New Apple Products Set To Release
Apple is always on the cutting edge of new technologies and the rest of 2017 will be no different. As with a lot of Apple products, what exactly they will be is largely still just rumors. The possibilities are endless, but below are a few of the bigger rumors swirling about what Apple has in store in the coming months.
Smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home were all the rage in 2016. It was one of the biggest gifts to buy all year and Amazon specifically saw tons of success from it, which made the invention of Apple’s own smart speaker an obvious move for Apple. The HomePod will be the first new product line that Apple has come out with since the release of the first Apple Watch in 2011. It will use the popular voice assistant found in iPhones, Siri. It will be capable of all the things the others are like telling you the weather, ordering food, and of course listening to music. The exact date that the HomePod will become available to the public is still not clear, but it will certainly be on the higher priced end of smart speakers. As with most Apple products, you are paying for the name and everything that comes with Apple like the advanced support. The speaker will be one of the most advanced on the market and is a good option if you don’t mind the increased price.
This year’s iPhone release is expected to be one of the biggest of all time due to it being the 10th anniversary of the release of the first iPhone. Apple is expected to make some of the biggest changes and improvements it has ever made to the iPhone. Most of the info on the iPhone 8 is just rumors at this point, but they often end up being the way the phone is in the end. Edge to edge display could be the biggest change for the phone as it is rumored to do away with the home button on the phone. Apple has been looking for a way to increase image quality and make their products more water resistant and this would fall in line with those goals. The disappearance of the button would allow less opportunity for water to seep in and would provide a higher quality picture for users. It is also said that Apple will go back to the glass back that was last seen on the iPhone 4. As with the HomePod, the next iPhone is going to be very pricey and could even cost well over $1,000 for some models.
Apple TV is something that has really increased in popularity in recent years as cable packages became less and less popular. Streaming devices like Apple TV are beginning to take over the television market. The latest in TV tech is 4k ultra HD graphics, said to be by far the best picture quality ever created. Apple needed to adjust for this new technology so they will be releasing a new Apple TV device that will allow for it. If you already have an Apple TV and are looking to upgrade it would only make sense if your TV is also new and capable of 4k video, otherwise it does not look like this year’s Apple TV will have many new features.
Apple is also rumored to be releasing a new version of the Macbook computer at some point this year. It is said that the computer will focus less on things like battery life, weight, and portability and more on performance. This is likely because Apple realizes a lot of their users don’t have much need for an on-the-go laptop and could be more interested in a better performing computer. It will likely still have the same Apple Macbook look but could be a little bulkier and should be a lot more powerful. The new Macbook will be perfect for people looking for a computer to use for work no matter what they will be requiring it to do, which could be yet another reason Apple feels the change could be a good one.
Each year Apple amazes us with a new piece of technology or new device that is more shocking than the last. Just last year Apple released a new version of the Apple Watch that was capable of being fully submerged in hundreds of feet of water. Who knows what will end up being a part of their devices releasing this year, but if there is one thing we know for sure it is that they will be expensive!