Kuo: Apple Headset Shipments Potentially Delayed Until Second Half of 2023

Mass shipments of Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset may be delayed until the second half of 2023 due to unspecified “software-related issues,” according to the latest information shared today by tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple headset render by Ian Zelbo Kuo said mass shipments of components for the headset are still likely to begin in the […]

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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Sales Are in Big Trouble Due to Foxconn Factory Protests

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 will be “significantly lower” than the market consensus due to labor protests at Foxconn’s main iPhone factory in China, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo today said iPhone production at the factory in Zhengzhou has been “significantly affected” by the […]

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Kuo: Apple Suspends AirPods Pro 2 Assembly at One Supplier Due to Potential Production Issues

Apple appears to have instructed Chinese supplier Goertek to suspend assembly of the second-generation AirPods Pro due to production issues, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a series of tweets shared today, Kuo said that Chinese supplier Luxshare has expanded production of the second-generation AirPods Pro to fill the gap and is now the exclusive […]

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Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro Models to Feature Solid-State Buttons and Three Taptic Engines

The iPhone 15 Pro models may feature solid-state volume and power buttons, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The Taptic Engine in the iPhone 6S – the first ‌iPhone‌ model to feature the component. In a tweet, Kuo explained that the volume and power buttons on next year’s two high-end ‌iPhone‌ models may adopt a […]

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Kuo: Next-Generation Apple TV Likely to Have Even Lower Sub-$100 Starting Price

The new Apple TV 4K announced today already has a lower starting price of $129, compared to $179 for the previous model, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the next-generation Apple TV could be sold at an even lower price point. In a tweet today, Kuo said a sub-$100 price would be the “sweet spot” […]

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MacBooks May Become ‘Assembled in Thailand’ as Apple Diversifies Supply Chain

Apple may expand MacBook production to Thailand in the future as the company continues to diversify its supply chain, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a series of tweets today, Kuo said the main production location outside of China for Apple’s future MacBooks may be Thailand. Kuo noted that Apple’s entire range of MacBook Air […]

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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Max Popularity Could Lead to More Differentiation Between iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

Wednesday September 28, 2022 10:22 am PDT by Juli Clover Apple has seen high demand for the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, which could lead the company to further differentiate the next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple could add exclusive features to the ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro Max […]

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Kuo: Apple Increasing iPhone 14 Pro Production Due to Strong Demand

Apple has advised manufacturing partner Foxconn to increase production of iPhone 14 Pro models due to strong demand for the devices, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. “Due to strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro models, my latest survey indicates that Apple has asked Hon Hai to switch the production lines of the iPhone 14 […]

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Kuo: iPhone 14 Plus Pre-Orders Worse Than iPhone 13 Mini, Product Strategy ‘Fails’

The iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus have seen “bad” pre-order results, indicating that Apple’s positioning of the two new standard models may have failed, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest post on Medium, Kuo explained that the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max have seen “neutral” and “good” pre-order […]

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Kuo: Apple to Further Separate Devices in iPhone 15 Lineup With Different Features

Apple will further differentiate its “Pro” and non-“Pro” iPhone models with next year’s iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro, according to insightful Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a series of tweets earlier today, Kuo said that further differentiating the ‌iPhone‌ lineup would increase sales of the “Pro” models. To this end, Kuo said that “Apple […]

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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Gain New Ultra Wide Camera With Better Low-Light Sensitivity

The Pro models in Apple’s soon-to-be-announced iPhone 14 series will feature a new Ultra Wide camera with a larger sensor for better low light sensitivity, but the technology will come at a significant cost increase, predicts respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest tweet, Kuo says that the two iPhone 14 Pro models will have […]

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Kuo: Apple Has Completed Hardware Tests for iPhone 14 Satellite Connectivity, But Launch Depends on Partners

Apple is indeed working on satellite connectivity for the iPhone 14 and completed hardware tests for the feature ahead of mass production, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that Apple has the hardware support for satellite connectivity, but whether the ‌iPhone 14‌ will support satellite communications depends on “whether Apple and operators can […]

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Kuo: New MacBook Pro and iPad Pro Models to Enter Mass Production This Year

Apple suppliers will begin mass production of new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022, and all of the devices will likely remain equipped with 5nm chips, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a pair of tweets, Kuo said Apple’s chipmaking partner TSMC will not […]

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Kuo: New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro to Enter Production This Year and Might Still Have 5nm Chips

Next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet, Kuo said that given TSMC’s guidance indicated that revenue from 3nm chip production will not begin until 2023, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models may still have […]

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iPad Production Could Be Hit by Power Outages Before Launch of New Models

iPad assembly plants in China may be impacted by power outages ahead of the launch of new models in the fall, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet earlier today, Kuo commented on the effects of power outages in China’s southwestern Sichuan province caused by industrial electricity rationing amid a severe heatwave. Kuo […]

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Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models

Apple plans to increase the prices of iPhone 14 Pro models compared to iPhone 13 Pro models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing for the iPhone 14 Pro models. However, in a tweet today, he estimated that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 lineup as a whole will […]

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Kuo: AirPods Pro 2 May Have Lightning Charging Case, USB-C Coming in 2023

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro may still have a Lightning charging case, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet today, Kuo predicted that Apple will switch to a USB-C charging case for all AirPods models in 2023. Kuo said the new AirPods Pro will be released later this year. Several new features have been rumored […]

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Apple Expecting to Ship 1.5 Million Units of $2000+ AR/VR Headset in 2023

Apple plans to ship approximately 1.5 million units of its upcoming AR/VR headset in 2023, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note, Kuo reiterated that Apple plans to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset during an event in January 2023. The company’s first AR/VR headset is expected to cost upwards of $2000, […]

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Kuo: iPhone 14 Facing Quality Control Issues Over Rear Camera Lens Cracking, But No Disruptions Expected for Launch

Wednesday July 27, 2022 12:50 am PDT by Sami Fathi Apple is facing quality control issues with the rear iPhone 14 camera lens, causing some lenses to crack due to a coating, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today on Twitter. The issue has resulted in Apple reallocating iPhone 14 camera orders to a different supplier, […]

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Apple Continues to Diversify Suppliers Ahead of iPhone 14 Launch

Apple has added to its list of suppliers for the iPhone 14 series in a bid to avoid potential supply chain shortages when mass production of the devices begins, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a series of tweets, Kuo said components from SG Micro have passed quality certification for the high-end iPhone 14 models, […]

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