Tim Cook at Apple's launch event in Cupertino, California, on September 10, 2019.
Wednesday's note from TF Secures analyst Ming-Shi Kuo says Apple plans new new hardware for the first half of 2020, including new augmented reality glasses that Apple will build with third-party brands.
Google's rough translation of the MyDrivers page covers the note, which was published in Chinese. (Kuo's notes are often published in Chinese.)
Apple is working with third-party brands of AR glasses and will unveil them in the first half of 2020, according to Kuo. Other companies, such as Facebook, have partnered with third-party companies such as Ray Ban to produce similar headphones.
Apple has invested heavily in augmented reality, which is already working on most iPhones and iPads launched in recent years. Purified reality goggles allow people to overlap digital information over the real world, but have not become popular because they are usually very bulky and do not look like normal glasses. Companies such as Microsoft, Google and the original Magic Jump have been releasing AR glasses for years, but none has received mass consumer approval.
Kuo said Apple plans to launch its new "lower" iPhone SE 2 and the new iPad Pro in the first quarter of next year.
Earlier this month, a separate note said that Apple's iPhone SE2 will use the same A13 chip in iPhone 11 and a design similar to iPhone 8. If prices fall in line with the original iPhone SE, it should cost around $ 399, significantly less than Apple's iPhone 11 starts at $ 699. Kuo said that Apple would follow these launches with the release of the new MacBook with improved keyboards in the second quarter, when Apple plans to launch an additional reality set.
Kuo makes no mention of the 16-inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, which he previously said will launch around this month. Both are also expected to include new keyboard designs that overcome the problems in current models.
Finally, Kuo said Apple will launch its 5G iPhone in the third quarter of next year, echoing its earlier predictions.