Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone 5se, iPad 3 coming in H1 2016

A few days back it was reported that Apple's upcoming 4-inch iPhone will be called iPhone 5se which is meant to be an enhanced iPhone 5s model.It has always been rumored that Apple is holding an event in March or April to launch iPhone 5se and some other products. Now according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple is likely to release iPhone 5se alongside iPad Air 3 in the first half of 2016.

In a note to investors, Kuo said that the iPhone 5se is very much on track and will feature A8 chipset, 2.5D glass, similar to the iPhone 6s and a 12-megapixel main camera unit. He cautions that Apple fans should not expect any innovation of form factor change from the 4-inch iPhone. He also mentioned that the sales of iPhone 5se won't help Apple's revenue, so the expectation are quite moderate.

Apart from iPhone 5se, Apple will also launch the a 9.7-inch Apple iPad 3 tablet in the first half of 2016. Not much is known but, earlier reports suggsted that the iPad 3 will flaunt a 4K screen and equipped with A9X processor, 8MP rear and 2.1MP front camera. The tablet will be 5mm thick and have fingerprint sensor embedded on the home button. Kuo believes that the iPhone 5se will see a small number of shipments this year, that is between 10-12 million

Speaking of iPhone 7 Kuo says that Apple is working on 'evolutionary' improvements in the chipset, camera resolution, battery life among others. However he did not add anything to the rumors that the iPhone 7 will not include a 3.5mm headphone jack or the addition of waterproof exteriors.

Lastly Kuo adds that Apple will sell fewer iPhone units in Q1 2016 due to "lacklustre iPhone 6s sales" and will largely remain same in the range of 42 to 45 millions units, which is 29 percent down, as compared to Q1 2015. However, Apple has high hopes from the MacBook lineup. "We see MacBook as a stronger candidate for becoming a theme given solid growth in the business segment, as well as a potential upgrade to hit the market in 1H16."


Kaiser Bey
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Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone 5se, iPad 3 coming in H1 2016 Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone 5se, iPad 3 coming in H1 2016 Reviewed by Kaiser on 1/25/2016 03:57:00 PM
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