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Apple's iPad Pro to gain Face ID with TrueDepth camera in 2018 - report

10/09/2017, 12:10 pm

After launching next month on the iPhone X, Apple's Face ID technology will reportedly make its way to the iPad in 2018, potentially paving the way for the elimination of the home button on the company's touchscreen tablet.

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TrueDepth Camera with Face ID could limit Apple's iPhone X production to 30M units this year

10/02/2017, 12:10 pm

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has slashed his forecast for iPhone X shipments this fall to between 30 million and 35 million units, though he also told investors that any negative reaction to production issues could make for an attractive opportunity to buy more shares of AAPL.

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iPhone X preorders could top 50 million, but TrueDepth camera is bottleneck for Apple

09/25/2017, 10:09 am

The premium-priced iPhone X is on track to be a colossal success for Apple, but whether or not the company can overcome production issues to satisfy consumer demand remains a major question mark ahead of its November launch.

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Demand for Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular stronger than expected, taking 80%+ of preorders

09/18/2017, 01:09 pm

With a starting price just $70 more than the non-cellular option, the new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular accounts for the lion's share of preorders ahead of this Friday's launch.

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Apple isn't expected to catch up to iPhone X demand before first half of 2018

09/15/2017, 11:09 am

Apple is poised to be able to ship about 40 million iPhone X units before the end of 2017, which won't be nearly enough to meet consumer demand for the redesigned handset with edge-to-edge OLED display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple not expected to debut wireless chargers alongside iPhone X, buyers to rely on third-party accessories

09/12/2017, 06:09 am

Though Apple is widely expected to introduce three new iPhone models with wireless charging capabilities at a special event on Tuesday, one industry insider believes the company will not debut its own charging accessory, leaving buyers to fend for themselves for the foreseeable future.

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iPhone X supply constraints limit Apple's production to less than 10,000 units per day

09/11/2017, 10:09 am

Mass production of the iPhone X faces significant challenges ahead of launch, particularly for the gold model, with new technology limiting Apple to producing less than 10,000 units per day, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alternatives

09/06/2017, 12:09 pm

The upcoming launch of the "iPhone 8" will reportedly see Apple in a precarious position in terms of parts, as the only company currently capable of producing OLED panels for the new edge-to-edge display is said to be rival Samsung.

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Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display

07/03/2017, 12:07 pm

A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have -- or lack -- has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a Touch ID sensor under the screen.

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Apple expected to reveal new 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC

05/13/2017, 03:05 pm

In addition to a rumored Siri-powered home speaker, Apple is also expected to announce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a redesigned chassis at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month.

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Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor to carry premium price, feature high-end audio with 1 woofer & 7 tweeters

05/01/2017, 10:05 am

Apple's anticipated personal assistant accessory is expected to be a powerful and capable device, boasting "excellent" acoustics and computing power similar to recent iPhone models, positioning it for the high-end market with pricing higher than Amazon's Echo. And there's apparently a good chance it could be announced next month.

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'Severe supply shortages' of Apple's 'iPhone 8' said to be a major concern through end of 2017

04/24/2017, 08:04 am

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is once again cautioning investors that Apple's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8" could be in extremely limited supply to end 2017, thanks to the expected adoption of a number of new technologies, namely an edge-to-edge OLED display.

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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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