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We tend to be quite skeptical when it comes to Apple rumors which indicate the company plans to blast out a ton of new products all at once, so take this report with a grain of salt.
MacRumors blasted out a plethora of analyst speculation on Tuesday night, all of which comes from KGI Securities' own Ming-Chi Kuo. The website notes that this particular analyst has "offered remarkably accurate information on Apple's product plans" in the past, but the sheer volume of products all released during the same period makes us a little wary of its validity.
There's little doubt that a new iPhone will arrive in September or October alongside iOS 6, but Kuo also believes new iPod touch and iPod nano models will also be introduced in September, offering an "all new" experience when compared to the company's current lineup. Given that there were no new iPods last fall, this one isn't so far-fetched.
Where things get a little fuzzier are Kuo's claims that a slightly tweaked new iPad will arrive on the heels of the next iPhone this fall, presumably alongside the now mythical "iPad mini," which is widely expected to be a Nexus 7 killer.
As if that's not enough, the KGI analyst also believes a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will arrive sometime in September or October as well alongside refreshed 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs -- although don't expect those big-screen Macs to come bearing a Retina Display quite yet. (Ivy Bridge processors, on the other hand, appear to be a lock.)
That's an awful lot of hardware for any company to blast out of its manufacturing supply chain, so we're rightfully skeptical about it -- but hey, it's always fun to play analyst lotto and see which of these products might actually come to fruition this autumn.
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(Image courtesy of MacRumors and KGI Research)