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How Will Apple React To What This Analyst Says On Friday?

How Will Apple React To What This Analyst Says On Friday?

The whole world will be watching Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) special event on Monday, March 9, but investors could get a sneak peek three days early.

Piper Jaffray Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster -- the world's top Apple analyst -- will appear on a special episode of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep this Friday, March 6 at 8:35 a.m. ET. Investors can tune in and submit questions for Munster to answer live on the air.

Munster's most recent prediction is that Apple will launch a revamped set-top box this fall. The device could coincide with the launch of a new, online-only TV service that is similar to DISH Network Corp's (NASDAQ: DISH) SlingTV.

Munster previously stated that he believes Apple will release an actual TV set in 2016.

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These are a few of the things Gene Munster could talk about, but they're not the only rumors -- or speculated product ideas -- that need to be dissected. There are numerous Apple rumors circulating right now, including:

The Infamous 12-Inch MacBook Air

No kid likes being the middle child, yet the rumor mill insists that Apple will release a 12-inch MacBook Air.

In short, Apple is believed to be cramming as much as it possibly can into a very thin and very small laptop. A 12-inch display will be used because it is more compact than a 13-inch display. It would, of course, be bigger than the ultra-compact 11-inch MacBook Air that is currently available.

Investors are invited to ask Munster about this and any other Apple-related topic during Friday's #PreMarket Prep.

iPhone Mini

The iPhone Mini rumors aren't as prevalent as the hype for a plus-sized iPad, but they continue to crop up.

The iPhone Mini was once believed to be the smallest iPhone ever produced. It is now expected to resemble the original iPhone and offer a much more compact body to attract space-conscious customers.

It might seem like a strange move for Apple considering how successful the iPhone 6 Plus has become. But Apple likes to build sleek, compact devices that are significantly smaller than what the competition offers.

If investors want to know more about this rumor, they should tune in to #PreMarket Prep this Friday at 8:35 a.m. ET and submit their questions to the world's top Apple analyst.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this report.

Posted-In: #PreMarket Prep Dish Network Gene Munster iPhone iPhone 6 Plus Piper JaffrayRumors Tech Best of Benzinga


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