“Because Apple rumors come and go faster than the latest celebrity gossip, it’s often challenging to to know whether they are worthy of your attention. When they come from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, however, anyone interested in what’s coming from the consumer-electronics giant should perk up,” Mark Rogowsky reports for Forbes. “Last year, Kuo laid out a road map in January that nearly predicted Apple’s product releases for the remainder of 2013 to the letter. And now he’s back for more, suggesting that Apple has a doozy of a third quarter planned, as reported on AppleInsider. If Kuo is right — and it’s likely much of what he says will come to pass — not only will Apple release new iPhones, but it will also offer more powerful iPads, a brand new Macbook Air, the long-awaited iWatch, an updated Apple TV.”
“iWatch: Kuo sees the watch arriving in the middle of the third quarter, and being offered in two sizes, to accommodate the physical differences between men and women,” Rogowsky reports. “[As for iPhone, Kuo sees a] 4.7-inch phone and a 5.5-inch phablet. He believes the two models will carry different resolutions with the smaller model at 1334 x 750 and the larger one at 1920 x 1080. While differing pixel counts are more than believable, the smaller resolution seems unlikely. It would be an entirely unique display among smartphones and an odd one at that. Apple could achieve very nearly the same pixels per inch with a 1280 x 720 screen of that size and not wind up with the only 1334 x 750 display on the market. So why would it bother? If it chooses the more standard resolution, the visuals between the two models will scale perfectly at 1.5:1 as well.”
Rogowsky reports, “The new Macbook Air will come in a single 12-inch design (bye bye 11 and 13-inch models) with a Retina display.”
Much more in the full article here.