Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s event on Tuesday may be the largest product launch the company has made in a long time, Michael Andronico of Laptop Mag told CNBC in a discussion.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is widely expected to debut the next iPhone on Tuesday. Furthermore, the Cupertino, California-based consumer electronics giant is reported to be launching not one but two versions of this new smartphone.
“If all the rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 hold up, I really think this could be Apple’s biggest product launch in a long time. Apple is finally delivering the form factors consumers want with a 4.7-inch and possibly a 5.5-inch version of the iPhone,” Andronico said.
According to the Laptop Mag associate editor, the added health benefits of the iOS 8 operating system and possible new features like Near-Field Communication (NFC), the iPhone 6 could be a massive hit for the iPhone-maker.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also expected to launch what many have been calling the iWatch. The wearable gadget has garnered mixed opinions from industry observers with some loving the idea and saying that the company will change the technology landscape with the device, and some saying that it will not be an overnight success for the company.
Andronico said that his Editor-In-Chief Mark Spoonauer has written an editorial saying that the launch of the iWatch may mark the true start of the Tim Cook era. According to Andronico, the reason for this may be that the current Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO has always been perfecting what Steve Jobs left behind. With the iWatch, the chief will be launching his very own product, the associate editor said.
According to Andronico, the iWatch may either be a companion device or a full-fledged device that runs iOS apps. He added that the iPad Air 2 may be the least exciting device in tomorrow’s Apple event.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) investors includes Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital Lp. The hedge fund reported about 52.76 million shares in the company by the end of the first half of the year.