Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has once again weighed in on the future of a new iPad Pro and the much-rumored “iPhone SE 2.”
In a research note TF International Securities (via MacRumors), Kuo said new iPad Pro models will debut in the first half of 2020, and offer 3D sensing through its rear-facing camera system. Apple is expected to use a time-of-flight system, which measures the time that it takes for light to bounce off of objects in a room to generate a 3D map.
Kuo’s timeframe jibes with a recent report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who says Apple’s new rear 3D-sensing capable iPad Pro models will hit shelves as early as the first half of 2020. Gurman expects the new tablet to boast a dual rear camera system, with a new augmented reality sensor.
As for the much-rumored “iPhone SE 2,” Kuo says Apple’s new budget-priced handset will also see a first half 2020 release. He previously mentioned the first quarter 2020 as a release timeframe, so he appears to be backing off slightly on the release target.
The new device is expected to sport features similar to the iPhone 8, with a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID sensor, but boasting a faster A13 chip with 3GB of RAM. The base model is expected to have 64GB of storage, be available in Space Gray, Silver, and Red, and start at $399.
The “iPhone SE 2” moniker isn’t really expected to be the official name of the new handset, but is instead the moniker used by Kuo and those of us in the press to refer to the much-anticipated device until an official name has been announced.