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Topic: Ming-Chi Kuo

Kuo: Apple Watch shipments to decline in 2016 despite new models, lower prices

10/03/2016, 07:10 pm

Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple Watch sales will decline in 2016 despite the launch of a revamped Apple Watch Series 2 and price cuts for the refreshed first-gen model, now called Apple Watch Series 1.


Dual-lens camera to remain iPhone Plus exclusive in 2017

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

Apple is predicted to keep the dual-camera setup debuted this week with iPhone 7 Plus an exclusive to 5.5-inch versions of its smartphone lineup in 2017, according to well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple to debut 10.5" iPad Pro in 2017, integrate flexible AMOLED tech in 2018

08/15/2016, 01:08 am

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch three iPad models in 2017, including a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, while "revolutionary" changes like a radically redesigned chassis and AMOLED panel are in store for 2018.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New iPhone model with curved glass case, 5.8" AMOLED display due in 2017, insider says

03/26/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple has plans to introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports a curved glass case and 5.8-inch AMOLED display, a radical departure from current-generation aluminum models.


Apple's new 4-inch iPhone to enter mass production soon, estimated to ship 12M units in 2016

02/27/2016, 12:02 am

A new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple's widely rumored next-generation 4-inch iPhone is about to enter mass production and is estimated to 12 million units in 2016.


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.


Apple to launch 4" iPhone and iPad Air 3 in first half of 2016, analyst says

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

According to connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is preparing two major iOS device introductions for the first half of 2016 in the much-rumored 4-inch iPhone and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad Air 3.


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.


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.


Apple's iPad Pro to sell 2.6M units in Q4 despite significant display, Apple Pencil production issues

11/17/2015, 09:11 pm

Apple is on track to ship between 2.4 and 2.6 million iPad Pro units in its first quarter of sales, though inventory of the giant size tablet and its integral Apple Pencil accessory is facing constraints due to production snarls, according to one insider.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


Apple planning 2016 'iPhone 7' to be thinnest yet, in-line with new iPod touch & iPad Air 2

09/06/2015, 01:09 pm

While all eyes are on this week's "iPhone 6s" unveiling, Apple's 2016 iPhone upgrade is already in the works, with the company said to be aiming to make the device as thin as 6 millimeters, which would be even thinner than the latest iPod touch and iPad Air 2.