As we’re about to enter the new year capital market analysts are already making their predictions about how some of the biggest companies on the planet will perform in 2016. A Morgan Stanley analyst has already predicted that Apple is going to see a decline in iPhone sales in the coming year, while another well known Apple analyst expects that the iPad Air 3 is not going to get the 3D Touch display that was introduced earlier this year with the iPhone 6s.
In a note to investors KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that for purely practical reasons the next generation iPad Air is not going to get a 3D Touch display as many would have wanted it to. Apparently the 3D Touch display supply chain, believed to be at 30 percent utilization, would not be able to cope with the demand.
Kuo went so far so to call 3D Touch “one of the most severe production bottlenecks in iPhone 6s supply chain,” implying that it would not make sense for Apple to take that risk with the iPad Air 3, by launching the tablet and then struggling to meet demand as supplies remain sluggish due to production line issues.
As has been previously predicted in the past, Apple is expected to unveil the iPad Air in spring next year, some expect that the announcement may be made as early as March 2016. Apple is obviously mum on the matter and has not revealed anything about its iPad Air 3 plans, let alone confirm if it’s going to have a 3D Touch display.