Reading the tea leaves: which analysts nailed the Apple iPhone unveilings7
One of the best calls came from Gene Munster. When everyone was looking for the Apple iPhone 5C to be a budget model, he said that the phone would be priced between $400 and $500. Even better, he predicted that the iPhone 5C would replace the iPhone 5 in Apple's line up. In fact, he said that the Apple iPhone 5C would be slotted in between the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 4S which is exactly what happened! Mr. Munster, we tip our hats to you.
So who was right on with the fingerprint sensor on the Apple iPhone 5S? Back in May, the Chief Security Officer for Pay Pal loosened his lips and leaked the news that the biometric technology was coming to the iPhone this year. Well connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had been calling for a fingerprint scanner for some time, a prediction repeated last month. Kuo, like Munster, had the whole new Apple iPhone line up figured out in advance..
Even though there was no dropped prototype found at a bar this year, overall the leaks were rather accurate ranging from those colorful "C" shells that seemed to leak daily, to the gold/champagne Apple iPhone 5S.