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Topic: Ming-Chi Kuo

Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone XR demand is weak, cuts sales estimates for Q1 2019

12/14/2018, 09:12 am

Ming-Chi Kuo has cut his expectations for iPhone unit shipments after the holiday season, citing the lower iPhone XR demand is a sign that the iPhone's sales are likely to decline heftily on an annual basis.

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Health-tracking AirPods a next step for Apple as Google and Amazon race to imitate

12/05/2018, 07:12 am

Apple may be looking at improving the AirPods with health monitoring features soon, but the company may face steep competition in that space, as Amazon and Google appear to be eyeing the same market.

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iPhone XR sales estimates slashed by Ming-Chi Kuo, as trade war headwinds swirl

11/12/2018, 10:11 am

Ming-Chi Kuo has cut expectations for sales of the iPhone XR for the next year by 30 percent to 70 million, based on a possibility of a trade war with China, and other factors possibly weighing on sales, very similar to his erroneous predictions of iPhone X volumes.

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Apple's 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna technology in lieu of LCP

11/10/2018, 08:11 am

Apple's next-generation of iPhones due out during the second half of 2019 will reportedly jettison LCP-based antenna technology that it first adopted for the iPhone X for MPI, which should improve both costs and production yields.

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Apple's 2019 iPhones slated to get better FaceID & Animoji cameras

11/01/2018, 01:11 pm

Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting an improved Face ID system will be implemented in the September 2019 iPhone lineup, with the improvements in the camera intended to improve performance across the board.

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iPad mini 5 refresh predicted, but may not be at October iPad Pro & Mac event

10/23/2018, 12:10 pm

Two new iPad Pro models with USB-C, better displays, a new-design Apple Pencil, and refreshed Macs are likely coming to Apple's Oct. 30 event, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects an iPad mini refresh is coming soon as well.

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iPhone XR won't just buoy holiday quarter, but the beginning of 2019 as well

10/22/2018, 11:10 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is seeing better pre-order demand for the iPhone XR than the iPhone 8, with the analyst noting that other supply chain and retail monitors may be misinterpreting consumer behaviors.

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ARM processor for Macs coming in 2020 or 2021, Apple car in 2023 says Ming-Chi Kuo

10/17/2018, 01:10 pm

The symbiotic relationship between Apple and TSMC is expected to continue for at least five years, with chips from the foundry expected to pop up in Macs no later than 2021, and in Apple's long-awaited car effort between 2023 and 2025, if Ming-Chi Kuo is correct.

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iPhone XS Max dramatically outselling iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 sales exceeding all expectations

09/24/2018, 10:09 am

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on early sales of Apple's new products, and is seeing massive demand for the iPhone XS Max over the iPhone XS, with Apple Watch Series 4 demand so high that supply constraints may extend unless Apple brings on more assemblers.

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Kuo: Apple unlikely to integrate rear-facing 3D sensor in 2019 iPhone

09/12/2018, 01:09 am

Contrary to industry expectations, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the company will not integrate a rear-side time of flight (TOF) solution in its 2019 iPhone lineup, saying the technology is not yet ready for the augmented reality revolution.

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2019 iPhone sticking with Face ID, but Android moving to in-screen fingerprint sensors

09/04/2018, 12:09 pm

Unsurprisingly, Apple does not plan to integrate fingerprint sensors under the screen of its 2019 iPhone, leaving the field open for Android adoption.

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Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

08/14/2018, 09:08 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Cupertino tech giant's autonomous vehicle aspirations -- "Project Titan" -- will be realized in a shipping consumer product as early as 2023, helping push the company toward its next trillion dollar valuation.

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Face ID iPad, MacBook, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro in Apple's 2018 product lineup

07/11/2018, 12:07 pm

Nearly the entire Apple product line including the iPhone, iPad Pro, first new Mac mini in nearly four years, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, second-generation AirPods, and "Series 4" Apple Watch appear to be on the cusp of release, if Ming-Chi Kuo's latest predictions are accurate.

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Some of Apple's 2018 iPhones may come in new colors like Blue and Orange

07/05/2018, 08:07 am

Apple is working on three colors for this fall's 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, and five for the 6.1-inch LCD model, according to well-connected TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Cheaper MacBook Air, Face ID iPads, new Apple Watch coming later in 2018, report claims

06/26/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back again with a new report, answering some investors' main questions about the 2018 Apple product lineup.

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Well-known Apple analyst re-appears, predicts lower 2018 iPhone pricing

06/04/2018, 10:06 am

Ming-Chi Kuo appears to be back on the Apple beat, with new estimates for price ranges across the three phones said to be in the 2018 iPhone lineup.

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Apple-focused analyst Ming-Chi Kuo leaves KGI

04/30/2018, 09:04 am

Known for often having an inside track on Apple's product plans, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reportedly left Taiwan's KGI Securities, and is expected to drop his focus on Apple.

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Kuo: Upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may skip 3D Touch in favor of better glass

04/26/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple is allegedly switching up the touch technology in its 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, which may make the phone lighter and more durable but might also result in the sacrifice of 3D Touch, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed this week.

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Kuo: Budget 6.1-inch LCD iPhone lineup could start at $550

04/18/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple is predicted to launch two versions of a rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone later this year, one with a starting price as low as $550 and another potentially outfitted with dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) technology, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple considers cheaper HomePod in face of lackluster sales

04/13/2018, 12:04 pm

Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on low HomePod demand, estimating Apple will only sell between 2 million and 2.5 million units through the end of the year, well below market expectations. He adds the company is considering a low-cost version of the device to boost adoption.

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