The KGI Securities analyst, with a solid background in predicting Apple’s future product strategies, made his forecasts to investors on Monday, a replica of which was obtained by AppleInsider.
Apple sent 232 million iPhones to set the prognosis in view. A trio of variables leads Kuo’s old-fashioned forecasts, most notably he considers replacing demand for bigger screens is slowing down.
Additionally, the recently established iPhone SE will not present a form factor that is new, so he considers it will not appeal to a large number of consumers. But maybe the best prediction is associated with Apple’s forthcoming “iPhone 7:”
Kuo continues to consider that Apple’s hoped-for double-camera iSight array is going to be exclusive to the bigger 5.5-inch “Plus” version.
If accurate, that could mean Apple’s more popular 4.7-inch version will not attain the same state-of-the-art camera system.
In addition, Kuo said several Apple’s rivals, including Xiaomi, ZTE and Lenovo, are all intending to start their very own double-camera smartphone systems, and many are anticipated to surpass Apple’s “iPhone 7 Plus” to marketplace.
If this happens, he considers first impressions of Apple’s system could “underwhelm” would-be buyers. Kuo has an established history in predicting Apple’s future product strategies.
He was not last to peg the $400 to$500 pricing range and the hardware specifications for Apple ‘s newly launched iPhone SE, which he expects all will see 12 million cargoes in 2016.