Apple Prophet Says New iPhone is Coming

By Annalee Newitz on at

We are apparently so desperate as a civilisation for news of the next iPhone that there are Apple diviners who specialise in predicting when it will come. Now the best of these diviners, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, says he’s convinced the new iPhone is coming in August.

Over at Business Insider, they are taking Kuo’s prognostication very seriously — apparently he’s predicted the arrival of iPhones and Apple product features accurately before. They note that it’s astonishing for Apple to release the phone in August, because September is usually when we’d expect this news.

Business Insider’s Lisa Eadicicco writes:

Even though the launch is still months away, Kuo has already made many predictions about what to expect from Apple’s next iPhones. According to Kuo, Apple will release iPhones in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes again, just like it did with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year. This time around, though, Apple’s new Force Touch technology is expected to be the phones’ selling point.

To be sure, Kuo is not always accurate in his Apple divining. We only have a few months to wait to discover if his current prophesies will come true. What with today's other news of a clanger-dropping Apple employee, things are hotting up for the arrival of the next Apple phone.