How the rumor mill made out with the iPhone X; KGI's Kuo had the best leak of the year in February
One of the biggest leaks of the past year came in February when KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo called the front-facing camera on the tenth anniversary model "revolutionary." With this leak, Kuo had the screen size of the iPhone X (5.8-inches) and stated that the phone would use face recognition to unlock the device, using the front-facing camera. Kuo also correctly called for all of the 2017 iPhone models to top out at 256GB. And folks, that was almost seven months ago.
Other features of the iPhone X that were leaked early include the vertically mounted dual camera setup, which was part of a crude sketch allegedly made by a factory worker. In retrospect, it was a pretty good drawing!
Benjamin Geskin earns a nod for his renders of the Apple iPhone X, and back in June we showed you images of the premium handset that included the infamous notch and the ears to the left and right of it. Perhaps the strangest leak was disseminated a month ago when McDonald's used the iPhone X screen in a Twitter promotion.
And don't forget that the rumors of a stand alone Series 3 Apple Watch also came to fruition. The timepiece has its own LTE radio and does not need to pair to an iPhone in order to connect to the internet.
Overall, we'd say that the rumor mill did a good job this year. Now, it's on to the iPhone 11.
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