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

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is getting ready to launch the iPhone SE 2, a brand new iPad Pro with a 3D sensor for higher AR help, a brand new MacBook geared up with a scissor-switch keyboard, and the long-rumored augmented actuality headset all within the first half of 2020. The predictions had been published in a new Chinese-language report that was reported in English by 9to5Mac.

This isn’t the primary time we’re listening to about these units. Some, just like the augmented actuality headset, have been cropping up in studies for years. The new report agrees with most of the earlier rumors, with solely the discharge dates altering:

  • Corroborating his earlier prediction from earlier this month, Kuo says Apple’s successor to the iPhone SE will arrive within the first quarter of subsequent yr. Reports from Nikkei and Bloomberg have urged that the telephone could have the same design to the iPhone 8, however it’ll include the identical chipset because the iPhone 11. Pricing is unknown, however a part of the enchantment of the unique SE was its comparatively low value (for an iPhone) and diminutive measurement.
  • Kuo believes we might see a brand new mannequin of the iPad Pro in Q1 2020, fitted with a rear-facing 3D time-of-flight sensor that might assist it provide higher augmented actuality efficiency. This prediction corroborates a earlier report from Bloomberg, which stated that Apple might debut a brand new laser-powered 3D digicam with an iPad Pro launched in spring 2020. However, a newer report from Bloomberg stated that Apple is planning to launch new iPad Pros later in 2019, though that report doesn’t checklist the 3D time-of-flight sensor as a brand new function.
  • Meanwhile, Kuo expects Apple to launch its augmented actuality headset for the iPhone within the second quarter of subsequent yr. Earlier this yr, the analyst predicted that Apple would start manufacturing of the headset on the finish of 2019, and at the least one report beforehand urged that it might arrive in 2020. Apparent references to the headset additionally not too long ago cropped up in iOS 13’s code.
  • Finally, the analyst has predicted {that a} MacBook with a brand new scissor-switch keyboard might be coming in Q2 2020. 9to5Mac notes that it’s not completely clear which model of the MacBook Kuo is referring to, however it says that the analyst tends to specify actual fashions in his report. This suggests he might be speaking a couple of totally different mannequin from the 16-inch MacBook Pro that Kuo beforehand predicted would get the brand new keyboard this yr, ditching the controversial butterfly keyboard that Apple has utilized in its keyboards since 2015. Bloomberg believes that the revamped 16-inch MacBook Pro might arrive this yr, however it hasn’t supplied any particulars about its keyboard.

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