Apple's September event is only a few days away, but that hasn't halted the rumor mill or speculation from seeping through. Hit-and-miss analyst — which is better than most — Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities is now claiming there will be two sizes of iWatch at Tuesday's event, but also a 128GB iPhone 6, and a golden, Touch ID equipped iPad Air. Apple usually saves new iPads for a second event in October, so what could make this year different?
According to Apple Insider, who received a copy of the note, the lack of an external redesign. However, Kuo does anticipate:
—the next iPad Air will have an anti-reflective screen coating, a full-lamination touch panel, a new gold-colored casing, and a next-generation A8 processor. He also expects the device to adopt the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that debuted last year in the iPhone 5s.
Kuo's reportedly not so sure about the iPad mini getting the same level of update. On the iWatch side, Apple Insider relays that, along with 8GB of storage and 512 of RAM:
The supposedly rectangular device is expected to ship in two sizes, one with a 1.3-inch display and another with a 1.5-inch display. Those dimensions match up with numerous previous rumors that had Apple offering both men's and women's variants, though it is unclear whether that is the manner in which they will be marketed.
For the iPhone 6, Apple Insider relays:
Apple's "iPhone 6" will not feature a scratch-resistant sapphire screen cover, but both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions will come with new higher-capacity options of 128 gigabytes of storage, a barometric pressure sensor, and a programmable power button, according to one well-connected insider.
Again, analysts chase supply chain data, and we are not their clients, so keep all that in mind. That being said, are you ready for a new gold iPad Air, or an iWatch in two-sizes?