Now that we have officially entered the final quarter of 2012, we are undoubtedly going to start seeing an influx of new and upgraded product lines hitting shelves across the world just in time for the beginning of the holiday shopping season. It’s no secret that this is one the busiest time of the year for consumers, and a good holiday season can turn a good financial year into a great one for companies who manage to launch the right product at the right time.
If new rumors are to be believed, then it looks like Apple could be attempting to put in a rather monstrous end to the year with the release of up to eight products before the turn of the year. Some of the speculated releases are entirely new products which we already know are going to be released, such as the new iPhone, while others are evolutionary refreshes to existing product lines, such as a new and improved 27-inch iMac that could be with us at the end of October.
According to research carried out by KGI Securities, the Apple product release wave will be equally split, with four of the possible eight products hitting our shelves during the month of September, and the remaining coming the following month in October. The world is already expecting an Apple event on September 12th to introduce is to the sixth-generation iPhone, with speculation that the new iPod touch will also be unveiled. Before the actual launch of those two devices, KGI are predicting a release of a new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro as well as a revamped 21.5-inch iMac.
Following on from the possible September releases, it looks likely that Apple hardware fans could be in line for a rather eventful October with the release of a new iPod nano, as well as a refresh to the rather beautiful 27-inch iMac. In addition to those releases, we should also be bracing ourselves for a possible release of the much talked about iPad Mini as well as an upgrade to the existing 9.7-inch iPad. The rumored iPad Mini is something that has been speculated about for quite some time, with Apple reportedly looking to get rid of old inventory by producing an affordable tablet that uses up old full sized 3GS screens, while the refresh to the existing iPad would only bring to the table the new smaller dock connector.
The release of the new iPhone and a couple of new iPods is pretty much guaranteed, but it will be extremely interesting to see how accurate this research into the company’s possible release schedule is, and I for onec would certainly welcome the new iPhone as well as a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro this month.