Apple has a few new tricks up their sleeves for 2014. They are planning the release of a newly designed 12 inch MacBook that features a super high resolution display. They are also planning on introducing the sixth generation iPad with an even higher pixel count than the most current retina display models. According the the knowlegable insider, Ming-Chi Kuo, we will be able to lay our hands on these in the new year.
Kuo is an analyst who works for KGI Securities. He has said that Apple is working on a ton of new products that they plan to unveil in the next year. The biggest one of course being the new 12 inch MacBook. He says that the new Macbook will also be sporting an “ultra slim clam shell form factor”.
Other news that he shared on the new MacBook is that it will bring the best of both the portability of the 11 inch MacBook Air and the much greater productivity of the 13 inch model. The display is said to be on point with Apple’s high resolution MacBook Pro Retina display.
Kuo says that Apple’s new MacBook in the works will “redefine laptop computing once again, following the milestone created by the MacBook Air”.
Despite all of the rumors that Apple is more than likely going to put out a notebook powered by its custom A- Series chips like that found in the iPhone and iPad, Kuo made it a point to say that he does not think that the new 12 inch MacBook will run on the A- Series chip. Instead, he says that he believes Apple’s new laptop will feature the traditional Intel CPU.
The next cool new thing that he spoke on was the new sixth generation iPad that Apple has in the works. The new iPad is said to feature a higher pixel per inch count than the current 9.7 inch iPad with Retina display. Again going against the current circulating rumors floating around, Kuo does not expect Apple to launch a 12 inch iPad next year.
The new sixth generation iPad is expected to launch in late 2014, probably in time for the holiday season, and will cram in as much as 40 percent more pixels than the current iPad’s Retina display.
Inside the Apple supply chain, he is expecting the company Parade Technology to benefit from a large amount of embedded DisplayPort technology in the new 2014 line up. Kuo said eDP, which is a standardized display interface that makes graphics processors interface with display panels, will more than likely play a large part in the company’s products in the new year.
“We think Parade will defend its status as Apple’s sole eDP provider going into 2014, making it one of the top stories in the Apple supply chain,” Kuo wrote in a research note.
Kuo has quite the amazing track record in accurately predicting Apple’s future plans. He was the first person to tell us that Apple would retire its 17 inch MacBook Pro. He also correctly forecast Apple’s fall 2012 product line in its entirety, and his predictions for Apple’s 2013 launch schedule made in January have so far been proven 100 percent accurate.