Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, noted for his focus on Apple, has outlined his predictions for the Cupertino, California company’s movements in late 2015. His recently published research note (via MacRumors) shares some interesting thoughts on Apple, and in particular, on the Apple Watch.
You see, Kuo believes that additional color options for the Apple Watch Sport are incoming. Much like the iPhone and iPad, which are available in silver, black, and gold colorings, Ming-Chi Kuo argues that a gold Apple Watch Sport is in development: he believes anodized yellow and rose gold aluminum casings will be offered in the near future for consumers. Of course, at the minute, the Apple Watch Sport is available in silver aluminum and Space Gray casings; prices start at $349 for both models. Widening the Apple Watch market is always going to be a goal for Apple moving forward, and additional color options for the Apple Watch Sport could be a smart move. At the other end of the spectrum, solid gold Apple Watch Edition models start at $10,000.
Aside from the Apple Watch, Kuo argues for a Force Touch-enabled iPhone 6s (something we’re indeed expecting) and a revamped, thinner iPad mini. On the iPhone front, Kuo anticipates delays in shipping due to a “low yield of Force Touch,” while the updated iPad mini is expected to take its design influence from the current-generation iPad Air 2.
Finally, on the Mac side, Kuo anticipates that new iMacs will reach the market in the third or early fourth quarter of 2015.
Of course, the most interesting suggestion put forward by Kuo concerns the new color options for the Apple Watch Sport. Cupertino could unveil these in September, alongside its new iPhones. On the other hand, we could see an unveiling in March next year, at a dedicated Apple Watch-focused media event. As usual, we’ll keep you updated with further news as we receive it.
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