Analyst predicts Apple roadmap

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst known for making accurate predictions on iDevices, has created a roadmap, allegedly showing when Apple’s upcoming devices will be launched. The roadmap comes to us via MacRumors.



Kuo says that the iWatch will ship towards the end of Q3. He said the smartwatch will sport a “fashionable appearance,” biometric functionality that will be integrated into the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. He also says that the iWatch will be available in two sizes – a 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch model. Both are said to sport flexible AMOLED screens, sapphire-covered lens, biometric recognition, NFC, wireless charging, and a 200-250mAh battery. Both will be slim and light. The most expensive model will set you back around £600.

iPhone 6

Kuo says that there will be two sizes of the iPhone 6 – a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model, which we have been hearing a lot of in past reports. Their resolutions will be 1334×750 pixels (326ppi) and 1920×1080 pixels (401ppi) respectively. Both will sport LTPS display panels, optical image stabilisation (OIS), NFC, Touch ID, the A8 chip, and 1GB of RAM. The analyst adds that the bezels will be 10-20% narrower and be 6.5-7.0mm thick. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be shipped in September, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will ship later. Kuo says only the 64GB 5.58-inch iPhone 6 will sport a sapphire screen.

iPad Air 2

Kuo says the iPad Air 2 will sport Touch ID, the A8 chip, and an enhanced 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. He also says that the tablet will be released earlier than expected. The current iPad Air was released in October of 2013.

iPad Mini with Retina Display 2

Kuo says the iPad Mini with Retina Display 2 will also sport Touch ID and the A8 chip.

12.9-inch iPad Pro

Kuo says that Apple is working on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but doesn’t believe it will come in 2014.

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