During 2013, Apple released several new products, including a radically redesigned Mac Pro, thinner and lighter iPad Air and iPhone with the advanced technology of fingerprint recognition.
2014 is likely to bring even more innovation in the product line of Apple, according to rumors, hinting at the long-awaited products like smart watches Apple, big iPhone and iPad, as well as the development of new Apple TV. Talk about some of these products that were at the hearing for a long time, have subsided, but the wave of Apple product releases over the past few months provides a chance to put these rumors back to the forefront.
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company has plans to build a “great product” in areas where the company today is not involved, and in a recent e-mail to employees said Cook Apple, the company is preparing for a lot of his store in 2014, ” including has some big plans that we think customers will like. ”
In the list below, we highlighted promising product plans at Apple in 2014, outlining what clients can see from Apple in the next 12 months based on the current rumors.
Next generation iPhone from Apple, is rumored to come with a larger screen, somewhere between 4.7 and 5.7 inches. Some rumors have suggested that Apple, may release a phone in two sizes, both of which will be larger than the current 4-inch iPhone 5s/5c.
Bigger iPhone, which is likely to have a faster 20-nm chip A8 from TSMC, may also include a radical change of design in the form of a curved display. While it is possible, Apple will release an updated iPhone at the beginning of the year, the goal is likely to be release device with a large screen in September or October.
Along with a large iPhone, Apple, may be planning to add more to his current iPad tablet line, which includes a 9.7-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini. In «iPad Pro» or «iPad Maxi», as it was called in the media, is rumored, large 12.9-inch display, which would be the closest in size to the current 13.3-inch MacBook Air. Display reportedly provides higher pixel density approaching ultra-definition quality. And new tablet probably will inherit many of the design elements offered in the current iPad, such as ultra-thin body and narrow side panels. In addition to the large screen size, not too much and know about the new iPad from Apple, and it is unclear when such a product can be released.
The long-awaited iWatch from Apple, which was one of the rumors in 2013, will likely be released in 2014. According to rumors, the smart watch will primarily function as an accessory for the iPhone and iPad, providing instant access to frequently used functions iOS.
The clock may also include a plurality of biometric features, such as a pedometer and a heart rate monitor, among others, may also serve as a hub of a home automation. While it is unclear how iWatch will look rumors indicated that the watch may have an OLED display in the range of 1.3 to 1.7 inches, and probably will go in several sizes for a customized fit better hands.
iWatch from Apple may include Ultra Durable sapphire crystal screen, as the company recently signed a contract with GT Advanced, to ramp up production of sapphire glass. Rumors also hint at a flexible, curved design.
During 2013, Apple has strengthened its work on iWatch, creating a team of 100 designers working on the project. The company also filed a trademark application iWatch in several countries throughout 2013.
It is now expected that Apple’s iWatch debut during the second half of 2014.
Apple has long been rumored to be working on some updates its Apple TV, or as a set-top box updated with additional functionality, or full-scale TV. It is unclear what Apple will do to television arena in 2014, however, as rumors have suggested, the company shelved its plans on TV now to focus on wearable devices such as iWatch. But television remains an area of ”high interest” for Apple, according to Tim Cook.
If Apple does release a television product in 2014, most likely it will be a new set-top box that can combine key features such as the App Store and Siri, along with additional content offerings.
In 2013, Apple has worked hard to strengthen the proposal content, adding several new channels, including WatchESPN, HBO GO, Vevo, Yahoo Screen and PBS. The company also said it is in talks with cable TV provider Time Warner and dealings with this company is already close, and other improvements in the content may appear in 2014.
Improving the content and reach an agreement with various cable companies and content providers is a necessary step before Apple can move forward in the television industry.
Many people believed that Apple will introduce new Thunderbolt along with Mac Pro, since two years have passed since the last update of the display. The new display does not appear, but it is possible that the company will introduce a new product in 2014, most likely offering 4K resolution, 4096 or 3840 × 2160 pixels.
In late 2013, Apple supplier AU Optronics company introduced new 27 and 32-inch 4K display panels, which caused speculation that an updated Thunderbolt display is already on the horizon, although specific information about the new display or possible date of its release is not available at the moment. Instead 4K Thunderbolt Display Apple offers 4K 32-inch Sharp as a supplement to the Mac Pro.
Other updates: iOS 8, OS X 10.10, laptops MacBook, and more
As in previous years, Apple, undoubtedly, will offer updated MacBook laptops in 2014. Recently, rumors have suggested that the 12-inch MacBook-style design and MacBook Air with Retina display may debut in mid-2014 and will also be other additional product updates, such as Retina MacBook Pro.
Apple has a few products that have not been updated for quite some time, including a line of iPod and Mac Mini, which can see the updates in 2014.
New versions of iOS and OS X are also expected, although some details of software already available at the moment. iOS 8 may include improved maps, iOS in the Car, and possibly Siri API, while the next version of OS X can take on some design elements iOS 7. iOS 8 likely to come in the fall update iPhone, and it is likely that a modified version of OS X will come at the same time.
Source – http://www.macrumors.com/