Ahead of tomorrow’s Apple event, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note highlighting his expectations for the remainder of 2020. Kuo corroborates expectations that the new iPad Air will feature Touch ID in the side button, we well as blood oxygen support on the Apple Watch.

The Apple analyst also predicts that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will include a “slightly narrower notch area.”

Kuo corroborates that Apple’s September 15 event will focus on the new iPad Air and the Apple Watch Series 6. He expects that the form factor of the new Apple Watch will be similar to the current Apple Watch, and that mass production of the Apple Watch and iPad Air will commence in mid-September.

The iPad Air is expected to feature Touch ID in the power button instead of Face ID. Kuo believes that “more new iPad models will adopt the side Touch ID starting in 2021.”

For the iPhone 12, Kuo expects an October announcement. The6 .1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones’ notch area is the same as the existing iPhone 11’s, Kuo says, while the 5.4-inch iPhone will have a “slightly narrower notch area for displaying the information well in the upper left and upper right corners.” Kuo does not expect 120hz support on this year’s iPhone models.


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