The Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster, from Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis, predicts an increase in sales for the Apple computer in 2010. There is also much hype and anticipation for a possible revelation of Apple’s new tablet that will transform the industry with new cutting edge technology and increase sales.
The speculation for a new Apple tablet has prompt several analysts like Munster to unravel possible price points. He said the tablet could be worth $600 to $800 along with 2 million units sold annually, according to AppleInsider report.
Other online technology sites indicate similar price points, but no word from apple yet. A CNET report estimates if apple sells the 5 billion units at $600 it can earn $3 billion. The price point is practically within range of Munster’s estimates, but the quantities do vary.
The analyst from the middle-market investment banking firm has been extensively quoted on Appleinsider reports, CNN.money, Canada.com, and others. Ars Technica, technology related website, reported Apple has been in contact with several television networks, newspapers, textbook publishers, etc regarding the possible product release. Apple is looking to be and give them a revolutionary device that may change how we all access content on computers.
Apple has posted consecutive positive quarter results and able to weather the worst recession since the Great Depression. With much speculation revolving the tablet, iPhone 4.0 software update and possible Verizon phone, Minneapolis apple fanatics will have plenty to look forward to.
With the addition of an Apple Store in uptown Minneapolis, no reports or information released from existing Apple stores in the Twin Cities. As always their employees at apple retail, public relations and spokesperson remain silent on all rumors. As Munster has indicated Apple is poised for increase in sales for the Macintosh computer and mobile computing will dominate in the next decade.