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Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple’s Supply Chain Will Ship iPhone 4S

Written on September 13, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Ming-Chi Kuo is sharing another reports which claims that the next-gen iPhone will be the iPhone 4S.

A new research note provided by MacRumors stated that analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, claimed that Apple is slated to send the golden master version of iOS 5 to its iPhone and iPod Touch hardware manufacturers from September 23 to September 30. This suggests the new hardware will be launched around mid-October. The report is in line with other buzz which suggests that Apple will debut the next iPhone around the middle of October.

More interestingly, Ming-Chi Kuo tells that he has seen no evidence of the rumored iPhone 5 in the supply chain. However, the analyst pointed out to the N94 iPhone — which has been popularly dubbed as a iPhone 4S. Ming-Chi Kuo said that it is the only iPhone model set to ship, with Apple planning for 30 million units until the end of the year.

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Concord Securities Analyst Reveals iPad 2 Components

Written on January 31, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Ming-Chi Kuo just unveiled iPad 2's components. The iPad 2 will have a better quality display, faster chips, separate CDMA and GSM versions, and iPod touch-like dual cameras. Excited already?

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from Concord Securities, reported what the next generation iPad will look like. According to him, the iPad 2 won’t get a Retina Display this year. However, the improvement of iPad 2’s display will focus on thickness and anti-reflection. The main reason iPad 2 will not have a retina display is because of the panel making’s yield rate. Manufacturing high-resolution IPS/FFS panel is not easy, and the production volume and cost couldn’t meet Apple’s requirements.

It is also reported that the next generation iPad will have better processing power, graphics, RAM and memory access. The iPad 2 sports 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core, Imagination’s SGX543 dual core graphics card technology, and 512MB RAM that runs at 1,066MHz clock. This faster, better and stronger iPad 2 will give the device more advantage for the upcoming tablet war.

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