Analyst: Here’s What to Expect at Apple’s Next Event


Jefferies analyst Peter Misek recently revealed his predictions for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) upcoming media event that is being held in San Francisco next week, reports Barron’s. The Cupertino-based company sent out invitations on Tuesday for a media event that will be held on October 22. Although Apple remained typically tightlipped about what will be presented at the event, the invitation featured a teaser that stated, “We still have a lot to cover.”

Like most analysts, Misek believes that Apple will unveil a refreshed fifth-generation iPad, a second-generation iPad mini with Retina display, and a MacBook Pro update. Misek also speculated that the invitation’s mention of a “cover” may indicate a new kind of “smart cover” for Apple’s tablets.

Although some sources have reported that Apple has not produced enough iPad mini 2 units for an October release, Misek noted that, “Apple is more likely to launch in CQ4 with fewer units than delay it to CQ1.” However, the analyst believes that, “Initial launch supplies could be constrained to as few units as 2-5M.”