Since the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984, Apple Inc. has made a name for itself as one of the main think tanks for new and cutting edge technology. Despite a slump in the ‘90s, the company has also grown into one of the biggest companies in the world, maintaining its position through constant innovations and new technologies.
And even during that so-called slump, the company was still coming up with innovative ideas that paved the way for many of the most successful devices of the decade. One example is the Newton, which paved the way for all future personal digital assistants, including the tablets that we have today.
And even today Apple stays ahead of the game. Its groundbreaking foray into digital music with the iPod and iTunes transformed the music industry and made Apple the number one seller of MP3s to date. Its iPhone transformed the way that we use our phones. No longer just for calling or even texting, every phone is now expected to be a personal computer that you can hold in your hand. With the iPhone 4S came Siri, and the ability to talk to your phone and get answers to any question without typing a word.
So What’s Next?
It is not like the people at Apple to rest on their laurels, however, and the rumors are already flying around what Apple will launch this fall. The new operating system, iOS 7, has led many people to believe that a new fingerprint scanner will be available for the iPhone, allowing a security measure that has been previously unheard of in smartphone technology. Some people are hoping that the new software will have some sort of advanced malware protection since Apple is becoming more of a target for hackers and viruses. Other people are speculating that the new launch could actually be nothing more than a cheaper iPhone, to help the company expand their influence in the United States. Apple does have access to big data analytics that they can use to assess the market and help them make decisions accordingly.
Alternatively, some say that those looking at the iPhone might be barking up the wrong tree. And indeed, it does seem likely that the launch will center more around a new iPad Mini with retina display, or even a new full-sized iPad with a slimmer, more lightweight design.
However, Apple has indicated that we can expect brand new products from them in the next few years, and that has led many to speculate that the much-discussed iWatch could finally be on its way. While we do not know exactly what such a device would be able to do, it is an exciting prospect for those who are fans of Apple and technology in general. One main benefit of a wearable Apple device would be how it could be used at home and on the go in controlling certain smart features, such as home automation. Currently, you can control your house temperature and security using an iPhone and an iWatch might just make it the perfect combination.
Until Apple’s big announcement comes, we cannot know exactly what is in store. But until then, we can have fun speculating and wait with bated breath for fall.