2015 was a major year for Apple with the release of the Apple Watch, the new generation of Apple TV, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Pro, iOS 9, and software updates across the board. New platforms mean new operating systems and new product lines. This expansion of the Apple product space is only going to continue to expand as they release improved versions of all their devices. Here’s what 2016 promises for Apple’s devices!
It should come as no surprise that 2016 will see the release of a new version of the iPhone. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are likely going to make their arrival as 2016 is ending, but get ready for them to make a big splash in the smartphone market (as they always do). So what will these new iPhones have that the old ones don’t? If the rumors are to be believed then Apple is planning on removing the traditional headphone jack in an effort to make the phones even thinner than previous models. The headphone jack is allegedly the last impediment restricting thin iPhones. Other rumors are suggesting that the new iPhones will be waterproof, although it’s unclear how much truth there is to that. What’s more likely is that the cameras will be significantly improved, which will come as a welcome upgrade for users. Fans of smaller phones should also expect to see a new iPhone 6c that has a compact, 4 inch display.
Prepare to see upgrades to every line of Apple desktop and laptop computer, as well. Apple’s new Skylake Core M chips will find their way into more of their laptop offerings. These chips are a marked upgrade over the previous Broadwell chips. The Core M chips provide 10 hours of battery life and a 10 to 20 percent faster CPU to boost performance. Apple is also known to release an update to OS X every September so keep an eye out for that. Chances are that we’ll see updates to WatchOS and tvOS, too.
As far as other devices in their product line, expect to see an Apple Watch 2 and a new iPad Air this year. A new Apple Watch could be announced as early as March and it’s speculated that it will feature some of the features that were removed from the initial build like skin conductivity, blood oxygen level, and blood pressure. It could be thinner, as well. Some are also speculating that Apple will add a camera to the Apple Watch 2 so that users can FaceTime. This would coincide with an improved Wi-Fi chip so that the Apple Watch would have more capabilities when separated from an iPhone.
2016 is looking to be another big year for the Cupertino-based tech giant. You can be sure that there will be plenty of standard Apple press conferences to fill you in on all the new devices as they come out. Check out the full details in the article below!
Read the full article here: What’s Coming From Apple in 2016: Apple Watch 2, iPhone 6c, iPhone 7, Skylake MacBooks, and More