Apple is expected to debut a 5G iPhone, which is inferred to create a super cycle by all accounts for sales of the smartphones. Usually, one might be thinking about the quarter or two before this event, as consumers are waiting for the new devices would give a headwind to sales. Usually, this would mean that summer and spring 2020 incomes could stall out a little, even though Apple is not as dependant on the iPhone as it was once. However, management has created a scenario potentially, though where this air pocket may not subsist. Apple has new services like Arcade and TV+ that was launched this fall that get in new streams of revenue. The propagation of other services like Apple pays as well as the continuous success of wearables like the Apple Watch and AirPds also provide some required proceeds. Probably, a second-generation HomePod comes to help defeat the struggles of Apple in the smart speaker zone.
Finally, Apple is expected to launch a successor to the iPhone SE, a smaller form factor device that comes in a lower budget point, and this is how appeals to a broad consumer base, especially in outgoing markets. This likely won’t be a 5G device, but these are the type of buyers who are not thoroughly looking for the newest technology. Even just a billion or two billion in extra incomes from this device per quarter can go a long way, and it adds users to the network of Apple services. The other major upgrade of Apple will be seen in the spring that will be the new line of iPad Pro models.
In the 3end of 2020, it seems to have the perfect setup for Apple, which is a primary reason why shares have been surging up recently. The iPhone line-up of this year seems to be a big hit, and early next year could see even more launches than we usually notice in the spring season. Within new devices and services, as well as a continued dynamic outgrowth from wearables, Apple is set to see new income records moving forward, with remarkable profits and cash flow, also helping to fuel the active capital return program of the company.