With Apple's story over the next year likely to center on iPhones and new products designed to make the smartphone more useful, the Cupertino-based company may struggle to impress investors.
"As iPhone users, we are very excited about some products in the pipeline, like innovation in payments, geo-location, wearable devices and converged media with the Apple TV improvements," Barclays analysts led by Ben Reitzes wrote in a report on Thursday. "However, nothing we anticipate seems as revolutionary as the iPhone or iPad – not even a potential TV with motion sensors possibly coming next year."
Earlier this week, the tech giant unveiled CarPlay, a new platform that will enable drivers to integrate their iPhone and car entertainment system.
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While this is a positive development, analysts don't expect such products to re-accelerate growth in the iPhone category to sustainable double-digit levels. Apple reported sales of 51 million iPhones during the last quarter of 2013, up 7 percent from the same period in 2012.