Analyst: Apple TV ‘Launch’ Delayed Until November 2013

Apple’s iTV is expected to launch during the holiday quarter, but not this year. One prominent Apple analyst, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, changed his mind over the Apple iTV launch date and informed investors today that it won’t happen until November 2013.

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This is a big change, considering that earlier this year he predicted Apple would launch a television set by the end of this year in December, and make it available for purchase during the first half of 2013.

Munster doesn’t support his change in thinking; he just issued a revised note to investors implementing the Apple television set launch into his 2013 Apple product launch scenario forecast.

Munster’s November 2013 forecast for Apple iTV is contrary to other analysts who claim the launch is imminent. So, here is how Apple’s product refresh cycle scenario looks for 2013, at least according to Gene Munster: the recently released iPad mini will be updated with a Retina Display in March, along with a scheduled update of the Apple TV box.

iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 will arrive in June 2013, as well as the updated MacBook Airs with Retina Displays — looks like 2013 will be the year of the Retina Display, at least according to Munster — and the iPhone 5S will arrive in September as a modest upgrade from the iPhone 5, along with an updated iPad mini and new iPad.

Munster believes Apple will end the year with the launch of the eagerly awaited Apple iTV, which is forecast to cost between $1,500 and $2,000, and ship with sizes from 42-inches to 55 inches.

[Via BusinessInsider, Image credit: Jay Yarow]