Like filling out a crossword puzzle with a pen, we feel pretty confident Apples next iPhone will almost certainly make its debut in September.
While most of the attention in Tuesdays earnings call was focused on Apples once-again-remarkable sales and revenues, it didnt go unnoticed when company execs mentioned a future product transition that we will not talk about today.” Those plans have led the Silicon Valley giant to forecast a less-than-spectacular Q3 as it gears up for the transition; of course, a less-than-spectacular quarter for Apple is the best quarter ever for some companies.
Theres little doubt that Apple will make less money in Q3 because many consumers will be waiting for the next iPhone to be released, which will obviously mean a big Q4 for the company. The question that remains is whether or not it will be a less expensive version of the iPhone 4 with a faster processor, improved cameras and other rumored, small tweaks known in many circles as the iPhone 4S or if it will be the full-blown, next-generation iPhone 5, or perhaps both.
Our guess is that it’s both: Would just the 4S be that “exciting” as described in a recent job posting that seeks temporary iPhone sales staff to help with an exciting project” from August to October?
Apple announced Tuesday that it had a net income of $7.3 billion last quarter, selling more than 20 million iPhones and more than 9 million iPads.