Apple TV, Refreshed 4G iPhone Predicted for Fall

Apple will launch a 4G LTE iPhone this autumn, alongside its highly anticipated television set.

That's according to Michael Walkley, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity, who The Mac Observer reports came to this conclusion following Apple's recent earnings call, where the company reported a 151 per cent increase of year-on-year iPad sales, as well as record-breaking iPhone and Mac sales.

"While our checks indicate slowing iPhone sales ahead of the iPhone 5 launch, we believe very strong international iPhone sales position Apple for very strong sales of an LTE iPhone 5 in the December quarter and beyond to drive strong F2013 earnings growth," said Walkley.

"Following our supply chain checks, we have increased confidence Apple will launch a 50-plus inch LCD-TV," said Walkley, who believes that the new product will arrive before the end of the year.

Next-generation iPhone rumors have been picking up pace, with reports that Apple will use a Liquidmetal display with in-cell technology to make the device thinner than its predecessor. Apple last refreshed its Apple TV in March, and the newest iPhone shipped last October.

Apple's television set is predicted to have Siri and iTunes integration, and could possible have a motion controlled games console built in.

Meanwhile, Ikea has announced it will sell a clutter free all-in-one TV bench, which could beat Apple in the smart TV revolution.

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