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Ming-Chi Kuo: 72.5% accurate

Feb 22, 2021

Ming-Chi Kuo: 72.5% accurate

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for TF International Securities and icon in the community, consistently breaks Apple news and does so oft-reliably.


Rumor list

2022

New HomePod coming in fourth quarter of 2022
Apple accessories will transition to USB-C in the future
Cheaper Apple TV coming in second half of 2022
iPhone 15 will get USB-C
Apple Watch Series 8 to get body temperature sensor
iPhone 14 FaceTime camera will have autofocus
iPhone 14 will have f/1.9 FaceTime camera
AirPods Pro 2 coming in second half of 2022
iPhone 14 won’t have under-display Touch ID
iPhone 14 Pro will have larger camera bump
Apple Watch Series 3 will be discontinued in 2022
No new products with Mini-LED in 2022
iPhone 14 Pro only getting faster LPDDR 5 RAM
iPhone 14 Pro only getting A16 chip
Next Mac mini will have same design as before
Next Mac mini coming in 2023
New 30W GaN charger coming in 2022
Apple will release Mac Pro in 2023
Apple will release new iMac Pro in 2023
Apple will release new Mac mini in 2022
Apple will release new 27-inch monitor in 2022
⛔️iPhone SE 3 will have Sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G
iPhone SE 3 will have 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage
iPhone SE 3 will have white, black and red colors
AirPods Pro 2 will have a new design
AirPods Pro 2 will have “audible charging case”
AirPods Pro 2 will support lossless audio

2021

2022 iPhones will have 48MP camera
iPhone SE 4 will have larger display
iPhone SE 4 will have 4GB RAM
iPhone SE 4 will have launch in 2023
AirPods Pro 2 will have significant chip upgrade
AirPods Pro 2 releasing in Q4 2022
Apple AR/VR headset will release in Q4 2022
Apple AR/VR headset will have Dual-4K Micro OLED displays
Apple AR/VR headset can operate independently
Apple AR/VR headset has Mac computing power
2021 iPhones start at 128GB storage
2021 iPhones Pro have 1TB storage
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 defining feature is flat-edge design
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 won’t have production delays
⛔️AirPods 3 going at September 14 event
AirPods 2 will be sold after AirPods 3 release
⛔️2021 iPhones will get LEO satellite communication
2022 MacBook Air coming mid-year
2022 MacBook Air will have new colors
2022 MacBook Air getting redesigned body
2022 MacBook Air getting Mini-LED display
New MacBook Air coming in 2022
New iPad Pro 11-inch getting Mini-LED display in 2022
2022 iPhones will have 2x 6.1-inch and 2x 6.7-inch models
2022 iPhones will have 6.7-inch model under $900
2022 iPhones will have under-display Touch ID
⛔️2021 iPhones will have mmWave 5G in more markets
2022 iPhones won’t include 5.4-inch model
⛔️AirPods 3 coming in Q3 2021
iPhone SE 3 will have 4.7-inch display
iPhone SE 3 will have similar design
iPhone SE 3 will have faster chip
iPhone SE 3 will have 5G
iPhone SE 3 will launch in first half of 2022
2023 iPhones will have true all-screen design with no cutouts
2023 iPhones will have periscope telephoto lens
2023 iPhones will have under-screen Touch ID
2022 iPhones will have autofocus on selfie camera
2022 iPhones will have no notch but punch hole design
2021 iPhones all models heavier due to batteries
2021 iPhones no USB-C
2021 iPhones LiDAR only on Pro
2021 MacBook Pro will have SD card reader
2021 MacBook Pro will have HDMI port
2021 MacBook Pro will come in 14/16-inch models
2021 MacBook Pro will have chassis with “flat-edged form factor”
2021 MacBook Pro will lose Touch Bar
2021 MacBook Pro will have MagSafe
2021 MacBook Pro will have more I/O
2021 MacBook Pro will only have Apple Silicon
⛔️AR device coming in 2021
AirPods 3 coming in 2021
New MacBook Pro coming in 2021
AirTags coming in 2021
New iPad Pro coming in 2021

2020

2021 iPhone will launch in September on-time
New MacBook Air will release in 2022
2022 MacBook Air will have Mini-LED display
Apple will release 2-3 new chargers in 2021
Apple Watch Series 7 will have “improved form factor design”
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 will have “innovative health management functions”
Redesigned Macs coming in second half of 2021
2021 iPhones coming in same sizes
2021 iPhones Pro get ultra-wide camera with better aperture and autofocus
New iPad Pro will be first device with Mini-LED display
⛔️New iPad Pro coming in Q4 2020
2020 iPhones don’t get 120Hz
2021 iPhones first to get 120Hz
2020 iPhones 6.1/6.7-inch will have same size notch
⛔️2020 iPhone 5.4-inch will have smaller notch
2020 iPhones have smaller internal batteries
2020 iPad Air will have Touch ID power button
Apple Watch Series 6 will have blood oxygen sensor
2021 iPad will have Touch ID power button
2020 iPhones get improved autofocus
2020 iPhones won’t include headphones
2020 iPhones won’t include a charger
2020 iPhones will have 20W charger sold separately
AirPods 3 will have similar design to AirPods Pro
13-inch MacBook Pro will be first Mac with Apple Silicon
13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon coming in late 2021/early 2021
2021 iMac will have 24-inch display
2021 iMac will have “all-new form factor design”
2021 iMac will launch in late 2020/early 2021
⛔️Special AirPods promo happening in second half of 2020
New 10.8-inch iPad Air coming second half of 2020
Apple AR glasses coming in 2022
AirPods 3 will have updated internals
⛔️AirPods Pro 2 coming Q4 2021 or Q1 2022
⛔️iPhone SE Plus coming in second half of 2021
Multiple Macs coming in 2021 with Apple Silicon
Macs will get USB-4 in 2022
2020 iPhone 6.7-inch will have sensor-shift stabilization
New MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard coming in Q2 2020
⛔️New MacBook Air with scissor keyboard coming in Q2 2020
⛔️Redesigned MacBook models coming in Q2/Q3 2021
⛔️New iMac Pro coming in Q4 2020
⛔️New iPad mini coming in 2020
⛔️First Mac with Apple Silicon coming in first half of 2021
iPhone SE 2 will launch in first half of 2020 with COVID-19
⛔️Smaller wireless charging mat coming in first half of 2020
⛔️AirTag coming in first half of 2020
⛔️Over-ear headphones coming in first half of 2020
All 2021 5G iPhones releasing in Fall