Hate ‘em or love ‘em, but either way those pesky analysts from Piper Jaffray still have a significant voice when it comes to product rumor and speculation. Stoking the firey Apple rumor pit is Gene Munster, who has received reports from component suppliers in Asia that parts for Apple’s newest devices will be delivered later this year, which sort of puts the kibosh on a September launch date for their rumored tablet computer.
He also speculates that the device will run most of the 70,000 applications currently in the iTunes Store and that Apple will add a new category of apps designed for larger screened devices. He expects the price to fall some where between a Macbook and iPhone – around $500 to $700 – and that the device might include a 3G cellular modem, which means the cost could be subsidized by a carrier.
And if there is ever a way to remove all credence from your statements, you take a Gen 1 iPhone and call it a mock up of the expected device (image above).