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All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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'iPhone 8' to include game changing 3D facial recognition tech in FaceTime camera

02/21/2017, 08:02 am

In addition to being a complete redesign of the iconic handset, Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will reportedly bring key technical upgrades to the platform, including a "revolutionary" front facing 3D camera system that can be used for a variety of applications, from biometric authentication to games.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery in form factor similar to 4.7" iPhone 7

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

By shrinking components inside of its next-generation flagship iPhone, Apple apparently plans to squeeze a Plus-sized battery into a smaller form factor, new details reveal.

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Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring 2017, but none of them mini

01/08/2017, 08:01 pm

Though it hasn't been updated since 2015, the 7.9-inch iPad mini won't be among the trio of new iPads Apple is expected to introduce this spring, instead sticking to larger form factors, according to a new report.

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All-new OLED 'iPhone 8,' glass-backed 4.7" model expected to drive Apple sales to 'unprecedented' highs

11/29/2016, 08:11 am

iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 could reach a massive 150 million units, as Apple suppliers are gearing up for a massive upgrade cycle set to outperform the iPhone 6 series, based on pent-up demand for new designs and new technology, like wireless charging.

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Apple's new high-end OLED 2017 iPhone expected to feature 5.1"-5.2" display

11/17/2016, 08:11 am

Apple is widely expected to introduce a new premium iPhone model in 2017 featuring an all-new design and OLED display, but the screen will be sized somewhere in between the current iPhone and iPhone Plus, according to one well-connected insider.

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Dual-lens cameras expected on both Apple's OLED and 5.5" LCD 2017 iPhone models

11/15/2016, 12:11 pm

With Apple apparently gearing up to launch three new iPhones next year, two-thirds of them will include dual-lens camera designs, though users who prefer the 4.7-inch form factor will reportedly be out of luck.

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KGI: iPhone 7 demand has peaked, suppliers to revise down forecasts

11/15/2016, 12:11 am

Though Apple is still showing shipment delays on iPhone 7 Plus orders -- and Jet Black iPhone 7 units -- noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo infers early buzz around Apple's latest flagship smartphone is flagging, and as such believes overall shipments have peaked.

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KGI says 'iPhone 7' won't have 'many attractive selling points,' predicts competitors to outperform Apple

04/24/2016, 12:04 pm

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continues to have a bearish outlook on iPhone sales through the end of 2016, telling investors on Sunday that he believes Apple will be the only top-five smartphone vendor to see shipments decline this year.

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Apple expected to ditch aluminum, release glass-backed iPhone with OLED display in 2017

04/17/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple reportedly plans to shake up the materials used for the iPhone in 2017, abandoning the aluminum casing it has used for years and returning to the glass chassis championed with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.

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2016 Apple Watch will be internal 's' upgrade, major design changes to wait until 2017, insider says

04/11/2016, 07:04 am

This year's second-generation Apple Watch will feature improved internal components, but its external design will be largely unchanged from the first-generation model, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple's iPhone shipments 'likely' to fall below 200M in 2016, insider says

04/04/2016, 08:04 am

With lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone 6s, a soft iPhone SE launch, and dual-camera designs from competitors expected to beat the 'iPhone 7 Plus' to market, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhone shipments could fall below 200 million units this year.

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2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's MacBook lineup, upgrades to arrive in coming months

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

Continued growth for the MacBook lineup -- particularly in enterprise markets -- will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple's 'iPad Air 3' won't get 3D Touch for March 2016 debut, 'iPhone 7' on track for September, insider says

12/15/2015, 11:12 am

The next generation of Apple's market-defining tablet is unlikely to gain the pressure-sensitive technology introduced with the iPhone 6s, according to a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple's new 4-inch iPhone will have A9 CPU & Apple Pay, launch in early 2016, insider says

12/03/2015, 09:12 am

A revamped 4-inch iPhone from Apple will boast not only the same A9 processor as the latest iPhone 6s series, but also a NFC radio to enable Apple Pay transactions, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' expected to pack 3GB of RAM into 'A10' CPU in late 2016

11/03/2015, 10:11 pm

Apple's next-generation plus-sized iPhone model will feature even more RAM, reaching 3 gigabytes in total embedded into a next-generation "A10" processor, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple to launch new metal 4-inch iPhone with A9 CPU in 2016, insider says

11/03/2015, 10:11 pm

Next year could mark Apple's return to the popular 4-inch iPhone form factor, as one well-connected insider believes the company is preparing to mass produce an iPhone 5s upgrade boasting a powerful A9 system-on-chip, metal casing and next-generation software.

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'Worst is over' as higher price of iPad Pro to offset iPad shipment declines, KGI says

10/22/2015, 08:10 am

While iPad shipments continue to sink, Apple's revenue from the product line should stabilize as prices trend toward the higher end, thanks to the debut of the high-end iPad Pro starting at $799.

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Rose gold iPhone 6s models said to represent as much as 40% of preorders

09/24/2015, 02:09 pm

Though it is only one of four colors available, the new rose gold iPhone 6s is said to be the most popular option for preorders, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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iPhone 6s Plus expected to be constrained at launch due to backlight bottlenecks

09/14/2015, 11:09 am

With preorders underway for the iPhone 6s and its larger counterpart, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus is expected to see limited supply at launch, due to apparent production issues related to the handset's backlight.

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