. nderosa's Avatar
      nderosa -
      please t-mobile get this thing or I'm out!
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      I'm not believing any hype until they announce the phone. If it's the same ish as usual i'm jumping to Windows Phone.