Every week the numerous blogs covering the machinations of the Apple empire float unconfirmed rumors, blatant speculation and questionably-sourced reports on what the company might be unveiling in the near or distant future. Let's take a look back at what the Apple blogs were excited about during the week of April 16 - April 22. Check out our last edition of Apple rumors here, and for all the latest follow me on Twitter right here.
Analyst: iPhone 5 Will Be 'Mother Of All Upgrades'
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A lot of folks are expecting big things from the next iPhone, and this edition of This Week In Apple Rumors
will do nothing to minimize your already too-high expectations.
Put on your crazy pants: It's time to listen to some Wall Street analyst predictions for the iPhone 5!
Let's start with Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, a noted Apple fanboy/analyst ("fanalyst") who sees the stock
hitting $1000 at some point, said in an interview on Bloomberg
will be "the mother of all upgrades." That's right: The next iPhone is literally going to birth out of its headphone jack, from the sheer force of its improvements, every other upgrade to anything ever.
Munster predicts a new form factor for the iPhone
, the addition of 4G LTE, and "lines around shopping malls" when it comes out in October. Prepare for boom time this fall, Orange Julius employees!
(Did we mention that Munster -- the guy saying all of this stuff about how amazing the next iPhone is going to be -- is a Wall Street analyst who has said that Apple's stock
will rise almost $400? Because that seems like an important footnote to his prediction).
For more iPhone chatter (oh, is there ever more!), let us now turn to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.