Back to the future

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back-to-the-future-deloreanWith 2013 behind us, we turn our focus to the future of Apple products. Any Apple enthusiast knows that 2014 will hold new Macs, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. That is expected every year. No one needs to be told that these products are going to be released, but what I want to talk about is rumors. With the amount of secrecy that Apple is known for, rumor mongering is almost a sport. Normally I take no stock in Apple rumors, however since this is the first post of 2014 I wanted to take a stab at my own rumor mongering.

Apple TV’s – Not the normal Apple TV hockey puck sized device that Apple is selling but an actual Television. After Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs the rumor was started that Steve said that the had finally figured out how to do a TV. Since that time the world has been waiting to see what sort of vision the ultimate visionary had. The problem I see with that is while Steve was a visionary, he wasn’t that technical, so while he may have come up with a really cool idea, there is an entire process of taking a germination of an idea and bringing it to fruition.

Apple Watch – During the “All things D” conference Time Cook was asked about the iWatch. Tim’s response was kind of cryptic, stating that wearables are “interesting”. Samsung rushed a watch to market that connects your phone to your watch. While it is mildly interesting, people are moving away from wearing watches. Most people use their phone as their watch. The other things that comes into play are style and price. Because it is Apple, you tend to believe the style will be there, but the problem then becomes functionality. The model that Samsung is using is that the watch connects to the phone via Bluetooth allowing you to do some rudimentary phone functions on the watch. Here is where the price problem comes into place. The Samsung device is $200.00 for the watch alone, then you still need to purchase the phone and phone plan. This is one that I would have to wait and see what the advantage of having the watch is. I can’t think of any scenario where I would want to rush out and get one, and I can’t.

Software – If history is any indication, we can be sure that Mavericks will get an upgrade, as that has been Apples method of operation lately, so we can look forward to the Mavericks update. (I for one am not a fan of upgrading the OS so quickly. I do understand that Apple doesn’t want the OS to get too long in the tooth {See Windows XP}, at the same time, I think it would help shake some of the bugs out instead of just changing out the whole OS. In my opinion the whole move from Lion to Mavericks occurred a bit too quickly for my liking.) Seeing as Apple updated their productivity apps, iLife, Logic and Final Cut X, I would look to see Aperture get some Apple love.

What are your thoughts? Did I miss something? Lets here it in the comments.

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