Apple’s “Major Growth Driver” In Next Year Will Be A New $399 iPhone
21 Oct

In the recent time, Ming-Chi Kuo—Analyst at TF Securities—stated that Apple’s new and more inexpensive iPhone would be launched in the first quarter of 2020 for $399. Previously, Kuo said the phone—which he stated as the iPhone SE2—will have the same processor that is in the latest iPhone 11. In a note to financiers, Kuo restated that iPhone SE2 will be having the same design as the iPhone 8. That hints Apple will be able to reutilize parts from that phone whilst updating some of the inner components, such as the camera and processor.

Kuo also projected that the budget iPhone will possibly attract customers who are still using iPhone 6 and 6s, which he predicts are still being used by almost 200 Million people, although those phones were launched 5 Years ago. He stated the new phone would be a “major growth driver” for Apple in the next year. The series of “iPhone 6 and 6s are the top-selling iPhone series, and we evaluate that about 170–200 Million people are still using that series now,” Kuo stated. Its users might have more urgent demand for a replacement for an updated model since iOS 13 does not support the iPhone 6 series.” Reportedly, the iOS 13 software is Apple’s recent iPhone OS (operating system and was released in the last month. The new OS doesn’t support the iPhone 6.

Similarly, Apple was in news as top analyst states that the company’s smart glasses will be launched in the first half of 2020. Analyst Kuo stated that Apple is planning a set of new hardware for the first half of the next year, counting advanced augmented reality glasses that the tech giant will develop with third-party brands. Reportedly, Apple is working with third-party labels on the augmented reality glasses and will disclose them in 2020, as per to Kuo. Other companies, such as Facebook, are collaborating with third-party firms like Ray-Ban, to build similar headsets.

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