Kuo: iPhone Xc will be most popular, iPad Pro with USB-C and AirPods 2 coming Wednesday17
Starting off with Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone, Kuo expects the lower-cost model to make up around 55% of all iPhone shipments throughout the remaining months of 2018, this is despite an earlier report that claimed only limited quantities would be available initially. Moreover, sales of this device are expected to continue dominating throughout 2019 and may even account for just under 70% of all sales during the first half of 2019.
Elsewhere in Apple’s product lineup, the analyst expects the Apple Watch Series 4 to include much narrower bezels that will result in a much larger display with a higher resolution. On a separate design note, all Apple Watch Series 4 models are expected to ship with ceramic rears. When it comes to the feature list, proactive suggestions from Siri based on daily activities will now be included and, in the hope of improving heart monitoring, electrocardiography will be supported.
Completing Apple’s 2018 lineup will be two new iPad Pro models that will include new all-screen designs and faster charging and data transmission speeds thanks to a USB Type-C port. Moreover, a new low-cost MacBook model complete with TouchID will be announced and will reportedly replace the MacBook Air and existing MacBook. Lastly, a new set AirPods will likely be announced alongside the final release date of the AirPower wireless charger.