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Snippet: On Kuo’s Latest Apple Watch Report and the Lack of Nuance ☇

Shared on October 10, 2023

Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new report this week focused on the future of the Apple Watch lineup. According to the analyst, the Apple Watch lineup coming in 2024 is unlikely to “have significant innovative experiences.” […]

And there are instances where Kuo has simply been wrong. It’s been more than a week since he blamed titanium for the short-lived iPhone 15 Pro heat-gate controversy and suggested Apple would throttle iPhone performance to fix the problem.

Apple released iOS 17.0.3 last week, and by all accounts, the update solves the overheating problem without impacting performance. Kuo hasn’t said a peep about the situation since then, and John Gruber has an interesting theory on where Kuo’s information might have come from.

While I have no issue with Ming-Chi Kuo personally, I think it is a bit dubious to treat one person as the end-all-be-all of Apple rumors. Too many media outlets are treating what Kuo says as fact to the point of affecting sales, the stock price, and people outside of the tech world assuming certain things will transpire that realistically can’t.

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