This week, we're talking about a new flagship phone from LG, Xiaomi's bright future, and the uphill for Sprint and T-Mobile.
The analyst has been working from Taiwan for many years in the general small-form tech sector. So, what's up next for Kuo? Literally bigger things, it seems.
Thicker glass, a pricier implementation of 3D Touch and more of this in 2019 are in the cards with the latest rumors for the mid-range iPhone of this year.
The price strategy rumor goes against the market consensus around $700+. The white whale that is a dual-SIM iPhone may price above a single-SIM LCD iPhone.
The market expects 7 million sales in the calendar year and the best that Ming-chi Kuo, renowned Apple analyst, can muster is 2.5 million.
Will Apple bloat the next Apple Watch with a bigger display and bigger battery? We don't exactly know yet, but one reputable analyst has set specs out.
It'll be sold separately, of course, at $99. But the Pencil only has worked with iPad Pro tablets up until this point. Will it worthwhile for educators to get them with a new affordable iPad?
They may come out in time for the holiday season and perhaps cannibalizing sales of AirPods or any of Apple's Beats products.
Unknown yet is what parts will go into the upgraded 13-inch MacBook models, but it might just be that we could see a sub-$999 MacBook Air soon.
So, 100 million shipments or about half the output expected next year. And that's with a potential price hike in mind for a mid-range iPhone.
If supply chain intelligence is verified, it would be the first time ever that Qualcomm would be denied a provisional job for an iPhone.
If one is to even come out, a sub-$500 iPhone would only get basic improvements in internal hardware, not Face ID and a Super Retina Display.
This year's new iPhones are coming whether you've bought last year's iPhones or not. And the rumored actions surrounding them are trickling into our intelligence banks.
Renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sees prices for the low-end premium iPhone for this year — amazing this terminology has to be used — going up and up.
KGI Securities speculates that Apple will maintain $999 as the "value price" for a brand as prestigious as the iPhone X. This year's model will not get a discount and will disappear from view.
Apple will have a bigger year with its first wireless earbuds in 2018, especially if it can continue to keep supply at satisfactory levels.
And those devices could take a big cue from the current generation of iPhones. Why circuit boards? Because they can be upgraded like anything else.
But it's not going to be as big as you think it will be, just as the iPhone X isn't as big as its 5.8-inch display makes it out to be...
The iPhone 8 Plus looks to be the smartphone of the season while the iPhone X could get better reception in China during the Year of the Dog.
The financial firm's renowned Apple analyst is looking at more pieces of steel in two of next year's iPhones and some "upgrades."
A new note from KGI Securities also claims that the TrueDepth camera will also appear in new iPad Pro tablets. For that, Face ID won't be upgraded.
What the iPhone X couldn't do, Apple decided it would be better off leading a new race with Face ID. But Samsung's giving the undone a go.
Analyst Ming-chi Kuo believes that the TrueDepth camera will add to the list of differentiators from the regular iPad next model year.