Will Apple's Next iPhone Arrive Late?

The timing of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) new product releases are among the most discussed events in the tech world. Particularly with competitors revving up to release new products of their own, many Apple fans want Apple to keep pace. The BlackBerry Q10 is debuting, Samsung is set to launch several versions of its Galaxy S4 on the Google Android platform, and Nokia is releasing an updated version of its Microsoft Windows Phone.

Despite the flurry of activity outside of Cupertino, there is mounting evidence that when CEO Tim Cook said "this fall," he wasn't being coy. If a cheap iPhone is coming, it will be this fall. The iPhone 5S? Again, this fall. As much as fans want more, autumn seems to be what Apple's aiming for. In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the two camps on the subject, why the fall is likely the answer, and what this means for the company.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 8:30 AM, demodave wrote:

    "Will Apple's Next iPhone Arrive Late?"

    I only pulled up this article to point out how much I hate these senseless titles. Apple has not announced its next iPhone, so no, it cannot be late. It may come later that the author wishes, but it is not late.

    When Tim said "this fall", the full context of the comment was

    "amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can't wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014"

    and

    "I don't want to be more specific, but I'm just saying we've got some really great stuff coming in the fall and across all of 2014'.

    Yes, a new phone is a new phone, but that may not even be what Tim is referring to. There are other rumors out there than just a phone. The Fool has done itself poorly by allowing this stuff to come out on its own brand.

  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 8:32 AM, TIMNPAWC wrote:

    Apple is losing Apple share every month for both tablets and smart phones.

    Survey just released say optimum phone size is 4.2 to 4.5.

    Is Blackberry(4.2") and Nokia(4.5") the only top tear phones that got it right?

    And the 5S will also be too small?

    Hope the 6 isn't also....

  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 8:36 AM, dwilh51183 wrote:

    MOTLEY FOOL WRITER'S ARE TURNING INTO IDIOT'S WITH ALL THEIR NEGATIVE AAPL STORIES. AAPL'S NEW IPHONES...MORE THAN 1 , ARE COMING OUT SOON...IN JUNE TO TAKE BACK MARKET SHARE THAT ALL YOU SO -CALLED REPORTERS SAY AAPL HAS LOST! BUT FUNNY THING IS...ALL MY CLIENTS AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE STATUS AND GOOD JOBS ARE ALL STILL USING OLDER IPHONES AND WE ALL PLAN ON UPGRADING TO THE NEW AND AWESOME NEW IPHONE 6 IN 6 WEEKS

  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 8:44 AM, marv08 wrote:

    iOS 7 will be announced during WWDC in June and beta versions will go to developers, so they can prepare their apps. The iPhone 5S (if that is the name) will be released with iOS 7 in September. The big iPad is still the most powerful ARM tablet on the market, no hurry. The next iPad Mini will be released whenever they can produce sufficient amounts of Retina displays, reliable rumors point to October/November for that.

    A bigger iPhone is not scheduled yet, and not needed for now. A cheaper iPhone (if it is in the works at all) could come at any time, but might be tied to a China Mobile deal.

    None of these products are "late", as not a single one of them has been announced ever.

    @TIMNPAWC: "Survey just released say optimum phone size is 4.2 to 4.5."

    So, why is a 4" phone the best selling phone on the market? And the one generating the highest profit? And why do those phones that "get it right" (BB and Nokia) not sell? Broken survey likely?

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