TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is planning to launch a number of new hardware products in the first half of 2020, most notably a new pair of augmented reality smart glasses. The company is said to be working on the technology with third-party eyewear companies, similar to Facebook’s partnership with Ray-Ban to produce smart frames.

Augmented reality glasses allow information to be projected over the real world. Several companies have attempted to bring similar smart frames to the market, including Google with its Google Glass product released in 2013, but to date, consumers have yet to embrace the technology en masse.

Kuo notes were published by Chinese outlet, MyDrivers, and reported in English by CNBC.

Other products Kuo claims are coming in the first quarter of 2020 are a successor to the cheaper iPhone SE and an updated iPad Pro. The new SE will reportedly feature an A13 chip, like the iPhone 11, and a design reminiscent of the iPhone 8.

The analyst also predicted that these releases will be by a new MacBook with an improved keyboard and a 5G-enabled iPhone in the third quarter.

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