In a note to clients — as noted by “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com) — Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster tells why he thinks Apple shares will hit US$1.000 in the next couple of years. Among those reasons:
° Continued innovation in the company’s 2012 product roadmap;
° A blowout next-generation iPhone launch;
° An Apple television arriving in 2013 (the rumored “iTV”);;
° Little change to carrier subsidies for the next two to three years;
° Sustained gross margins above 40% and the China opportunity.
° Meaningful updates to the Mac line.
Regarding the latter, Munster thinks Mac updates should arrive within the next six weeks with enhanced Retina Displays and Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips. Since it’s Apple’s “first meaningful Mac update in over a year,” the analyst expects the refresh to “reaccelerate” Mac sales.