iPhone 6S, Smartwatch: What You Can Expect from Apple in 2015

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2014-11-13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    The Apple Watch Is Coming
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    The Apple Watch Is Coming

    Apple has promised it, so we should believe it: Apple Watch is coming toward the early part of 2015. There is some debate on exactly when the Apple Watch will launch, with some reports suggesting it could be as late as the spring. Whatever the case, Apple Watch is coming with some neat features, including the ability to read and respond to notifications, which should entice many customers to spend cash on the device.
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    iPhone 6S Will Be an Interim Update
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    iPhone 6S Will Be an Interim Update

    If one were to examine Apple's past, he or she would discover that the company likes to make major updates every other year. Since 2014 was a major update year, 2015 will likely be a smaller update with some internal component upgrades but no real modifications to the design. Expect the iPhone 6S to hit store shelves in 2015.
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    Yes, the iPad Pro Will Be Launching
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    Yes, the iPad Pro Will Be Launching

    Rumors have been swirling for months that Apple is working on a larger iPad it's calling the iPad Pro, but so far, that hasn't come to fruition. Now the rumor mill said that the launch will happen next year. That seems like a good bet, given Apple's relatively minor updates to the iPads this year. Expect the iPad Pro to come with a 12.9-inch screen and run iOS.
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    Expect More Talk of Environmental Friendliness
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    Expect More Talk of Environmental Friendliness

    One of the big refrains from Apple over the last couple of years has been its environmental friendliness. In fact, the company has dedicated pages on its Website pointing to how environmentally friendly its products are. In 2015, that talk could rise even more as Apple brings more solar farms online and starts to invest heavily in technologies like sapphire displays that could be more environmentally friendly than what it's using right now.
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    Lots and Lots of Enterprise Focus
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    Lots and Lots of Enterprise Focus

    After Apple launched its partnership with IBM earlier this year, the company remained relatively silent on its plans for the corporate world. However, reports surfaced recently that Apple was indeed working hard at wooing corporate customers and would announce similar software partnerships with other major companies in 2015. Look for the enterprise to be a core focus of Apple next year.
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    Look for Small Updates to iOS 9
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    Look for Small Updates to iOS 9

    Some might say that the updates made to iOS 8 were necessary, though not necessarily major. A key reason for that is iOS 7 was such a major upgrade that overhauled the look and feel of the operating system. Now Apple appears focused on making smaller changes that positively impact the user experience. With iOS 9 guaranteed to be launching next year, there seems to be a good chance that the update will be small (but important) in nature.
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    Expect the Same Move With OS X
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    Expect the Same Move With OS X

    In addition to iOS, Apple is unlikely to make any major upgrades to OS X. As those who have downloaded Yosemite know, the latest installment of Apple's desktop operating system is one that comes with a completely overhauled look and feel. Realizing that, it's unlikely that Apple will go too much out of its way to dramatically change the next version of OS X. Instead, expect the company to make some functionality and feature tweaks without overhauling its look and feel.
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    Expect Major Changes to Beats Music
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    Expect Major Changes to Beats Music

    Beats Music, the streaming-music service Apple acquired as part of its Beats acquisition earlier this year, is slated for a major change, according to reports. It's possible that in the new year, Apple will change the service's name, modify some of its functionality and make it part of a broader music push in iTunes. Beats Music as we know it now might be totally different in just a few short months.
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    Finally, a Real Apple TV Update?
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    Finally, a Real Apple TV Update?

    It's been sought-after by many consumers for a very long time, but the Apple TV upgrade that would put it in better competition with the Amazon Fire TV and Roku has yet to launch. Realizing that, it's possible that 2015 could finally be the year that Apple shows off its new and improved Apple TV set-top box. The latest rumors say that Apple could improve its power, make it available to App Store developers and maybe even get into original content.
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    Something From That Secret Vault
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    Something From That Secret Vault

    Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview recently that his company is working on several products that don't necessarily fall under its current product categories but could eventually make their way to the public. He didn't go any further than that, but it was enough to stir up speculation that Apple is planning a surprise in 2015. Could it be something on home automation? Could it be a device, like the Nest, that improves energy efficiency? Anything is possible, and we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
 

Some might say that 2014 has been a strong year for Apple. The latest evidence is the flurry of product introductions over the past few months. Apple has unveiled new iPhones and iPads, and released new versions of both iOS and Mac OS X. The company even introduced a smartwatch it's calling Apple Watch that it will ship in early 2015. While it's difficult to believe that next year Apple will be able to match the number and diversity of the products the company introduced in 2014, it's a good bet Apple won't simply rest on its laurels. Although the Apple Watch might seem like a big launch early in the new year, it's unlikely the company will do anything as groundbreaking as the new wearable device. Still, we can expect Apple to have an overall good year with new launches, new products, and maybe even a surprise or two. In this slide show, eWEEK offers some ideas about a number of products that Apple might announce next year as it tries to keep pace with what it did in 2014. Read on to find out what Apple could be expected to do in 2015.

 
 
 
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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