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Technology Ming-Chi Kuo updates 2020 Apple predictions for AR glasses, iPhone SE 2, iPad Pro, and MacBook

16:30  09 october  2019
16:30  09 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts

  Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Coming early next year in gray, silver, or redKuo also says that the new phone will be available with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage (although a report from earlier this year said it would only have 128GB), and will come in gray, silver, or red. He also said that the phone won’t include 3D Touch, although that’s less surprising given the feature has recently disappeared from Apple’s top-end devices. The analyst has previously said he expects the iPhone SE 2’s design to be similar to that of the iPhone 8, echoing a previous report from Bloomberg.

Apple analyst Ming - Chi Kuo believes that Apple is preparing to release the iPhone SE 2 , a new iPad Pro with a 3D sensor for better AR support, a new MacBook Corroborating his previous prediction from earlier this month, Kuo says Apple ’s successor to the iPhone SE will arrive in the first quarter of

Apple analyst Ming - Chi Kuo is focusing on expected release dates in a new research note, with him making predictions about Apple 's next iPad Pro , and when he expects the Kuo has discussed the 16-inch MacBook Pro switching to a new scissor mechanism in the keyboard, with it launching soon.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is preparing to release the iPhone SE 2, a new iPad Pro with a 3D sensor for better AR support, a new MacBook equipped with a scissor-switch keyboard, and the long-rumored augmented reality headset all in the first half of 2020. The predictions were published in a new Chinese-language report that was reported in English by 9to5Mac.

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This isn’t the first time we’re hearing about these devices. Some, like the augmented reality headset, have been cropping up in reports for years. The new report agrees with many of the previous rumors, with only the release dates changing:

Apple may launch its AR headset with third-party help early next year

  Apple may launch its AR headset with third-party help early next year Apple could release its long-rumored augmented reality headset before mid next year. According to a note obtained by 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a strong track record when it comes to Apple predictions, says the company will launch the device in the second quarter of 2020. Kuo has said in the past that Apple plans to market the headset as an iPhone accessory. It will reportedly wirelessly offload computing, networking and location-related tasks to the iPhone. In this way, Apple hopes to keep the device thin and light. Without providing additional context, Kuo adds Apple will work third-party brands to launch the accessory.

According to a Chinese language Ming - Chi Kuo report, Apple is readying the release of the iPhone SE 2 and new iPad Pro models for the first quarter of next year. This would apparently be followed up with Apple AR headset launch in the second quarter.

Kuo says Apple has increased some suppliers' shipment forecasts or capacity requirements in the fourth quarter to ensure that shipments going into Kuo has previously claimed that Apple plans to release a lower-priced " iPhone SE 2 " in the first quarter of 2020 . Earlier this month, he said the device

  • Corroborating his previous prediction from earlier this month, Kuo says Apple’s successor to the iPhone SE will arrive in the first quarter of next year. Reports from Nikkei and Bloomberg have suggested that the phone will have a similar design to the iPhone 8, but it will come with the same chipset as the iPhone 11. Pricing is unknown, but part of the appeal of the original SE was its relatively low price (for an iPhone) and diminutive size.
  • Kuo believes we could see a new model of the iPad Pro in Q1 2020, fitted with a rear-facing 3D time-of-flight sensor that could help it offer better augmented reality performance. This prediction corroborates a previous report from Bloomberg, which said that Apple could debut a new laser-powered 3D camera with an iPad Pro released in spring 2020. However, a more recent report from Bloomberg said that Apple is planning to release new iPad Pros later in 2019, although that report doesn’t list the 3D time-of-flight sensor as a new feature.
  • Meanwhile, Kuo expects Apple to launch its augmented reality headset for the iPhone in the second quarter of next year. Earlier this year, the analyst predicted that Apple would begin production of the headset at the end of 2019, and at least one report previously suggested that it could arrive in 2020. Apparent references to the headset also recently cropped up in iOS 13’s code.
  • Finally, the analyst has predicted that a MacBook with a new scissor-switch keyboard could be coming in Q2 2020. 9to5Mac notes that it’s not entirely clear which version of the MacBook Kuo is referring to, but it says that the analyst tends to specify exact models in his report. This suggests he could be talking about a different model from the 16-inch MacBook Pro that Kuo previously predicted would get the new keyboard this year, ditching the controversial butterfly keyboard that Apple has used in its keyboards since 2015. Bloomberg believes that the revamped 16-inch MacBook Pro could arrive this year, but it hasn’t offered any details about its keyboard.

iPad Pro in 2020 might adopt advanced camera technology before the iPhone.
If you want to see where the iPad is going, all you really have to do is take a look at where the iPhone is today. Ever since Apple released the iPad back in 2010, the popular tablet has routinely adopted features originally introduced on the iPhone a year or two earlier. Well now, the tables may have turned. A new report from The Elec relays that Apple's iPad Pro model in 2020 will incorporate time-of-flight camera sensors that will able to more ably determine how far away a given object in a room is. If this sounds familiar, it’s because reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously claimed that the iPhone in 2020 would receive the same feature.

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