Since Apple finally unveiled the two new iPhones last month, the rumor mill’s focus has now shifted to other products. Market analysts often make their predictions about future Apple products as well, and the folks at KGI Securities have come up with yet another round of predictions. It is claimed that Apple is indeed going to launch the Retina iPad mini at its event later this month, though it should be noted that Apple is yet to confirm an iPad event for October. KGI’s analyst also claims that a low cost iMac and a full fledged iPad with a high resolution display is going to be released next year.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is of the view that the iPad 6, nevermind the iPad 5, will have the traditional 9.7 inch display but its pixel density will be 30 to 40 percent more than the existing iPad. Even though Apple generally releases a new iPad after an entire year, and it’s slated to launch iPad 5 this month, Kuo predicts that this iPad with high resolution display is going to come out in mid 2014. Kuo also says that Apple might be developing a low cost iMac, given the fact that the existing one isn’t selling in substantial numbers primarily due to its high price. Apple may take this step to push shipments in markets other than the U.S., where HP, Lenovo and other rivals are going strong. Last but not the least, Kuo also touches upon the possibility of a new 12 inch MacBook. The analyst doesn’t categorize it as an Air model, but predicts that it will be thinner and lighter than the existing Air and will have a high resolution display that will “offer the outstanding visual experience of the Retina MacBook Pro.”