The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Piper Jaffray's Macworld Expo Predictions

Piper Jaffray's Macworld Expo Predictions

by , 1:30 PM EST, January 5th, 2006

Piper Jaffray analysts, Gene Munster and Michael Olson, have a positive outlook for Apple, and expect some exciting new products at Macworld Expo 2006. Both analysts expect Apple will remain healthy thanks to updates to the Mac platform, a focus on home and portable media, and strong iPod market share.

Apple's keynote address at Macworld Expo, presented by Steve Jobs, is expected to have several surprises including:
Updated iPod shuffle
The new iPod shuffle will replace the 1GB model that has been unavailable since before Christmas. The new model may take on a different form factor, and even have a small display.
Intel-based Mac mini and iBook
There is a chance that Apple will roll out consumer Macs with Intel processors next week, several months ahead of schedule. They also feel that Apple will finish the transition to Intel processors for all of the Mac product line by the end of 2006, or early 2007.
iTunes Video Content
Look for new TV shows to be announced, and maybe even feature films.
Consumer Electronic Devices
Continuing the trend towards an entertainment/media/technology company, Apple may also release new consumer electronic devices. The form and function of those devices is up in the air.

Since Apple is not releasing any information prior to the keynote address, it remains to be seen what it actually will announce. The keynote will be at 9am Pacific time on January 10, 2006. Apple is not offering a live QuickTime broadcast, but a recording will be available later. TMO will provide coverage throughout the keynote, and all week at the Expo.

Piper Jaffray is maintaining its Outperform rating for Apple. Apple stock is currently trading at US$74.13 down 0.84 (1.12%).


If you are interested in Apple's stock, join our forum members in the Apple Finance Boards, a moderated forum for Apple Investors and people who are interested in Apple's financial dealings. For other stories regarding Apple's stock activity, visit our updated Apple Stock Watch Special Report.

Recent Headlines - Updated December 22nd

Mon,4:38 PM
Apple Releases ‘Critical’ OS X NTP Security Update for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion
4:10 PM
Dr. Mac’s Tried and True Apple Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks (Part 3)
3:51 PM
Procrastinator’s Guide to Last Minute Holiday Gifts
2:11 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-22
12:39 PM
Freezing Rain Encases Slovenian Mountain in Ice [PHOTOS]
11:34 AM
Apple Pay goes to Disney World for Christmas
10:46 AM
SNL Takes on Serial with a Holiday Flair
10:07 AM
Apple Rolls Out OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Public Beta
9:03 AM
Rumor Claims 12-inch MacBook Air Production Coming in Early 2015
Sun,8:14 PM
MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers!
7:45 PM
Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]
Fri,5:31 PM
Google, Samsung can’t Top Apple’s Unreleased Apple Watch
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!