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Kuo: First MacBooks With M3 Chip Unlikely to Launch This Year

Friday September 8, 2023 11:09 am PDT by
Apple is unlikely to release any new MacBook models with the M3 chip this year, according to information shared today by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. "It seems that Apple will not launch new MacBook models (equipped with M3 series processors) before the end of this year," Kuo wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. Earlier this year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said an Apple event in...
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Kuo: Apple-Designed 5G Modem for iPhones to Debut in 2025

Wednesday September 6, 2023 11:49 am PDT by
Apple plans to use its own modem chip for iPhones starting in 2025, according to information shared today by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He previously said the fourth-generation iPhone SE would be Apple's first device with the custom-designed 5G modem, but it's not entirely clear if this is still the plan anymore. In July, it was reported that mass-production of the fourth-generation...
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Kuo on iPhone 15: New Colors, Production Issues Resolved, and More

Wednesday August 30, 2023 7:14 am PDT by
A day after Apple announced it will be holding an event on September 12, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared more predictions for the iPhone 15 lineup. The higher-end iPhone 15 Pro models are widely expected to be equipped with a titanium frame instead of a stainless steel frame, and Kuo said this change should contribute to the devices weighing less than iPhone 14 Pro models. Kuo said...
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Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro Max to Account for 35–40% of New iPhone Shipments

Monday August 28, 2023 7:52 pm PDT by
Apple is aiming for the highest-end iPhone 15 Pro Max to 鏡機種出貨成長快速-largan-is-the-leading-major-winner-of-e9b8c63cc904">account for roughly 35–40% of initial shipmen for the iPhone 15 series when it launches next month, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. That would give Apple's most expensive model the highest share among the four models in the lineup, with Apple planning for Pro Max shipments to...
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iPhone 15 Pro Max Shipments to Apple Expected to Ramp Up This Week

Monday August 28, 2023 9:58 am PDT by
Apple will begin receiving mass shipments of the iPhone 15 Pro Max this week, according to information shared today by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be available in September, despite concerns over a production delay, but customers might need to order one quickly if they want launch-day delivery. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, ...
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Kuo: iPhone 16 Pro Models to Adopt Stacked Camera Sensor Design

Friday August 4, 2023 3:09 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 16 series next year will adopt a stacked rear camera sensor design across the lineup, following similar adoption in this year's standard iPhone 15 models, according to 底並恢復成長與產品組合快速改善-sonys-capacity-will-remain-dd387a74afe">Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This year's lower-end ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌‌iPhone 15‌‌ Plus models are expected to feature a 48-megapixel rear camera...
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iPhone 15 Demand Predicted to Be Lower Than iPhone 14: Are You Planning to Upgrade?

Wednesday August 2, 2023 10:28 am PDT by
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today predicted that demand for the iPhone 15 series will be lower than that of the iPhone 14 series this year. Kuo said the lower demand could make it challenging for Apple suppliers to grow revenue in the second half of 2023. The upcoming iPhone lineup should consist of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. All four models are...
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Kuo: New AirTag Likely to Enter Mass Production in Late 2024

Wednesday August 2, 2023 9:11 am PDT by
Apple suppliers will likely begin mass production of a second-generation AirTag in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to new information shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The current AirTag launched in April 2021 and is priced at $29. Kuo believes the new AirTag will have better integration with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, as part of a spatial computing ecosystem, but he did...
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Kuo: 'No Sign' of Apple Generative AI Technology Coming in 2024

Wednesday August 2, 2023 6:42 am PDT by
The progress of Apple's generative AI technology is significantly behind its competitors and there is no sign that the company plans to launch AI services next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a new ust-3-will-affect-b4620d4f57d1">post on Medium outlining how Apple's imminent earnings report will affect Apple stocks and the supply chain, Kuo explained that the company will likely...
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Kuo: iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus to Feature 48-Megapixel Camera That Can Capture More Light

Wednesday July 26, 2023 4:32 am PDT by
The lower-end iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus models launching later this year will feature a 48-megapixel rear camera lens with a new stacked sensor design that can capture more light, according to Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Writing on his 代的最大受益者-will-semis-and-smatsens-high-end-cis-market-7b5f71431765">Medium blog, Kuo said Apple has been able to overcome yield issues of the new...
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Kuo: New Apple Watch Ultra to Launch This Year With 3D-Printed Parts

Friday July 14, 2023 9:13 am PDT by
The second-generation Apple Watch Ultra will launch later this year and feature 3D-printed mechanical parts, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a post published on Medium earlier today, Kuo said that his latest survey of Apple's supply chain indicates that "Apple is actively adopting 3D printing technology." Specifically, "some of the titanium mechanical parts of the 2H23 new Apple...
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Kuo: iPhone 15 to Get Next-Gen Ultra Wideband Chip for Enhanced Vision Pro Headset Integration

Monday June 19, 2023 3:26 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 will feature an upgraded Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip to optimize integration with the company's Vision Pro headset, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest Twitter post, Kuo said upgrading the UWB processor, which Apple currently calls the U1 chip, is part of a plan to "aggressively upgrade hardware specifications to build a more competitive ecosystem for...
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Kuo: Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Could Launch as Late as 2024

Monday June 5, 2023 8:44 am PDT by
Apple's mixed-reality headset could launch as late as the fourth quarter of 2023 or early 2024, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple headset concept by designer Marcus Kane Kuo shared the information in a tweet earlier today, noting that the latest forecast represents a delay over the previous third quarter of 2023 prediction for mass shipments of the headset. He added that...
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Apple Reportedly Still Planning High-End and Low-End Versions of Second-Generation Headset in 2025

Tuesday May 16, 2023 5:41 am PDT by
Apple's second-generation AR/VR headset will be offered in high-end and low-end versions and shipments are expected to be around ten times those of the first generation model, according to 要受益者-cowell-is-the-main-beneficiary-325b08865e24">Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi K. Concept render by Marcus Kane Multiple rumors have indicated that Apple's first AR/VR headset coming later this year will ...
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Kuo: Next Year's iPhone 16 Pro to Get Larger Screen and Periscope Lens

Tuesday May 16, 2023 2:39 am PDT by
Both of next year's iPhone 16 Pro models will feature a periscope lens, in contrast to this year's iPhone 15 series in which only the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature the telephoto camera technology, according to the latest update from Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a new memo posted on his 要受益者-cowell-is-the-main-beneficiary-325b08865e24">Medium bl, Kuo suggested that the iPhone 16...
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Kuo: Apple 'Well Prepared' for Headset Announcement Next Month

Monday May 15, 2023 7:20 am PDT by
Recent reports have converged on the belief that Apple will show off its long-rumored AR/VR headset at WWDC in June, and now Ming-Chi Kuo's latest predictions also align with the rumors, with the industry analyst claiming that the announcement is "highly likely" and the company is "well prepared" for the unveiling. Concept render by Marcus Kane Previously, Kuo said Apple had pushed back...
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Kuo: M3 Chip Still Months Away, Entering Mass Production in Second Half of 2023

Thursday April 20, 2023 9:43 am PDT by
Apple's next-generation M3 chip will enter mass production in the second half of 2023, according to info shared today by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet, Kuo said M3 chip production will begin "slightly ahead" of the M3 Pro and M3 Max. Apple should use the M3 chip for future models of the 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini, while the higher-end M3 Pro and...
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Kuo: 15-Inch MacBook Air to Offer Two M2 Chip Options, No M2 Pro Configuration

Thursday April 20, 2023 8:39 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air model will be configurable with two variants of the M2 chip, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet shared earlier today, Kuo said that he expects the new ‌MacBook Air‌ to be available with two ‌M2‌ chip options that have different numbers of cores like the existing 13-inch model. The news comes as a revision of Kuo's previous forecast, which ...
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Kuo: Apple Glasses to Launch in 2026 or 2027 at the Earliest

Thursday April 13, 2023 3:45 am PDT by
Apple still plans to launch augmented reality "Apple Glasses" by 2026 or 2027 at the earliest, provided it can finalize new metalens technology in the interim, according to Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his sera-is-the-primary-beneficiary-of-apples-e05f6593e630">latest summary of surveys and predictions, Kuo says Apple is developing metalens technology to replace plastic lens...
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Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro Models Will No Longer Feature Solid-State Buttons

Tuesday April 11, 2023 8:12 pm PDT by
The next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will no longer feature solid-state buttons due to "unresolved technical issues before mass production," according to the latest information shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo said iPhone 15 Pro models would be equipped with solid-state buttons back in October. He said two additional Taptic Engines inside the iPhone would provide ...