Slideshow: Apple's 2014 Rumored Lineup
The year may be over, but Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) biggest products could be around the corner.
In 2014, Apple is rumored to release a wide variety of new devices, ranging from a larger iPad and larger iPhone to a revised version of Apple TV and a new kind of MacBook Air.
Surely there will be additional upgrades to the MacBook Pro, iPhone 5S, iMac and iPad Air. But those are a given for almost any year.
For the purpose of this slideshow, Benzinga will focus on the rumored products that are entirely new, as well as products that promise to deliver radical changes to the existing portfolio.
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.
Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ
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Apple’s First TV
The illusive television set continues to draw attention from bloggers and analysts alike, but not as much as it did in 2011 and 2012.
As of this writing, some bloggers are still holding out hope for a 2014 release date.
Others caution that the TV is more likely to arrive in 2015 or 2016.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Does the world need a larger iPad?
More importantly, do consumers want a larger iPad?
The rumor mill seems to think so, indicating that a 12-inch iPad will be released in 2014.
The device is currently rumored for a Q1 or Q2 release, but don't be surprised if Apple saves it for November 2014 (to coincide with the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2).Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Apple TV (Set-Top Box) Upgrade
On his personal website, TechCrunch columnist and Google Ventures partner MG Siegler posted some interesting information.
His sources claim that Apple is working on “some sort of newfangled control system” for a future iteration of Apple TV.
It is not yet known if those features will make it into the 2014 edition.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Analysts and investors alike are convinced that Apple will release a large iPhone in 2014.
The five- or six-inch device is rumored to ship in the second quarter. That seems unlikely, but it could arrive alongside the iPhone 6 in September.
In fact, Apple's large iPhone might turn out to be the iPhone 6. The iPhone 5S could then receive the 5C treatment (plastic body, cheaper components, etc.).
Which phone would then become the cheapest available?
Since everyone is clamoring for a low-cost iPhone, it is wholly possible that Apple would reduce the iPhone 4S to $199 (without a contract).
That may not silence critics who were hoping for a new, inexpensive iPhone, but it could appease cost-conscious consumers.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
12-Inch MacBook Air with Retina Display
Now that the standard MacBook Pros are being eliminated, consumers and investors alike are wondering when the MacBook Air will receive its first Retina Display.
According to the International Business Times, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo thinks that the next MacBook Air will introduce the A8 chip.
He also expects it to have a 12-inch display (instead of an 11- or 13-inch display) with 2,304 x 1,440 pixels.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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