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What to Expect From Apple’s Press Conference Next Week, According to a Prominent Analyst

Sep 3, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Here’s what to expect from Apple’s media presentation next week, according to a prominent analyst, Gene Muster of Piper Jaffray, reports Fortune:

● An iPhone 6 with a larger screen (4.7-inch), faster (A8) chip, better battery life, more RAM and an improved camera

● An iPhone 6L with an even bigger screen (5.5 inch) to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note

● A hard sapphire screen on the top-of-the-line 64-GB iPhone 6L

● An NFC (near field communications) chip in both phones and some way of showing it off

● Good (70% ) chance Apple will unveil a “payment feature,” but not necessarily a full-fledged “payment platform”

● 50% chance Apple will introduce a watch next week. (Most tech reporters are echoing re/Code’s prediction that a “wearable” will be unveiled [Tuesday, Sept. 9], but won’t ship until next year.

Muster thinks the timing of Apple’s hardware introductions may be driven by the payment feature.

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2 Comments

  1. And NO FM chip. Again.

    • Whoa – are you really upset because you can’t listen to local FM radio? Or is there a different meaning to FM chip. Scott, if you really want to listen to the radio, there are a BUNCH of apps for you to choose among.

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