The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (from KGI Securities), which has great contacts in Asia where Apple's production lines are located, came back this week with yet another preview of what's to come throughout 2015.
Part sales estimates (he believes Apple sold about 5.5 million watches in the third fiscal quarter of 2015, against 3.9 million in the previous quarter), Kuo says Apple will launch new Apple Watches in 2015. If you just bought an ej is thinking "But how can Apple launch a new one if it was launched a few months ago, just?", can be calm.
According to the analyst, Apple should launch new colors (yellow gold and pink gold) for the Apple Watch Sport, in order to bring them in line with the colors of the next generation of the iPhone.
This rumor is a bit weird, since Apple offers exactly those colors in the Apple Watch Edition. Of course, we are not talking about an “affordable” product like the sports model, but if Apple does decide to do so, there is likely to be a certain cannibalization of the luxury watch. In addition, those who purchased the Edition model may feel a little discredited because the company offers a relatively similar option for a much more affordable price.
We’ll see what Ma’s strategy is
The analyst did not comment on the alleged launch of an iPad with a 12-inch screen (known by the rumors as “iPad Pro”) in 2015, nor even on a traditional annual update of the 9.7-inch iPad (in the current generation, the iPad Air 2).
J on the iPad mini, Kuo thinks the company will revamp the device, making it look much like the iPad Air 2 (all, of course, in a 7.9-inch screen housing).
The second semester is also expected to bring new features to Apple's desktop lineup, when Kuo predicts the company will launch a new iMac model.
Who knows, maybe the long-awaited 21.5 ″ iMac with Retina display, which already has references even in OS X El Capitan.
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Kuo is one of the few analysts who still gets predictions about Apple products, so we better stay tuned.