Kuo: Google and Amazon working on competing AirPod-alike wireless earbuds for 2019 launch

Apple’s popular accessory could face stiff competition in 2019 as Google and Amazon are believed to be targeting the market for wireless earbuds that Apple’s helped mainstream.

Apple’s AirPods wireless earbuds have been a smash hit for the Cupertino company as they have seemingly validated the market for advanced Bluetooth earphones. And now, rivals Google and Amazon are thought to be working on direct AirPod-alike competitor products.... Read the rest of this post here


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Kuo: AirPods with wireless charging due in 2019, overhauled model in 2020

AirPods, which Kuo calls Apple’s most popular accessory ever, should sell a hundred million units by 2021. That’s a huge increase over an estimated sixteen million units sold in 2017.

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Apple is on track to release its second-generation AirPods earbuds with support for the Qi wireless charging standard in the first half of next year, while an upgraded model rocking an all-new design and other perks is slated for release some time in 2020.... Read the rest of this post here


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Morgan Stanley touts the increasing value of Apple Services

Apple has dropped about 16 percent since early November because narrow-minded investors continue to focus on unit sales rather than the booming Services revenue…. Read the rest of this post here “Morgan Stanley touts the increasing value of Apple Services”…

Apple has dropped about 16 percent since early November because narrow-minded investors continue to focus on unit sales rather than the booming Services revenue.... Read the rest of this post here


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Kuo—2019 iPhone: upgraded Face ID; 2020 iPhone: time-of-flight 3D modeling rear camera

The revered Apple analyst has turned his attention to Apple’s camera, Face ID and photography improvements slated for iPhone models coming in 2019 and 2020.

Respected supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with TF International Securities shared some interesting observations regarding 2019 and 2020 iPhone models in a note to clients today.... Read the rest of this post here


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Kuo: Apple to use custom chips for the long-awaited car effort between 2023 and 2025

Any significant talk about a possible Apple car or autonomous driving project is, of course, coming from Kuo, everyone’s favorite (and most reliable) Apple analyst “out there”.

TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (formerly with KGI Securities) has predicted that Apple may recruit its sole chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build in-house designed processors based on ARM architecture for use in its car project.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple to report September quarter earnings on November 1

Apple has announced through its Investor website that it will announce September quarter earnings and host a conference call to discuss the results on November 1, 2018 at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET.

Apple will report earnings and other financial metrics pertaining to its fourth fiscal quarter (which corresponds to the third calendar quarter) on Thursday, November 1.... Read the rest of this post here


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Kuo: 2019 iPhones won’t utilize Apple’s TrueDepth infrared system on the back

Trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has expressed his belief that the Cupertino technology giant won’t put its infrared depth-sensing system on the back of iPhone models to be released in 2019. This isn’t necessary a bad thing, and here’s why.

In a new research note issue to clients this morning, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has expressed his belief that the Cupertino technology firm won’t add its infrared depth-sensing system to the back of new iPhone models due in 2019, citing two reasons.... Read the rest of this post here


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Kuo: slimmer-bezeled Series 4 watches to support EKG, have ceramic back

Apple Watch Series 4 is expected to support electrocardiography (ECG). Additionally, all upcoming watch models should be equipped with ceramic backs (currently, some models use composite backs).

In terms of health tracking, a fourth-generation Apple Watch has been predicted to support electrocardiography (EKG) capabilities that may presumably permit the user to take reliable, accurate readings of the electrical activity of their heart over a period of time.... Read the rest of this post here


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Kuo: upcoming low-price MacBook may feature Touch ID, but not Touch Bar

Apple’s inexpensive Mac notebook model is said to incorporate Touch ID, but not a full-out Touch Bar like we saw on select 13- and 15-inch models of the 2016, 2017 and later MacBook Pro models.

According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s rumored brand-new Mac notebook model might include a Touch ID fingerprint scanner but not the Touch Bar feature.... Read the rest of this post here


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Kuo: 2018 iPhones to continue using Lightning, bundle with 5W slow charge adapter

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims the upcoming iPhone refresh won’t make a jump to USB-C I/O. Moreover, Apple will continue bundling the new phones with the slow-charging 5W adapter.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today issued a research note to clients in which he outlines some interesting predictions about Apple’s upcoming product refreshes. According to the analyst, 2018’s iPhones won’t ditch Lightning I/O for USB-C like iPad Pros nor will they include a stronger, Power Delivery-compatible power adapter to support the fast charge function.... Read the rest of this post here


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