Analyst: Apple will release Apple Watch Sport in two new colors and a new iPad mini later this year

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 19 Jul 2015

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared his predictions for the recently completed financial quarter of Apple.

In his note, Kuo predicts that the Apple has shipped anywhere between 3.9 million to 5.5 million units of the Apple Watch due to supply constraints. Now, even though the supply constraints are no longer there, the limited availability of the Apple Watch makes Kuo predicts that it will be hard for Apple to ship 15 million units of its smartwatch by the end of this year as expected by many analysts.

Kuo also predicts that Apple will be launching the Apple Watch Sport in two new colors later this year. The color options — Yellow and rose gold — will be released to match the new color options of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

As or the iPhone, Kuo estimates that Apple shipped 54.2 million units of the iPhone in the previous quarter, and will sell another 40.1 million in the next quarter with the sales slowing down due to the impending launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. He also notes that the initial supply of the new iPhones — expected to be released in September — will be constrained due to “low yield of Force Touch.”

For the iPad, Kuo notes that the tablets sale will continue to decline with only 8.8 million units of the device being shipped in the last quarter. In line with previous reports, Kuo notes that Apple will launch a new iPad mini later this year, which will essentially be a smaller version of the iPad Air 2.

Lastly, Kuo estimates that Apple shipped 5.3 million units in Q2, 2015, and will ship another 5.8 million units in Q3, 2015. He also predicts that Apple will be releasing new iMacs later this year to sustain the demand of Macs.

[Via MacRumors]