Here are your and news items for Tuesday:
iPhone in Autumn: September is usually the iPod’s time to shine when it comes to Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) product release cycle. According to a Tuesday report at All Things Digital, though, it might be the iPhone’s show this year. An Avian Securities analyst believes that Apple will debut the iPhone 5 in September based on word from component suppliers working with Apple. While the company has traditionally debuted new iPhone models in June, the company’s product cycle has been disrupted in 2011 by the February release of the Verizon (NYSE:VZ) iPhone 4 and the March release of the iPad 2.
No iPad 3 For You: Consumers holding out for a rumored iPad 3 later this year, should give up the ghost, according to DigiTimes. The paper says a third-generation iPad, with a significantly improved touch screen resolution, is only in the “initial planning stage.” Whatever the technology in the iPad turns out to be, it likely won’t appear until 2012.
Seventeen and Seven: It’s common knowledge that Apple has had a strong quarter, with a new iPhone release for a new carrier and a new iPad. Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets issued a note to investors in Tuesday predicting sales of 17 million iPhones and 7 million for the quarter that ended April 1. Abramsky also predicts sales of 3.6 millionfor the company’s line of Mac computers. Apple will discuss the actual numbers during their earnings conference call on April 20.