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Just last month, Apple out of the blue launched its 16-inch MacBook Pro flagship laptop, which includes a higher resolution display, a better keyboard, and a larger battery. However, a new research note from popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that another big update for the laptop is coming next year. Apple is said to be moving from a traditional LCD panel to Mini-LED technology, which is something that we've heard rumored for years now. However, Kuo says that the switch will happen by late 2020. The new Mini-LED displays will allegedly "significantly improve productivity and the entertainment experience", which doesn't really give us much to go on. However, a MacBook Pro with... Read more...
While the bulk of attention is being focused on Apple's upcoming 2019 iPhone refresh, there is still a lot that we don't know about the company's smartphones that will arrive in 2020. Thankfully, we're getting some additional insight on what Apple has in the pipeline thanks to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It was previously thought that Apple would only introduce 5G connectivity on its two flagship iPhones in 2020 (analogous to today's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max), while the lesser iPhone XR successor would stick to tried and true 4G LTE connectivity. Kuo now claims, however, that all three models with have 5G connectivity. "Apple has more resource for developing the 5G iPhone after the... Read more...
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has pretty knowledgeable sources deep within Apple's supply chain, and has a good track record with respect to identifying features and specs for upcoming hardware. Given that the 2019 iPhones are just a few months away, we already have a good idea about what they will look like, and what features they will have, Kuo is focusing his attention to next year. According to Kuo, there will be three distinct iPhones models released in 2020, and for those that prefer a smaller device, there's good news in store. The flagship models will be available in either a 5.4-inch or 6.7-inch OLED configuration. This is shift from the current iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which have... Read more...
It seems as though every few months we hear of a new report claiming that Apple is close to releasing Macs powered by its own homegrown ARM processors. The rumor frequently pops up because the popular opinion is that Apple is tired of being beholden to Intel's processor roadmaps and relatively slow progression in performance over the years. Today, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo [now with TF Securities] is claiming that Apple will make the shift from Intel to ARM chips starting in 2020, which is just over a year away. Kuo says that there a number of reasons for Apple to go with its own chips, with the primary reason being that it would have nearly full control over all... Read more...
This week has been a big one for Apple, yesterday it launched the rumored budget iPad aimed specifically at schools with Apple Pencil support. While that event was underway, a new round of rumors started by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo focused on upcoming Apple Watch updates, which will land this fall. According to the analyst, the new watch will sport a 15% larger screen. That doesn't necessarily mean that the updated watches will be larger than the 38mm or 42mm size they have always been. It could be that the new screens will simply be pushed more to the edges of the watch as Apple has been doing with screens on its smartphones and tablets. However, Kuo offered no insight into if the... Read more...
Apple is set to launch a new and lower-priced version of the 13-inch MacBook Air in the coming months says notoriously accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Kuo penned a pair of notes to investors recently that talked about a new MacBook Air notebook that will be enticing to the budget-minded Apple faithful and education sectors alike. Kuo says that the new machine will launch in Q2 2018 and he predicts that the new, cheaper Mac will push overall sales for MacBooks up 10 to 15% this year. Currently, the cheapest 13-inch MacBook sells for $999. While Kuo has details on when the new machine might launch, however, what he doesn't have detail on is what sort of hardware the cheaper machine... Read more...
Apple has just pushed the iPhone X out the door, and the rumor mill is already cranking it into high gear for the 2018 iPhone lineup. Famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back again with his predictions/channel rumors on what Apple has in store for customers. The current iPhone X, whose form-factor includes a 5.8-inch OLED display with a density of 458 pixels per inch (PPI), is expected to carry on next year. However, the device will be joined by an even higher-end model tentatively called the iPhone X Plus. This device will reportedly have a larger 6.5-inch OLED display (480 to 500 PPI). This would make it by far the largest display ever featured on an iPhone and even larger than the... Read more...
We're still a little less than three weeks away from the commercial launch of the iPhone X, but the rumor mill is already stirring the pot when it comes to Apple's next product release. In this case, one famed Apple analyst claims to have the inside scoop on the next generation iPad Pro family.According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets that will launch next year will feature the TrueDepth camera system that is one of the headlining features of the iPhone X. The TrueDepth camera system includes an infrared camera, flood illuminator and dot projector to enable the Face ID facial recognition system. This allows you to unlock your iPhone X just by looking... Read more...
The upcoming iPhone 8’s fingerprint sensor is turning out to be one of the biggest unknowns about the smartphone. Most rumors have centered around the iPhone 8 featuring a Touch ID sensor that is embedded within the OLED touch display. Less frequent reports suggest that the Touch ID sensor will be moved to the rear of the device, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. However, well-regarded KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that another path is possible with the iPhone 8: the complete lack of Touch ID. That claim seems rather unfathomable at this point considering how Touch ID is so tightly integrated into iOS, iPhone/iPad security and the Apple Pay system. But Kuo cites “weakened... Read more...
The iPhone 8 is likely to be the most dramatic update to Apple’s winning smartphone formula since its inception. Each iPhone generation that has come after the original, which launched in 2007, has seen steady progressions in design and performance. Apple's iPhone 8 expected to usher in a number of new [for an iPhone] technologies like an edge-to-edge display, through-the-display Touch ID, a next generation 10nm A11 processor and vibrant OLED technology. That’s a lot of new tech to introduce at once, and reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that iPhone 8 supplies will be severely constrained at launch as suppliers attempt to ramp up production of the smartphone’s various components.(Source:... Read more...