Some of you may have heard the name Brian White (Wall Street firm Drexel Hamilton) or Ming-Chi- Kuo (KGI Securities), but if you haven’t they are two big Apple analysts who make predictions on Apple’s next products. Both have already started make predictions on what Apple will come out with, AKA the iPhone 7/7 Plus and another Apple Watch.
Ming-Chi-Kuo states that iPhone 7 production will start in June and will also help out with Apple’s growth with the smartphone in second half of 2016. Apple will announce its Q2 2016 earnings on Monday, April 25. Ming-Chi had this to say:
Our meeting with a tech supply chain company highlighted a rough end to 2015 with significant forecast reductions from Apple; however, forecasts have been stable since then with 2Q:16 expected to be the trough. After a YoY sales decline in 1Q:16, our contact expects to return to growth in H2:2016. Production of parts of the iPhone 7 are expected to begin in July.
On the other hand, Brian White is predicting a new Apple Watch will appear in the next two to three months. White thinks the new watch will be 20 to 40% thinner than the first generation and might be announced in June at Apple’s next event at WWDC around June 13-17 in San Francisco, California. White also had something to say about the Apple Watch:
Finally, we walked away with the sense that the Apple Watch refresh will not occur in September with the iPhone 7, but is more likely to occur within the next 2-3 months, and thus we believe an unveiling at WWDC in June makes sense. We believe Apple Watch 2 could be 20-40% thinner than the current Apple Watch.
Previous rumors about the next Apple Watch was that it was supposed to be revealed back in March along with the newest iPad Pro 9.7 and iPhone SE. Of course that didn’t happen as we’re now in April.
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