The latest news on Apple says the company’s board is putting pressure on Tim Cook because the lack of innovation in Apple’s latest products, according to a report from Fox Business News’ Charlie Gasparino. In particular, Fox Business said that the board is “now worried about what’s in the pipeline” and is concerned about whether it has enough “innovative stuff to keep the momentum going.”
This is interesting because, previously, Apple CEO Tim Cook said “We are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014.” So what are Apple’s amazing new products? Here are the lists of new services and new (or updated) products that Apple will, probably, announce in the next 18 months (2013 and 2014).
iOS 7 is coming this fall. iOS 7 Beta 1 was announced at the company’s 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10, 2013. It’s currently being tested by developers. Apple’s Internet radio service, iTunes Radio, would also be out this fall with iOS 7.
iPhone 5S (or iPhone 6)
iPhone 5S will hit stores inSeptember. It’s also possible that Apple will skip the iPhone 5S and release the iPhone 6 (less likely). The iPhone 5S is expected to have an external design similar to the current iPhone 5. Apple’s next generation iPhone will include a faster processor, a new 12 megapixel backside camera with dual LED flash and possibly a fingerprint scanner.
iPhone 5C – Low-cost, plastic iPhone
It is likely that Apple will release a cheaper, plastic version of the iPhone (in multiple colors) to appeal to the lower end of the phone market (such as India and China) in September.
Apple is expected to release the fifth iteration of the iPad 5, thinner and lighter, sometime in September or October. Apple may also release a bigger version of the device, iPad maxi (13 inc).
The New iPad mini
Apple may release only a minor refresh of the iPad mini this September. It is probably that iPad mini with a Retina display should be out next Spring.
Many considers the iWatch is Apple’s long-awaited next big thing. It is likely that it’s coming later in 2014. Pressure is on because Apple’s major competitors, Samsung and Microsoft, also seem to be preparing their own plans for a smart watch debut soon.
Apple Television (iTV)
Apple may release An Apple-branded television set sometime in 2014.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.