What Apple Product, Market News to Expect Through the End of 2016

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2016-06-27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    What Apple Product, Market News to Expect Through the End of 2016

    Although the first half of 2016 was relatively quiet for Apple, expect some big announcements from the tech giant in the second half of the year.
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    There Will Be an iPhone 7
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    There Will Be an iPhone 7

    There is no doubt that Apple will announce a new iPhone this year. Believed to be known as the iPhone 7, the device will reportedly come with minor upgrades to its design, internal component enhancements and, according to some rumors, no headphone jack, requiring users to listen to music with Bluetooth headphones or via a Lightning port adapter.
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    Apple's iPad Air Could Use a Reboot
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    Apple's iPad Air Could Use a Reboot

    Apple has largely ignored the iPad Air, so it would make sense that the company updates the tablet this year. The iPad Air could come with some internal component enhancements, as well as a slimmer design to make it stand apart from the iPad Pro. Tablets sales might still be sinking, but Apple believes it can turn things around in that market. Delivering a new iPad Air could help the company do that. Image 2: Please use this image:
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    USB-C Will Be Everywhere
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    USB-C Will Be Everywhere

    Expect to find USB-C in more Apple products as time goes on. The versatile port, which supports both charging and display use, could very well come to new MacBook Pros and perhaps even a new MacBook Air. This year, at least, Apple will expand its USB-C use to take advantage of its appealing features.
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    Apple's 3D Touch Will Be Important
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    Apple's 3D Touch Will Be Important

    As iOS 10 clearly shows, 3D Touch, the feature that performs different software functions based on how hard a person presses on the screen, will appear in more Apple products. Expect to find 3D Touch in the new iPhone and perhaps even in new iPads. The feature adds quite a bit to the overall iOS 10 experience, and Apple seems committed to the technology.
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    More Talk of Dedication to Encryption
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    More Talk of Dedication to Encryption

    Rumors abound that Apple will talk even more about encryption and security this year with the launch of the iPhone 7. The company could deliver end-to-end encryption in iCloud, talk about extra security features it's bundling in its hardware and more. After its battle with the FBI, Apple's future is firmly cemented in encryption and data security.
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    Let's See the New MacBook Pro
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    Let's See the New MacBook Pro

    If a new MacBook Pro launches, it will be one of the more interesting products from Apple this year. According to several reports, Apple will deliver a new MacBook Pro that will have an OLED-based touchbar above the keyboard. That touchbar will offer quick access to certain apps and add new functions that were not previously available in the computer. It could launch sometime this fall.
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    A New Display Seems Likely
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    A New Display Seems Likely

    Although Apple has discontinued its Thunderbolt Display and said customers should consider third-party options, several reports say the company is working on a replacement. In fact, the new display could come with 5K resolution and have an integrated graphics chip to expand its ability to deliver high-end visuals—even on lower-end Macs.
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    Apple Pay Will Expand
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    Apple Pay Will Expand

    Apple Pay will be available through the Internet, thanks to its addition in macOS Sierra. Mobile payments are expected to grow dramatically in the coming years, and Apple Pay is hoping to grow its presence in that market. Later this year, expect to hear more about how Apple Pay is expanding its presence online and in other countries around the world.
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    Where Is Apple Watch 2?
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    Where Is Apple Watch 2?

    Several rumors suggested Apple would launch Apple Watch 2 earlier this year, but that never happened. That has led to speculation that Apple Watch 2 will launch later this year with its new and improved watchOS operating system. Expect the device to come with a refined design and better performance, among other features.
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    An Intense Focus on India
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    An Intense Focus on India

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has been focusing much of his attention on India and its burgeoning middle class. And now that the country's regulators have made it easier to open retail stores in India, Apple will undoubtedly expand its presence there. India is widely viewed as the next important marketplace for tech companies, and Apple wants to be leading that movement. Later this year, Apple will likely outline its plan to achieve its goal of being the most prominent technology company in India.
 

Halfway through 2016, Apple has yet to make any significant product announcements. So far this year, the company has been caught up in an encryption battle with the Justice Department, announced updates to its operating systems and even changed the name of its desktop operating system from OS X to macOS. But there haven't been any surprising or exciting product announcements. Even the company's updated operating systems, which are slated to launch in the fall, are relatively minor updates. There is plenty of time, however, for Apple to make big product news this year, especially on the hardware side. During the next several months, it's exceedingly likely that Apple will unveil new iPhones, roll out new MacBook Pros, finally reveal the second-generation Apple Watch and more. While Apple may have remained fairly quiet in the first half of 2016, it could still end the year with a bang. Read on to find out what to expect from Apple through the end of the year, including new hardware, additional software updates and even some modifications to its business model.

 
 
 
 
 
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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