What Ming-Chi Kuo says about next fall’s iPhones

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From CNBC Monday, describing a March 31 note:

Apple’s iPhone lineup is expected to look a lot like its current lineup, according to the note. Kuo expects Apple to release a 5.8-inch iPhone (an improvement on the current iPhone XS), a 6.5-inch iPhone (like the current iPhone XS Max) and a 6.1-inch device with a lower-cost screen (which corresponds to the iPhone XR).

“Battery capacities of new 6.5″ OLED, 5.8″ OLED and 6.1″ LCD significantly increase by 10%-15%, 20%-25%, and 0%-5% compared to last year’s new models,” Kuo wrote in the March 31 note…

Two-way wireless charging would enable a user to place their AirPods, Apple Watch or other wireless-charging devices on the back of an iPhone and draw charge from it. Samsung and Huawei recently released phones with two-way wireless charging.

“Though the iPhone is not the first high-end smartphone to be equipped with two-way wireless charging, this new function could make it more convenient for users to charge the new AirPods and create a better integrated user experience of the iPhone and AirPods,” Kuo wrote.

My take: Don’t take this as gospel. Kuo also predicted that Apple would be shipping AirPower in “late 4Q18 or early 1Q19.”

See also: How reliable is Ming-Chi Kuo?