In March, Apple announced a new “budget” iPad, red iPhone 7 and a collection of straps for the Apple Watch. In April, the company updated the Mac Pro and confirmed its plans regarding the release of the iMac this year. Apple CEO Tim cook stressed that the company will pay more attention to professional users and plans to introduce many relevant products.
According to rumors, in 2017 Apple is preparing to introduce a new anniversary smartphone, the updated models of laptops and tablets, “smart” column, the next generation of smart watches. We have collected all the major Apple innovations, which could debut this year.
Autumn has to be the biggest update to the iPhone lineup. The flagship model will get a 5.8-inch display with a matrix OLED, but it will not be much more iPhone 7 due to thin frame around the screen. Disappear physical Home button and the fingerprint scanner Touch ID will be integrated directly in the display panel.
We expect completely redesigned, the glass housing with steel frame, supports wireless charging and a powerful processor. According to rumors, it will be the most expensive iPhone. Most likely, the iPhone 8 will be held in the fall.
iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus
Along with the jubilee flagship debut iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus, who will not receive such drastic changes. Like its predecessors, they will be equipped with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively, and will retain the same design. These devices will appear on the market as more affordable alternatives to the anniversary of the iPhone 8.
Traditionally at WWDC the company announced the upgrade of the software platform for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And this year is no exception. June 5, Apple will introduce iOS 11. Shortly thereafter will be available the first beta for developers and ordinary users. The release of the final Assembly will take place in autumn.
According to rumors, the update will bring dark UI mode, support for augmented reality, improved Siri, a new Apple Music and more.
The 10.5-inch iPad
According to rumors, this year Apple will release two new tablet. KGI Securities analyst 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. The likelihood of this announcement is June 5, the analyst estimates above 70%.
Apple Watch Series 3
In the second half of the expected announcement of the Apple Watch 3. The next generation of “smart” hours will be available in versions of Nike and Hermes, as in the case with their predecessors. The device can be supported by LTE and built-in camera for FaceTime calls that reduce the dependence of a smart watch from the iPhone.
Some sources believe that the announcement of the Apple Watch 3 may be delayed until 2018 as this fall, the manufacturer will focus on the iPhone 8.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, with a probability of more than 50% during the WWDC will be announced the new Apple called Siri Speaker. As the name implies, it will be “smart” column with integrated voice assistant to rival Amazon Echo. Ming-Chi Kuo says that the device will touch display. Apple employees rumored to be testing this model for several months.
At WWDC 2017 will be presented the new version of the software platform for corporate desktops and Apple laptops.
Last year, Apple renamed the system from OS X macOS. Now testing beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. What features will bring macOS 10.13, is still unknown.
MacBook Pro 2017
At the end of last year, Apple released a new generation of MacBook Pro. Judging by recent statements from Tim cook, his successor is on the way.
As the hardware basis of a new product will perform the latest Intel Kaby Lake, perhaps the RAM will be increased to 32 GB. The notebook design will remain the same, but there will be new colors of the housing. At least two versions of the laptop will touch bar Touch Bar.
According to the latest leaks, the announcement of the MacBook Pro 2017 may be held at the conference for developers.
MacBook and MacBook Air 2017
Last year, Apple refused to update the MacBook Air, offering users a 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar. Bloomberg assured that next month we will see the updated MacBook and MacBook Air.
MacBook sample 2017 can get Intel Kaby Lake and a more capacious battery. The MacBook Air 2017 will be equipped with the same chip and USB connector. it Is hoped that the facilities on the gadgets will appear at once two USB-C from different sides.
Mac mini 2017
The manufacturer has not updated the Mac mini line for almost two and a half years, so many hope the release of a new workstation this year.
In January, Intel introduced new processors Kaby Lake, which can be part of a new generation of “miniks”. When it will release new models most affordable Mac yet.
Apple has already confirmed that it is working on a new “professional” line of iMac which is due out this year.
The monoblocks are expected to be server processors Xeon processors, new graphics from AMD, the USB-C port, an improved display, the hardware design will remain the same. The company also said that the 2017 iMac will be suitable for professionals — this indicates a fairly powerful vehicle new computers “all in one”.
What new Apple you waiting for in 2017?