With all the speculation that is always swirling around about Apple’s plans for new products, Apple still likes to throw in a few surprises here and there, just to show that the rumour mill doesn’t know everything (although it certainly seems to know a lot!). Well now BGR is reporting that Apple could have another couple of surprises up its sleeve this year. According to the report, this could include the launching of a new streaming music service, or a mobile payment system, or it could be something else entirely, and a complete surprise to everyone! The news comes from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, who told her clients today that Apple will be making some announcements soon. In particular, Huberty says that Apple’s Internet Software and Service head, Eddy Cue, is working on some new products. Huberty thinks that Apple will announce these new products at the WWDC this summer, and believes that they will be Web-based services, possibly music or mobile payment-related. While such news would not exactly be a surprise, if truth be told, as both of those services have been rumoured to be in the works in recent weeks, Huberty also has word of a mysterious new “killer app” that Apple is planning to launch later this year, that she says will be as big as Siri! Intriguing!
Many thanks to Super Moderator AdmiralAdama for the heads-up on this story.
Source: Apple predictions: Killer app, new music or payment service coming | BGR