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Apple planning lower cost MacBook Air for second quarter of 2018

03/03/2018, 12:03 pm

Reports from the supply chain gleaned by Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities suggest that Apple hasn't abandoned the MacBook Air line, and will update the line at some point in the second calendar quarter of 2018 with at the least a lower price.


Apple expected to ship 100M 6.1" LCD iPhone units priced at $700-$800 in late 2018

02/14/2018, 08:02 am

Adding to expectations that the new 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display will be a blockbuster success, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Wednesday that he expects the company will ship a whopping 100 million units in the second half of 2018.


AppleInsider podcast interviews Michal Jurewicz of Mytek, talks about HomePod and a 6.1 inch iPhone

02/09/2018, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about HomePod, rumored iPhones and Bryan Fuller's inability to stay on a show. In addition, Michal Jurewicz joins to talk about audio digital signal processing.


Next-gen 6.1-inch LCD iPhone again predicted to outsell OLED models

02/04/2018, 04:02 am

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes consumer demand for a next-generation 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will outpace that of two OLED models rumored to debut during this fall's refresh cycle, buoying suppliers of LCD panels, aluminum chassis and other related components.


KGI: Intel might be exclusive modem supplier for 2018 iPhone lineup, Qualcomm iced out

02/04/2018, 01:02 am

According to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Intel's baseband chips are expected to power communications across Apple's entire 2018 iPhone lineup, a supplier switch that, if true, would deal a major blow to market leader Qualcomm.


2018 iPhone SE predicted to be a minor upgrade, if it happens at all

01/29/2018, 12:01 pm

While rumors of a next-generation iPhone SE continue to swirl, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is skeptical, telling investors on Monday that he's not sure Apple has the resources to debut its fourth iPhone model in just a matter of months.


6.1" LCD 2018 iPhone expected to account for 50% of Apple's new iPhone shipments

01/28/2018, 06:01 pm

New details on Apple's anticipated 6.1-inch LCD iPhone expected later this year were shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Sunday, who believes the handset will be a huge hit with consumers, offering capabilities of the iPhone X at a lower price point.


Entry-level 2018 6.1-inch iPhone may be LCD, cost between $700 and $800

01/23/2018, 12:01 pm

An investor's note is shedding some more light on previous prognostications, saying again that moving at least some iPhone X features to the entire line will boost sales volume -- and has some predictions on specifications of the 6.1-inch LCD model.


After speculative reports of slow sales, iPhone X is now said to be in the "high end of the industry range"

01/23/2018, 10:01 am

Just one week after delivering a widely-distributed report speculatively suggesting that 'weak demand' might result in Apple canceling production of iPhone X this summer, analysts are now lining up to shift their stories in the days before Apple releases its actual fiscal Q1 performance data for the winter quarter. In a remarkable turn, iPhone X is suddenly said to be selling well, and scuttlebutt about slashed component orders is again looking uninformed.


iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors

01/22/2018, 10:01 am

Fretting over iPhone X sales data is a fool's errand, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, as he told investors on Monday that the premium-priced handset is a key strategic move for the company, positioning it far ahead of competitors for years to come.


Apple said to be working on new large-capacity battery technology for 2019 iPhones

12/21/2017, 08:12 am

New 3D sensing and augmented reality functions expected to come to the iPhone's rear camera in 2019 will require more power consumption, prompting Apple to find ways to increase battery capacity, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.


New Apple AirPods with smaller components could launch in late 2018

12/19/2017, 08:12 am

Even though Apple struggles to keep up with demand for the current AirPods design, the company may be working on hardware improvements to debut in the second half of 2018, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


2018 OLED iPhones might feature single cell L-shaped battery design, all models to bump capacity

12/08/2017, 12:12 am

Apple is developing L-shaped batteries to power two new OLED iPhone models set to debut next fall, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who notes all three handsets expected to launch next year will boast increased energy capacities.


Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

12/04/2017, 08:12 am

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.


Apple to adopt speedy LCP circuit board tech across major product lines in 2018

12/02/2017, 02:12 pm

With this year's iPhone revisions, Apple introduced a new breed of flexible circuit board crafted from liquid crystal polymer, a material that benefits high-speed, low-latency data transfer. Currently used in iPhone 8 and iPhone X LTE antennas, and the latter's TrueDepth camera, the technology is expected to make its way to other product lines next year.


iPhone X supply chain improvements, not weak demand, to thank for reduced ship times

11/25/2017, 05:11 am

This week's bump in iPhone X delivery estimates, now down to one to two weeks, fueled speculation of weakened demand for Apple's flagship handset, but noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the change is due to better than expected supply chain enhancements and parts availability.


2018 iPhone models to boast enhanced LTE transmission, support 4x4 MIMO

11/21/2017, 08:11 pm

Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, due for debut in 2018, will build on LTE antenna technology introduced with iPhone X to support ultra-fast transmissions speeds designated by 4x4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) standards.


6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

11/13/2017, 11:11 am

Apple is said to have three new iPhone models in the pipeline for a late 2018 launch, two of which will be the company's biggest handsets ever, crossing the six-inch threshold with new edge-to-edge OLED and traditional LCD models.


iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus production accelerating alongside cutback in orders for iPhone 8

11/11/2017, 09:11 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that any production problems that may have plagued the iPhone X are long past, and Apple and its manufacturing partners will increase production to ship about 26 million of the OLED model in the holiday quarter.


Apple's 2018 iPhone X will have new metal frame allowing for faster wireless data transfers

11/06/2017, 11:11 am

Supply chain reports suggest that Apple will expand it's casing business for the 2018 iPhone to Catcher and Casetek, with a new casing required to improve data transmission quality.