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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.


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.


New iMac displays said to improve color saturation via LED phosphor, sales could reach 1M this quarter

09/03/2015, 08:09 am

Apple is soon expected to debut new models of its all-in-one iMac lineup with improved displays --an upgrade that one analyst has predicted will drive sales this quarter to 1 million units.


'iPad Pro' expected this fall, will get Force Touch from new pressure-sensitive Apple stylus

08/19/2015, 08:08 am

Apple's anticipated jumbo-sized iPad will feature Force Touch input via a new, optional stylus accessory, which will allow for new ways of interacting with the next-generation tablet, according to insider Ming-Chi Kuo.


KGI: Force Touch won't be enough to drive 'iPhone 6s' upgrades, could mean negative iPhone growth

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple may not be able to convince many users to upgrade to its next-generation iPhone if Force Touch is the only major addition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, which could lead to the first ever year-over-year contraction in iPhone sales.


Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s' production delayed by 1-2 weeks

08/07/2015, 10:08 am

The assembly lines preparing to churn out Apple's next-generation iPhones have reportedly been briefly delayed, with full-scale production now slated to start later this month in advance of a likely September introduction.


KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

07/18/2015, 10:07 pm

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company's iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.


Rumor: 'iPhone 6s' to be stronger with Series 7000 aluminum, slightly thicker for Force Touch

06/17/2015, 08:06 am

Apple's next-generation iPhone will take a few design cues from the Apple Watch, not only gaining the new Force Touch input method, but also utilizing the company's custom Series 7000 aluminum for a casing that will be up to 60 percent harder than the iPhone 6.


Foxconn to handle bulk of manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' this fall, insider says

05/21/2015, 09:05 am

Longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will handle the bulk of production for the company's next-generation iPhone, and will also be the sole manufacturer of the anticipated 12.9-inch iPad, both on track to launch this fall, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple Watch shipments likely to remain under 15 million through Sept., insider says

05/20/2015, 11:05 am

Faced with production issues from launch, and amidst unknown levels of consumer demand, the Apple Watch is likely to see less than 15 million units shipped through the end of September, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted on Wednesday.


Apple 'unlikely' to launch new 4-inch iPhone model this year, insider says

04/22/2015, 11:04 am

Sales of the 4-inch iPhone 5s remain strong, suggesting to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple likely won't debut a new handset in that size this year, leaving an upgraded model with Apple Pay support potentially on hold until 2016.


Apple makes 'last-minute decision' to use TSMC for 30% of 'A9' chip orders for next iPhone

04/15/2015, 09:04 pm

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of "A9" chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.


Apple Watch preorders estimated at 2.3M units, low supply blamed on haptic vibrator and OLED display

04/15/2015, 09:04 pm

Well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past proved accurate in predicting Apple's moves, estimates Apple Watch preorders will exceed 2.3 million units, though production bottlenecks relating to the device's haptic vibrator and advanced OLED screen are restricting rollout.


Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most significant change yet to iOS user interface

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.


Apple seen shipping just 450K 12" MacBooks in 1H of 2015, as radical design may temper demand

03/11/2015, 11:03 am

Apple's latest notebook may need some time to meet the lofty sales bar set by its siblings, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as the relatively high price and unconventional port arrangement could temper demand at the outset.


New Apple Watch models with different casing materials expected to launch this fall

03/11/2015, 10:03 am

With the Apple Watch set to ship in aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold, Apple could launch as many as three additional casing materials in time for this fall's holiday shopping season, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple's next iPhone to include updated Touch ID sensor for safer, superior Apple Pay experience

02/10/2015, 10:02 am

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor will get an upgrade this year with Apple's next-generation iPhone, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who said on Tuesday that the new model will improve the Apple Pay experience with fewer reading errors.


Insider advises Apple investors to brace for 50% plunge in iPad sales this quarter

02/06/2015, 12:02 pm

Apple's shrinking iPad sales are expected to continue their downward trend this year, led by a particularly drastic year over year drop this quarter, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who does not expect a new 12.9-inch model to turn things around in the immediate future.


KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 73M for Q4 ahead of Apple Watch debut in March, 12" MacBook Air in Q1

01/24/2015, 05:01 pm

Apple is forecast to have shipped a whopping 73 million iPhones over the 2014 holiday quarter on strong iPhone 6 demand, according to one well-connected analyst who also expects a busy start to 2015 for the company, with Apple Watch sales in March and a rumored 12-inch MacBook Air coming sometime before April.