In early 2017, Apple introduced a new “budget” iPad, iPhone 7 in a red case, a collection of straps for the Apple Watch and the updated Mac Pro. What to expect from the company at WWDC and the September 2017 company presentation?
Apple is a very secretive company. She almost never talks about products, upcoming. All the questions reporters get the same answer — “no comment.” But for all its secrecy, Apple cannot prevent information leakage, which in a moment generated a lot of rumors.
Below are 10 foods which you should expect from the “Apple” giant until the end of 2017.
“Smart” column Siri
According to rumors, Apple is developing “smart” speaker with a voice assistant Siri. These gadgets — including the Amazon Echo and Google Home from Google today are in great demand. According to some, the smart-column Apple will get display and face detection function.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, reputed and reliable Apple analyst, has suggested that “smart” speaker can be presented in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the start of sales is scheduled for the second half of 2017.
iPhone 8 is the most anticipated Apple product. Since the release of the first smartphone it’s been 10 years, so the anniversary version of smartphone fans are looking for something special.
It is expected that the iPhone 8 will receive edge-to-edge screen, improved camera enabled augmented reality and glass back panel (the fourth model). The new flagship will be is not cheap: the starting price, according to rumors, will start from $1000.
However, Apple could face production difficulties, so the release of the iPhone 8 might be delayed for a few months (traditionally the new flagship came out in September).
But this is not the only anticipated smartphone of the company.
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus
Along with the iPhone 8 in the fall are expected to be released updated version of “seven” with the prefix “s” — iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. These smartphones are not less desirable, and moreover they will cost much cheaper than the iPhone 8.
The 10.5-inch iPad
This year Apple may release two new tablet. Ming-Chi Kuo believes that June may be the announcement of a 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a frameless design. It is also expected an updated model of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which was introduced in 2015. WWDC 2017 is most appropriate for the announcement of new products taking into account the time required for the transfer of equipment to the release device.
MacBook Pro Intel Kaby Lake
In 2016, Apple introduced the updated MacBook Pro in which the function keys have been replaced by touch screen Touch Bar. It is expected that an improved version with more powerful features to be announced at WWDC. The notebook design will remain the same, but there will be new colors of the housing.
MacBook with high capacity
According to Bloomberg, Apple will announce the release of a new MacBook at WWDC, and will focus on its performance, not battery life.
Updated MacBook Air
Even the MacBook Air can get an upgrade. Earlier media reported that Apple is “thinking” about the release of an updated version of the laptop, despite the fact that the line is somewhat outdated.
In April Apple announced that the new iMac targeted at professional users, will be released in 2017. The company did not disclose any details about the specifications or release date — we only know that they will get hardware a “professional level”.
Apple Watch third generation
Apple released the first Apple Watch in April 2015, the second version appeared 18 months later in September 2016. However, there are now reports that in the autumn the company will show the Apple Watch third-generation, thereby triggering the annual update cycle.
Apple TV with support for 4K
According to rumors, Apple is working on updating the Apple TV set-top box of the fifth generation with the ability to view video in the format Ultra HD. She can go this year, but the exact date is still unknown.