Innovative antenna might make next year’s cheap iPhone faster

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The inexpensive iPhone on Apple’s docket will supposedly look like an iPhone 8 on the outside.
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The sub-$400 iPhone supposedly coming the first quarter of next year will have improved wireless performance thanks to a liquid crystal polymer antenna, according to the well-respected analyst who’s the source of many details about this unannounced handset.

It’s often called the “iPhone SE 2” but allegedly won‘t have much in common with that earlier model aside from an affordable price tag.

Expect multiple 5G iPhones in 2020

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Apple reportedly placing big orders for next year's 5G iPhone
Apple reportedly placing big orders for next year's 5G iPhone
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Apple may be waiting a bit longer than some of its rivals to go 5G, but it will reportedly jump into this cutting-edge networking standard in a big way next year. There will be two 5G iPhone models introduced in 2020, according to a respected analyst.

8 details Apple better get right on new 16-inch MacBook Pro

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CultCast host Erfon Elijah dishes up some sage advice for Apple.

Creative Pros across the web are salivating after a recent rumors claimed Apple is preparing to launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Details about the machine are scarce, but it could be the most amazing new Apple releases in 2019. It could also be a disaster.

CultCast host Erfon Elijah is out with a hilarious and informative new video that takes Apple to task for precious missteps on the MacBook Pro line. He also warns Apple that there are 8 things MacBook Pro-lovers are especially anxious about.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro could be a disappointment if it messes up these features:

Respected analyst says everyone’s too pessimistic about Apple

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Long-term iPhone XR demand could eventually lead to greater sales than the iPhone XS.
A reliable analyst says 2019 iPhone sales won‘t be great but won‘t be disasterous either.
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Ming-Chi Kuo, a tech analyst with a decent record for accuracy, predicts Apple will sell more iPhones in 2019 than many other analysts are anticipating.

To be clear, Kuo isn’t predicting a banner year for iPhone sales. Just not a terrible one.

iPhone XS Max vastly outsells smaller XS

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The iPhone XS Max is Apple's best selling model by a wide margin.
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When it comes to iPhones, it appears bigger is much better. The iPhone XS series debuted on Friday, and a respected analyst reports the larger of the two is selling far, far better than its smaller sibling.

The analyst also reports that the new Apple Watch Series 4 is selling better than he expected.

2018 iPhone might not work with Apple Pencil after all [Updated]

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There are a lot of people hoping the next iPhone models will work with the Apple Pencil, but a prominent analyst says no.
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A respected analyst just threw cold water on the reports that the Apple Pencil will work with next month’s iPhone models.

This contradicts several sources that pointed to support for Apple’s pressure-sensitive stylus being added to the 2018 iPhones. So we’re left guessing which is correct.

Apple Car could drive off the lot in only 5 years

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If an analyst is correct, the Apple Car could be your next vehicle.
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One of the secret-but-not-really-secret projects Apple is working on is a self-driving vehicle. A well-respected analyst just gave his estimate of when this will be released.

Not only does Ming-Chi Kuo indicate that the “Apple Car” will debut between 2023 and 2025, he also lays out reasons why the product will be a success.

As a bonus, Kuo indicates when to expect Apple’s augmented-reality headset.

Reliable Apple analyst predicts cheaper 2018 iPhone models

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Until this fall, these artist's conceptions of the 2018 iPhone models are all there is.
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Just about everyone agrees that Apple is prepping three iPhone models for release this fall. Analysts don’t agree on what these will cost.

Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a long history of being generally correct about Apple’s plans, said today that these devices will have lower prices than some might fear.