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Two new iPhones, Retina iPad mini and more reportedly due in 2013, but no HDTV from Apple

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:40PM EST
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Apple (AAPL) will launch more than a dozen new and refreshed products in 2013 according to a recent report, but the highly anticipated and much rumored HDTV Apple is reportedly developing will not be among them. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a solid track record when reporting details surrounding unannounced Apple products, believes Apple has an impressive product roadmap in place for 2013. Included in his predictions are two new iPhone models, an iPad mini with a Retina display, a refreshed Apple TV and several new Mac computers.

In a research note picked up by MacRumors, Ming-Chi outlined a 2013 roadmap that lines up with a number of earlier reports.

The biggest news is likely that the analyst is an agreement with earlier reports that pointed to a summer launch of Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 5S” handset with a lower-cost iPhone with an MSRP between $350 and $450 to follow. He sees the iPhone 5S launching in June or July this year, and he says the new entry-level model will likely resemble the current iPhone 5 but it will feature a thicker design and a plastic case available in six different colors.

An earlier report suggested Apple’s high-end iPhone 5S will be available in six different colors as well.

Other key launches include a slightly tweaked Apple TV in the first quarter; a refreshed MacBook Air in the second quarter; a slimmer full-size iPad and a Retina iPad mini in the third quarter alongside a redesigned Retina MacBook Pro, a new iPod touch and a refreshed iPod nano; and new iMac and Mac minis in the fourth quarter this year.

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