Top Apple analyst Kuo sees Apple Glasses coming in 2020

Top Apple analyst Kuo sees Apple Glasses coming in 2020
Ming Chi-Kuo no longer works for KGI Securities, but he still is following Apple. In a note to clients at his new firm, Kuo says that Apple's AR enabled Apple Glasses will be released in 2020. This dovetails with the original prediction made by Loup Ventures' analyst Gene Munster, who said last year that the Glasses would launch in 2020. But a more recent forecast made by Munster calls for a December 2021 launch of the device, which he expects to be bigger than the iPhone.

Kuo came up with his prediction as he told his clients about the future products and events that he says will be the impetus for Apple's next trillion dollar move in valuation. On August 2nd, Apple became the first U.S. publicly traded company to be valued at one trillion dollars. Kuo sees continued strength in services, the aforementioned Apple Glasses and an Apple Car leading the way to a valuation of two trillion dollars. Kuo says that the automobile industry is at a point where Apple can bring change to the industry similar to what the iPhone did to the  smartphone business in 2007. The analyst sees the Apple Car first hitting the roads in 2023-2025.

As far as the AR Glasses are concerned, we know that Apple CEO Tim Cook has high hopes for AR. Last year, there was talk that Apple Glasses will use a new operating system dubbed rOS for reality operating system, and that the product will carry a model number of T288. An executive at contract manufacturer Quanta, the company that produces the Apple Watch, said that a device like Apple Glasses could be available in the market as soon as 2019. But Cook said last year that the technology required for the product is not mature enough and that consumers would not be satisfied with the device if it used currently available technology.

Munster expects Apple to sell ten million Apple Glasses in the its first year of availability. Priced at $1,300, he sees the product ringing up $13 billion in revenue during its first 12 months.

source: AppleInsider

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10 Comments

1. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Translation: Apple's spies found out that Samsung is working on it, and hurry up, to put the rumor that Apple ''works'' on it ''first''. So Apple to look innovating and tech-leader. Even if they come up later again. LOL We have seen this trick in the past. Right?

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Everyone (that is not an iFan) is well aware of Apple being last, only surprise is that it took so long for them to copy and claim it.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Please show me these Samsung AR Glasses dumbass #1 is talking about. Better yet, show me ANY AR glasses made specifically for consumers available right now. You trolls sure do love to exaggerate nonsense.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Dude, calm down, nobody insulted your mother...although I guess Apple likely is more important to an iFan. Still, everyone who hasn't showcased AR glasses has about 2 years to do so. Anyone else who has, like Google, MS, Solos, etc. qualifies as already having crossed the line. Also, I'm not falling for that goal post moving Apple apologist idiocy. I don't care if its a certain price or color or "specifically for consumers available right now" BS. If they've shown it, then its already been invented, and so we can legitimately make fun of Apple retroactively inventing it 2 years from now (if they even release it then, I mean they can't even get wireless charging working 8 years late).

8. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Can you or can you not show me a product? Yes or no. Seriously, you wasted so much time typing that tripe when you could’ve been backing up your bull. God I despise people like you who make non secular claims and don’t have the balls to back them. People of your ilk are far worse than any “ifan” could ever be. You have no argument here.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-ar-glasses,review-2804.html There you go buddy. Don't have an aneurysm next time and just type it down in Google. Do feel free to move the goal posts though, I would be disappointed if you didn't innovate like a true iFan in this department.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Control-F Samsung Phrase not found What gives?

7. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Kiko007, anyone who knows anything about AR headsets, has also realized that VR app development is very similar to AR app development for a headset. AR development for a smartphone or tablet is really different to AR development for a headset. Developers can use the touch screen to interact with their AR app for a smartphone or tablet, but you have no touch screen interface for an AR headset app. Plus there is two screens, or one screen split in two for AR headsets just like VR. Apple was always saying that AR is where it is at, but late last year Apple had to back track and say we are working on AR glasses that will have VR support.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nobody gives a s**t Sgodell. Nobody.

5. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

The world leaders in AR glasses are several years from a marketable product. But apple will come out with a slam dunk that leaves all of them in the dust in just over a year. Just like apple watch and airpods. And also, the iPhone, as smartphone, they just leave the leading mobile companies from the dust.

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