Monday Apple is going to host their annual Worldwide Developer Conference. As they have done in the past, the first presentation is open to the press and is used to showcase upcoming products and updates.
I have fun doing predictions before these things so here are my thoughts.
New Mac Pros – 100%
But no one really cares.
Retina Macs – 40%
This is a really popular rumor right now, but I just don’t see it happening. Those screens are super expensive.
Bigger MacBook Airs – 60%
It would make sense. I think they might launch a 15 inch model, but still offer the normal 15 MacBook Pro still. People need more than 256 GB of storage that is not upgradable.
iPhone 5 – 25%
I’ma bit torn here. I don’t think they will sell the phone now, instead waiting for Oct which is their new release schedule for the iPhone. I do believe Apple needs to make their screen bigger. And you could argue that they need to give developers time to code for the bigger screen. However, when they launched the iPhone 4 with its retina screen, they didn’t give developers
a bunch of any time. It launched, developers updated and rolled out their updates overtime. Same thing will happen.
Siri – 90%
Some sort of Siri update will happen. Whether this means just expanding to iPads or adding APIs so you can use Siri with other apps (though I’m leaning to the latter) I’m not sold on, bust some kind of update to their “beta” software.
iOS 6 – 100%
This is definitely happening. Its the reason for the conference! What will be involved? The Music store and App store are going to combined into “iTunes”, the Maps app is going to drop Google. And Siri will get APIs for use with all your apps.
Apple TV – 49%
This is also everyone’s favorite hopeful rumor. I just think its a hair too soon. I discount a physical TV even more, but could see apps coming to the current apple tv, with AirPlay controls. However, I’m leaning just barely more to not happening than happening.