Analyst Predicts No Gold or Touch ID iPads, Thinner iPad 5, Retina iPad Mini, Haswell MacBook Pros

Analyst Predicts No Gold or Touch ID iPads, Thinner iPad 5, Retina iPad Mini, Haswell MacBook Pros

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The often accurate KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released his predictions for the Apple event on October 22nd.

Kuo says the iPad 5 will be 20% lighter and thinner than the previous generation bringing it to around 7.5mm in thickness and 500 grams in weight. It will have the same narrow side bezel design as the iPad mini and be equipped with a 64-bit A7X processor. The tablet will also get a 8MP back camera with a larger aperture.

The iPad mini 2 is said to gain a Retina Display at a resolution of 2048x1536. It will be equipped with an A7 processor.

Neither iPad is said to come in the gold color or with a fingerprint scanner. Kuo says the rationale is "Fingerprint sensor and gold casing production capacity first allocated to iPhone 5s on tightness".

Apple is also predicted to update the MacBook Pros with an Intel Haswell processor and a better full HD camera. The processor update will boost computing power and battery life.

Although not covered by Kuo, Apple is also rumored to possibly release OS X Mavericks, Mac Pros, and an updated Apple TV.

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[via 9to5Mac]


Analyst Predicts No Gold or Touch ID iPads, Thinner iPad 5, Retina iPad Mini, Haswell MacBook Pros
Kornmehl - October 20, 2013 at 4:41pm
My prediction: We will know in 48 hours.
Basel - October 20, 2013 at 1:14pm
A7X... lol Avenged Sevenfold
Great. - October 20, 2013 at 2:29pm
If true we are looking at speeds similar to 5s. Geekbench scores Apple iPhone 5s: 1410 (single core score), 2561 (multi core score) LG G2: 882 (single core score), 2355 (multi core score) Samsung Galaxy S4: 687 (single core score), 1939 (multi core score) HTC One: 643 (single core score), 1805 (multi core score) Apple iPhone 5c: 711 (single core score), 1281 (multi core score) Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: 649 (single core score), 1135 (multi core score) HTC One Mini: 477 (single core score), 880 (multi core score)
dave77 - October 20, 2013 at 9:09am
analysts are so full of shit, they have no idea whats coming
cory - October 20, 2013 at 12:38pm
Just an fyi, Ming-Chi Kuo has been pretty spot on for the last several years on his Apple predictions, seems to be well connected and in the know. I would say at least 85% of the time he gets it right.
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