Apple stock values plummeted Monday as investment firm Jeffries decreased its target price to $800 from a prior $900. However, the group also set the rumor mill ablaze once again, warning the world to expect an iPad 5 and an iPhone 5S release date in Q2 of next year, followed by an Apple TV launch in the fall.
The note from the firm cited industry sources claiming close familiarity with Apple’s roadmap for 2013, which apparently includes an iPhone 5S release date for late June or early July. With regard to specs and features, the sources also suggest that the iPhone 5S will include a larger battery, Near Field Communication (NFC), improved screen resolution and a super HD camera.
Among the list of possible new specs and features for the iPhone 5S with a lower degree of certainty are an all new Retina+ display, a multitude of new color variants and 128GB storage options, according to the same note.
With regard to Apple’s next tablet PC, the investment group expects the iPad 5 release date to arrive in June and deliver a device with a new IGZO screen, massively reduced weight and a thickness around half that of the current iPad 4.
Few details regarding the specs, features and possible price of the first Apple TV set were included n in the note, though a release date is expected for September or October next year.
Last but not least, mention was also given to the idea of an affordable version of the iPhone hitting the market next year, which apparently is in the works that hasn’t been cleared for launch by Apple as of yet. Should the project go ahead, the firm expects the affordable iPhone to launch during the same June to July timeframe and carry a price-tag of around $250 fully unlocked.