Gene Munster is a highly regarded analyst at Piper Jaffray and well involved in issues related to the Apple world. However, it had been a few months since he made comments or predictions about the much talked about Apple tablet. Today, the specialist broke the ice and not only brought new information about the product, mockup that we’ve never seen:
According to Munster, the tablet will be launched at the beginning of 2010 and should cost, as they say, a lot for around US $ 500 and US $ 700, that would be positioned between iPhones and MacBooks, with an initial sales forecast much higher than Apple. TV in its first year. He bets that the product will come with a built-in 3G modem, and cites both AT&T and Verizon Wireless as possible partners of Apple in the marketing of the device (with subsidies).
In the first 12 months of availability from iTablet, Munster believes that Apple could sell two million units of the new Mac, potentially generating $ 1.2 billion in revenue for the company, that is, about 3% of the entire Cupertino firm's turnover. for 2010.
Such a success predicted by Munster due to the fact that the tablet is very similar to an iPod touch, however bigger. The product would be able to enjoy not only the more than 70,000 titles available on the App Store today, as it would also have “a new category of apps larger screen ”. ITablet would also compete directly with netbooks, mainly for everyday tasks such as browsing the internet, emails and accessing digital media.