3/13/12
6:57 am

What Else Will Apple Deliver In 2012?

In Tim Cook’s address last week he announced the new iPad and a new Apple TV. Plus, he ended the event by telling us there is more to come in 2012. Besides the obvious, like updates for each Mac line and a new iPhone model, what else do you think Apple has in store for us in 2012?

Comments: 22 Responses to “What Else Will Apple Deliver In 2012?”

    Daniel
    3/13/12 @ 9:38 am

    New iWorks version that will work with iCloud (bye bye iWorks.com icon) and new line of MacBook Pros (new design)

    Andrew
    3/13/12 @ 10:07 am

    Do you think it is possible for Apple to release a touch screen iMac?

      3/13/12 @ 10:45 am

      Steve Jobs said no. He pointed out that extending your arm to touch the screen of an iMac is an impractical way to use it — your arm will get tired after only a few minutes of that. So I don’t think the mouse/trackpad will go away any time soon. But I’d like to think that one day we will have an iMac that will have both input methods. Or, perhaps the trackpad will have a small screen as the surface.

        Phil Jordan
        3/15/12 @ 7:19 pm

        I imagine that the voice control technology (eg Siri) will develop over the next decade. Perhaps a keyboard would then be needed less regularly and could be onscreen on demand, as per iOS.
        Entering words letter by letter, plus punctuation marks (sometimes requiring 2 keys), is all a little bit inefficient in the grand scheme of things.

    Andrew
    3/13/12 @ 10:09 am

    I also wonder about a new iPhone in Fall. I’d like to see a new product altogether.

      RHG
      3/15/12 @ 1:37 pm

      Then it wouldn’t be an iPhone

    Anthony
    3/13/12 @ 11:06 am

    I don’tsee anything beyond updates to existing products. No new form factors or different technologies.

    Aaron Weissman
    3/15/12 @ 9:27 am

    Predictions:

    * iPhone 5 (who knows what it will be called)
    * AppleTV with screen (who knows if it will succeed or flop)
    * Mountain Lion, which will largely be a maintenance release cleaning up 10.7 (much as 10.6 cleaned up 10.5)
    * New Mac iLife, which will integrate better with iOS iLife
    * New Mac iWork, which will integrate better with iOS iWork
    * iOS 6
    * MacPros will be discontinued (too bad)

      Albert77
      3/17/12 @ 4:01 am

      There will definitely be a new itouch

      They will change – fix – a new nano line with video

    Chuck
    3/15/12 @ 9:30 am

    iTransport, of course! It’ll be either a new ‘smart’ car that is extremely ‘green’ or, better yet, they’ll deliver the ‘beam me up, scotty’ device we’ve all dreamed about. That’s what I say!

    Dave Maag
    3/15/12 @ 9:40 am

    I would like to see some updates to Siri like oh I don’t know uh TWITTER!!!!

    Karen
    3/15/12 @ 9:42 am

    I think the MacPro range will stay, but all the Macbookss will be more like the MacAir.

    Bob
    3/15/12 @ 10:52 am

    iWatch with Bluetooth link to iPhone 5

    Daniel Gartin
    3/15/12 @ 10:55 am

    New iPhone with 4G LTE

    R J Reynolds
    3/15/12 @ 1:32 pm

    Hopefully not much that will take time to manage. The Mac is for accomplishing things, work in other words, not for playing with constant updates and new fangles.

    Nilesh Parmar
    3/15/12 @ 1:33 pm

    I look forward to the new 15″ MacBook Air

    Pat Kennedy
    3/15/12 @ 2:45 pm

    Interesting to see a 15″ MacBook Air and also what they do with MacPro range.

    Fireballrich
    3/15/12 @ 3:47 pm

    well the next logical step to the visual world is a widescreen, maybe… LED TV with built in Apple TV. It will be controllable from your iPad,iPhone or iPod. You will be able to share your screen and play music on the supreme audio speakers (built-in).
    Definite buy.

      Phil Jordan
      3/15/12 @ 7:25 pm

      Seems to be a strong rumour, although I can’t ever imagine Apple using good speakers in their products. Also, the Apple TV can already share your screen via mirroring in Airplay.

      The idea of a big Apple screen, maybe even Retina, is a fantastic one. However, what happens when they bring out new versions, or the technology changes again, or the Thunderbolt connectivity isn’t quick enough for the next-gen Ultra HD streams etc etc.

    i.m.joseph
    3/17/12 @ 5:26 pm

    Here are my predictions/wish list for 2012-2015 for Apple Inc.
    Let’s start small, shall we?

    1) An iPod touch that has type search instead of the awful scrolling which takes up a lot of time and causes much frustration.

    2) An iTrack for Children – A lockable watch with GPS and small camera. The watch would lock by parents either by key or voice detection; perhaps both for extra security.
    iTrack: It’s a watch that can come in all forms of sizes, colors and designs and is completely water-proof when submerged in water up to several hundred feet and still detected if under ground.

    I think this could initially be almost like a home arrest device yet, it’s not. It’s for parents to feel safe about where their child(ren) is/are at all times.

    3) An iTV that is updated through the internet connections for software and firmware, like many televisions already, essentially the exact match to the iMac except it’s larger and has many other inputs for television functioning such as PS3. Now here’s the kicker, iTV should come with a very small compact initiative to buy such as a new iView or iEntertainment.

    4) iView or iEntertainment would be movies placed on a small iDrive or thumb-drive type device. This would be innovative and I believe a rave because regular disked movies such as blu ray or DVD can be scratched and take up a lot more space than the average person would like. I also think that all new programs should come on a drive of some sort perhaps called an iPrograms.

    5) For the new iPhone 5 or 6 I think it should be called the iPhone S2X (the two would be superscripted) . S2X standing for Satellite and Solar and the X for extension. There is no need for plug in and charge phones anymore. There is a need for solar powered though. The solar powered iPhone would also be an extension of Apple using Solar Satellite Power (SSPS). In which I believe the iPhone and such new elements like an iTrack would function at a greater rate.

    Last but not least, 6) An Apple iPad Add-on App or new altogether track pad which could be universal with an iTV or an iMac. The Track Pad would be a small screen version of the iMac and or iTV and make reaching for touch screen obsolete because the screen would be at the fingertips. Easy name there iRemote for the iTV.

    All in all I really enjoy Mac Apple.

    Gerald
    6/8/12 @ 6:42 pm

    I need a new iMac and I needed it yesterday, so where or when is the iMac model going to be upgraded?

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