Ming-Chi Kuo Overview Updated October 22, 2018

Ming-Chi Kuo

"The Most Accurate Apple Analyst in the World"

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61 'Ming-Chi Kuo' stories

April 2012 - October 2018


Ming-Chi Kuo is an analyst with KGI Securities, which is a Taiwanese business group involved in a range of industries. Kuo covers technology with a focus on Apple.

His strong track record predicting Apple’s products and plans over the last several years has earned him titles like “The Most Accurate Apple Analyst in the World” and “The Analyst Who Reveals all of Apple’s Secrets.”

In 2011 Kuo started a string of correct predictions with the delayed white iPhone 4 release in April. Other claims about the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display and Touch ID and more iPhone 5s details in 2013 were also accurate.

More recently he correctly forecasted details about the iPhone SE as well as the Apple Watch Series 2 last year.

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Ming-Chi Kuo Stories Today

Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new note on iPhone XR pre-order demand. As he previously predicted, the new device is outpacing the sales of iPhone 8/8 Plus from last year even as stock of XR remains good.

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Ming-Chi Kuo Stories October 17

A new note today from Ming-Chi Kuo looks at how Apple’s A-series chips will guide the future of the company including its Apple Car efforts, Mac, and iPhone. He believes we could see Macs with Apple chips by 2020, while an autonomous Apple Car system may be run from custom silicon by 2023.

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Ming-Chi Kuo Stories October 15

After last week predicting strong sales of iPhone XR in China, Kuo now believes that the XR will broadly sell better than the iPhone 8 did last year. Contributing factors include the updated iPhone design with bezel-less display and dual SIM compatibility.

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iPhone XS more water resistant than iPhone X, but analyst expects 2019 version to remain IP68

In a new report today, Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that next year’s iPhone lineup won’t make any improvements on the IP68 water resistance that Apple has included with the XS and XS Max.

Ming-Chi Kuo Stories October 11

Ming-Chi Kuo has today released a report that is good news for Apple. The first week of October is a national holiday in China. Kuo is reporting that most domestic phone manufacturers saw sales fall year-over-year during Golden Week. Kuo blamed insufficient innovation, and believes that some proportion of consumers are leaning on older iPhone models or awaiting the upcoming iPhone XR launch on October 26.

Kuo says that he estimates iPhone XR replacement demand in China to be higher than last year’s cycle with the iPhone 8.

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Ming-Chi Kuo Stories September 24

Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with details on how the iPhone XS and XS Max are doing after the new phones launched last weekend. In addition to how much more popular the XS Max is compared to the XS, Kuo has specifics on what storage size and colors are selling best along with some updates on Apple Watch Series 4 sales and projections.

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