iPhone 8, of 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Apple Home, and other innovations that we can expect from Apple in 2017
In 2017 Apple is going to again surprise the market analysts and fans of the brand. Experts already talk about the performance of the new Mac Pro, how to be a successful frameless iPad Pro and how to change the autonomy of smartphones and tablets in iOS 11.
In 2017 Apple is going to hold three important events, so preparation for them is like last time. Each performance will be announced or launched, the next “big product” that will determine a new vector of development not only for the company but for the entire market. Rich with news and presentations 2016-th year came to an end, it’s time to think about what will bring us the coming year.
iPhone 8 – September 2017
Replace the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come in three new models. According to sources, Apple’s new flagship will come in three different sizes: modifications with the standard screen of 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus will complement the new 5-inch iPhone 8. “Eight” will receive a glass body, wireless charging long-range and dual camera oriented vertically. Superior double module leader will provide the possibility of 3D photography.
Informants indicate that the fingerprint scanner Touch ID in the iPhone 8 will be integrated directly into a smartphone screen that will allow you to use the device almost frameless design. While Apple intends to introduce into the apparatus a special touch technology, which will enable it to respond to touch not only the screen but also to all faces of the device.
Insiders agree that the iPhone 8 will vary radically new design and the materials from which the shell of the smartphone. It is planned that the use of flexible OLED display will make the new device even thinner than its predecessors.
Frameless iPad Pro – spring 2017
In March 2017 Apple will release new iPad with edge-to-edge display. Earlier this was written by analysts at Barclays Research and later confirmed in the publication Fortune, citing its own sources from the Asian supply chain.
Apple is preparing a brand new tablet with a screen diagonal of 10.5 inches. Sources close to the company say that the display is “edge to edge” will enable the new tablet dimensions keep the same size as the current 9.7-inch model. The iPad Pro should be the first to lose the Home button.
In addition to frameless iPad Pro in the spring of 2017, is expected to announce an updated iPad with a diagonal of the display 9.7 and 12.9 inches. All three new iPad Pro must be four microphones and keep the 3.5 mm Jack for headphones.
iMac – spring 2017
Presentation of the new iMac is also expected in the spring. According to available information, new monoblock computers of the Apple will get Intel Kaby Lake, up to Core i7, 32GB RAM and Fusion Drive capacity of 2 TB. iMac sample 2017 will boast USB ports a-C and new AMD graphics.
MacBook – spring 2017
In 2017 Apple will introduce the third update 12-inch MacBook. The device will be equipped with more productive stuffing for processors Kaby Lake and more capacious battery. The notebook design will not change.
MacBook Pro – autumn 2017
In 2017, MacBook Pro with Touch panel Bar also translate into a more productive platform Kaby Lake. The cost of laptop computers will be reduced. Changes in the form factor of the laptops from the professional line of Apple should not be expected in the next few years.
Mac Pro – spring 2017
In 2017 is also expected to update the Mac Pro, the release of which took place in late 2013. The new generation of desktops, according to rumors, will debut in may. Apple hasn’t updated the Mac Pro since the presentation of the car at WWDC 2013, which even led to conversations about the refusal of the further development of the most powerful computers on macOS. The sources denied this information. It is expected that the updated “proshek” in addition to the new processors and ports USB-C will include high-performance graphics card Radeon Pro 490.
As well as the compact Mac Pro Apple desktops has not been updated in almost three years. In 2014, Apple announced the Mac mini with the new computational and graphics subsystems, USB 3.0 ports and Thunderbolt 2.0. Mini-desktop is equipped with 4 or 8 GB of RAM and is available in three basic versions: with a Core i5 processor with 1.4 GHz and hard drive of 500 GB, Core i5 2.6 GHz and hard drive capacity of 1 TB and a chip Core i5 2.8 GHz processor and a Fusion Drive. There are adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet controller and reader SDXC card.
Mac mini next generation will move to more modern hardware platform and will get a fast SSD and USB ports.
MacBook Air – never
Everything goes to the fact that in 2017 Apple will abandon the MacBook Air. In October this year, the company laid off 11-inch model laptop and now the MacBook Air has only one 13-inch modification. It is impractical for Apple to support these vehicles, which will replace the new generation laptops on macOS. All those interested in compact portable computers, the company will recommend to look at the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.
Apple Watch Series 3 – autumn 2017
In 2017 Apple announces the third generation Apple Watch. The new model was in development long before the presentation of the original device, and the official presentation of the product is scheduled for autumn 2017.
On the technical side of the Apple Watch Series 3, little is known. According to unconfirmed information, the new generation of smart watches will be the built-in camera, the function of sleep analysis and greater autonomy both from the point of view of duration and in terms of binding the gadget to the iPhone.
Apple Watch, the third generation can get a large army of fans, if the device will not need to have an iPhone. Wearable electronics are willing to buy many users who were disappointed in the first generation hours.
Apple TV 4K
In 2017 is expected to announce a fifth generation set top box Apple TV with support for 4K video. The device must obtain a significantly more powerful processor. The new “filling” will dramatically increase the performance of the set-top box, which will require the use of special elements for dissipating the heat.
For Apple TV 4K innovations are needed, and their sleeve at the Apple yet, but there are some minor problems with the current console that need to be addressed in 2017. Siri voice assistant, though support most of the languages on mobile devices, but doesn’t want to talk to them on Apple TV. Annoys users also the lack of support for video in high resolution.
“Smart column” Apple Home – late 2017
Not only smartphones, tablets and accessories like watches and smart wristbands are becoming “smarter”. Modern technology enters in our house. In 2017 Apple will introduce a “smart” speaker system with support for voice assistant Siri, which will allow queries of the user without iPhone and Apple Watch.
Thanks to the support of proprietary technology Apple allows you to control “smart” devices, the combined system HomeKit through voice commands. In addition, the assistant will be asked to perform other tasks like finding information online.
Users will be able to listen to music via AirPlay, to control appliances, locks, garage doors, etc. through deep integration with HomeKit, and also at any time apply to assistant with various assignments.
The Apple device will differ from the Echo Home and Google more advanced microphone and speaker, as well as the presence sensor face detection, which can “learn” the master and his guests. Home presentation assistant Apple can be held in October at a special conference of the company.
iOS 11 – autumn 2017 (preview in June)
The new operating system for iPhone and iPad should be the most anticipated Apple release in 2017. Official show iOS 11 will take place in June at WWDC 2017, after which the beta build of the OS will get the developers and participants in the testing program. In the operating system users will see Apple’s ideas for the development of the mobile OS under the leadership of chief designer Jonathan Ive, which in October 2012 led a team in designing a GUI.
iOS 11 will be released simultaneously with the iPhone 8 and will receive a number of software changes, including new features for the iPad Pro, the potential of which is clearly disclosed not 100%. Traditionally, many innovations OS borrow from the world of jailbreak. Users expect a custom control, profiles and more features for the scanner Touch ID.
macOS 10.13 – autumn 2017 (preview in June)
2016 at WWDC Apple has made it clear that updating to Mac OS x now, rather, will follow mobile trends than to ask them tone. This is evidenced by the fact that the graphics engine is Metal, which two years ago debuted in iOS, only now added to macOS. Thanks to him, drawing on a Mac was to run 40% faster. The Split function View has also appeared in parallel to macOS iOS and allows you to work simultaneously with two applications on the screen. Watch Apple’s new OS X inherited the system font to San Francisco.
In the current macOS Sierra felt even more serious planning for integration into the Apple ecosystem. Mac computers you can unlock your Apple Watch, there was a single clipboard between the Mac OS and iOS. macOS 10.13 will be aimed at further integration of Mac with other Apple devices.
Developers and users will have access to nacOS 10.13 in the summer, and final release is scheduled for autumn 2016. Like previous versions of the platform, the new platform will be distributed free of charge.
watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 – autumn 2017 (preview in June)
Along with iOS and macOS 10.13 11 will be released watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 – new operating systems for the Apple Watch and Apple TV. About new platform capabilities for “smart” hours details yet, but Apple Watch users of the first generation, most likely, will not be able to download this update.