On January 4th of this year I made my Apple predictions for 2013. Let’s have a look how I did, shall we?
Q1 FY13 will be Apple’s best quarter. Ever. Q2, will be lower, Q3 will be bigger than Q2, and Q4 will be lower than Q1, but larger than Q2 and Q3.
Q1 FY13: Revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share.
Q2 FY13: Revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share.
Q3 FY13: Revenue of $35.3 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per diluted share.
Q4 FY13: Revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share.
Source: Apple Investor Relations.
I was right about Q1, and Q2, not right about Q3, and partially right about Q4.
OS X will see an update at WWDC, so will iOS.
Yep, we got Mavericks aka OS X 10.9, and iOS 7.
There will be a new Mac Pro, and new iPods.
Yep, the new Mac Pro is imminent, but we didn’t get new iPods.
iMac and Macbook (Air, Pro) will see updates. No touchscreen for Macs, no ARM-based Mac. No Retina for the Air.
Yep, all got Haswell and other significant upgrades. No touchscreens, no ARM-based Macs, and no Retina Display for the Air.
There will be an new iPad (9,7″). It will be thinner.
The iPad Mini will go Retina.
Maps will improve dramatically over the year, with incremental updates to the back end.
No arguing that.
There will be no NFC in any Apple product.
The Mac Mini will be manufactured/assembled in the US.
Nope. It’s the Mac Pro.
The new iPhone will be the iPhone 5S. It will come in black and white, and it will have a 4″ screen.
Didn’t see the gold one coming in January, but my predictions were correct…still…
There will be no dedicated television set. Apple has the Apple TV, which will see an upgrade.
I guess there was no upgrade to the current (3rd gen.) Apple TV, but there sure as hell was no television set.
No entirely new product will be introduced.
No unicorns with fairy dust.
So, it seems that my overall score for my 2013 predictions is at around 80,77%. Not bad, not bad at all.