Waiting for what? The second half of 2014 promises to be a big one for Apple watchers and Apple’s customers. It’s make or break. It’s do or die. Therefore, as a certified bona fide Apple aficionado, I deem thee, 2014, as the year of ‘The Mother Of All Upgrades.”
Here Comes The Wave
For about two years Apple has been promising that exciting new products are in the pipeline, just waiting to hit the stores to be touched and fawned over by loyal customers.
Yet, still we wait. What we’re certain is coming is astounding enough as it is. The major upgrades to iOS and OS X have been long in the making.
That means iPhone and iPad users, and Mac users, will see their current products upgraded to the latest and greatest OS versions yet.
And Apple’s customers upgrade to the latest versions far faster and in greater percentages than any competitor’s customers.
iOS and OS X are just software. What else is coming?
Without announcing the details, all eyes are pointed toward a new 4.7-inch iPhone and a much larger 5.5-inch iPhone; one or both equipped with a nearly un-scratchable Sapphire screen, an improved camera, and a faster CPU.
Wait. There’s more.
Already there’s word on the streets– not denied by Apple– that the iPad Air and iPad mini will also see massive upgrades in time for the holiday shopping season. Upgrades? Touch ID, better camera, faster CPU, and the all important thinner and lighter (they need to keep up with Samsung Jones, the notorious Korean copycat).
Intel announced availability of newer, faster CPUs of the Core i5 and i7 variety which usually equip the Mac line; of which some models are in need of a major refresh. Late this summer or early fall we could easily see some new punch in the Mac mini and MacBook Pro line.
OS X Mavericks and Yosemite come with the ability to drive 4k displays. So, where is Apple’s 4k display? On the way.
The Big Secret
Finally, there’s what we don’t know but what we can see about Apple’s future product plans. CEO Tim Cook has hinted at a new product category for 2014 (and the year is more than half history already).
Over the past two years Apple has hired a number of fashion retail executives, biometric sensor engineers, and management executives for luxury products (watches). What are those new hires doing?
Getting ready for some high tech show ‘n tell, Apple style.
Soon. Very soon. You can almost hear them and see them coming down the tracks. Soon.