#iPhone8 #MacBook – Apple In 2017: iPhone 8, New iPad, MacBook, iMac : Like 2016, Apple is expected to come out with new versions of its signature devices — the iPhone, iPad, iMac and MacBook in 2017.
Apple had altogether a good year if we look from the lens of the iPhone 7 demand and AirPods. Yet, toward the end of 2016, the company started suffering from a slew of software issues with many of its devices. In the coming year, the company is expected to cover more ground with its devices, especially since rivals such as Samsung Galaxy Note series will be out of the running, at least for the first half of the year.
Here’s what you can expect from Apple in 2017:
iPhone 8: iPhone 8 is expected to be a major iPhone generation for Apple; especially since iPhone 8 (also being called the 7S or iPhone X) is its tenth-anniversary iPhone. The device is expected to have all-glass edge-to-edge display, which means that Apple will be making an iPhone without the physical home button for the first time. The company is expected to go for a virtual home button instead.
An OLED iPhone 8 variant is also expected to be in the works. OLED displays are more power efficient and show better images than traditional LCD displays. Other expected features of the device include an A11 processor made with 10nm technology, which is expected to be more performance-optimized and battery efficient than the current device. Additionally, it is also expected to sport wireless charging and iris scanning.
In terms of camera technology, it is expected to come with a multi-sensor camera with light sensing capabilities that will produce more color optimized images.
iPad Series: Apple is expected to come out with an eighth generation iPad and an iPad Pro with a screen size between its existing 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models.
New iMac and MacBooks: The company is expected to tweak the MacBooks and iMacs in 2017. The expected changes could be USB Type-C connectors and improved graphics chip. The company needs to step up its game for the iMac, ever since its newfound competition from the Surface Studio all-in-one PC.
Augmented Reality (AR) devices — Apple CEO Tim Cook signaled his interest in AR in September and stated that instead of jumping on the VR bandwagon like other major tech companies, Apple would be more interested in AR. Efforts to this end are being made, the newest development being the arrival of the AR game Pokémon Go on Apple Watch
Source : ibtimes