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Despite refreshes or redesigns for almost every product under Apple's umbrella in 2013, even more excitement is expected from Cupertino in 2014 with rumors pointing toward potential forays into television sets and wearable devices alongside larger displays for iPhones and iPads.

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During Apple's quarterly results call last April, CEO Tim Cook promised that the company had "a lot more surprises in the works" that would come to light in "the fall [of 2013] and all of 2014." What seemed at the time like a line designed to reassure investors following Apple's first year-over-year earnings decline in over a decade has, instead, proved prophetic.

Last fall brought a flurry of releases from Cupertino, including a second new iPhone model for the first time ever, a radical redesign for the venerable Mac Pro, the ultra-thin and light iPad Air, new Haswell-based MacBook Pros, a Retina display-equipped iPad mini, the 64-bit A7 processor, biometric security with Touch ID, a new iWork suite, and the revelation that OS X Mavericks would be offered for free.

Only the MacBook Air and Mac Mini survived autumn without so much as a tweak. With those recent eye-openers in mind, here is what the rumor mill has in store for Apple this year:

iWatch



Wearable Device
AppleInsider was first to discover an Apple patent filing describing a watch design with flexible display.


Whispers of an Apple-branded smart watch began surfacing in earnest just over one year ago with a report that Apple and Intel were collaborating on such a device. The so-called "iWatch" was a no-show in 2013, and the public's furor for the wrist-worn gadget has only intensified in the interim.

Most accounts agree that the iWatch will sport an OLED display, though some believe it will instead feature touchscreen technology similar to that found on the current-generation iPod nano. In either case, the display's size is expected to be between 1.5 and 2 inches on the diagonal.

Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, one of the most reliable predictors of Apple's future products, believes the iWatch will contain advanced biometric capabilities --?an assertion backed up by Apple's recent hiring of experts in the field of non-intrusive medical sensors -- and function as a standalone device. Most others see the iWatch as a companion to Apple's iOS devices in the same vein as Samsung's Galaxy Gear.

Apple is believed to have a team of more than 100 working on the iWatch and has brought in some heavyweight industry veterans for the project. Paul Deneve, former CEO of French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, Nike FuelBand consultant and fitness expert Jay Blahnik, and Nike design director Ben Shaffer have all made moves to Cupertino in recent months and are thought to be involved with Apple's wearable.

More concrete evidence of the project's existence turned up in a string of "iWatch" trademark filings attributed to Apple in Mexico, Taiwan, Russia, and Japan last summer.

If Apple does eventually ship the iWatch, most believe it will make its debut in the latter half of 2014. Analysts have predicted that Apple could move up to 65 million devices in its first year.

iPhone 6



iPhone Plus
Mockup of iPhone with 4.94-inch screen, created by Marco Arment.


Thanks to Apple's predictable iPhone refresh cycle, gossip of what next year's device will bring often begins before the ink on this year's promotional posters is dry. The so-called "iPhone 6" is no exception.

The focus of most rumors swirling around Apple's next-generation handset is the device's display. Analysts are almost unanimous in their belief that the iPhone 6 will come with a larger screen, but the display's exact size and type are the subjects of much debate.

Many think the upcoming revision will be the time when Apple finally embraces OLED displays for the iPhone, but Cook threw cold water on that fire last February when he panned the technology's color reproduction capability. He did, however, leave open the possibility of a larger LCD.

Most speculation centers on an increase to between 4.5 and 5.5 inches from the iPhone's current 4-inch diagonal measurement. Kuo, the aforementioned Apple prognosticator, believes the 4.5-inch end of the range is more likely due to Apple's "unwavering principle of one-hand use."

Apple is also said to be exploring curved glass displays that could wrap around the device's edges, as well as the addition of new pressure-sensitive layers.

No matter the final form factor, a next-generation A-series processor --?likely the A8 --?is predicted to power the device that should be released next fall.

iPad Pro



iPad Air
The iPad Air is currently Apple's largest tablet with a 9.7-inch display.


Compared to other potential Apple products, little speculation surrounds the so-called "iPad Pro." The plus-sized tablet is expected to sport an ultra-high-definition 12.9-inch display, but no other details have emerged even as whispers have appeared in outlets like the Wall Street Journal.

Some say longtime Apple supplier Quanta Computer has been tabbed as Cupertino's assembly partner for the device, and a "first-tier display supplier" out of Korea is believed to have begun readying production lines for the iPad Pro's display. Others have pegged Quanta's rival Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn for the assembly role.

Like the iWatch and iPhone 6, the iPad Pro is said to be slated for release in the second half of 2014.

iTV



Apple TV


Rumbles of an Apple-branded television set have been all over the map for nearly a decade, and they only grew stronger after late Apple founder Steve Jobs was quoted in his biography as saying he had "finally cracked" the concept. "It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine," he is said to have told biographer Walter Isaacson.

Many now believe that rather than attempting to break into the relatively low-margin television hardware business, Apple will make their move in the form of a set-top box similar to the existing Apple TV. In this way, the company can focus on areas of strength, namely content and user experience, while relegating the set itself to a "dumb" display.

To facilitate this strategy, the company has reportedly begun engaging directly with content owners like ESPN, HBO, and Viacom, bypassing traditional cable companies. One report even suggests that Apple may be prepared to become a virtual cable company itself.

Apple's acquisition of PrimeSense, an Israeli startup that made the technology behind Microsoft's first-generation Kinect sensor, late last year has fueled speculation that future Apple TV units could make use of gesture and voice controls rather than hardware remotes or iOS-based remote applications. Apple could also keep the hardware remote option available for a future Apple TV app store that would bring iOS-style apps to users' televisions.

One industry analyst believes that while Apple was planning to launch a television set in the second half of 2014, those plans have been temporarily shelved in favor of the iWatch initiative.
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Good article. I like the headline, very DEDesque.

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The iPhone 6 will be available in an additional size of 4.6 or 4.7" - and no larger.
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???

Analysts are almost unanimous in their belief that the iPhone 6 will come with a larger screen, …???


Analysts are afraid of accepting their ignorance.
Which is very very very Bad.
Go ahead anal ysts - say it :

--- We were wrong. And NO, not like a broken watch.
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So considering that Tim Cook himself said they have things in the works for all of 2014, I think it odd that Appleinsider for everything mentioned in this article says latter half or fall of 2014 for iwatch, iPad xl, iPhone 6, iTV. Not to mention that these things have been rumored for a long time.
So what is rumored to be released in the first half please? I don't think Tim Cook would have said what he said if yet again the whole first 3 quarters of the year is going to be dry again.
I don't know about anyone else, but I really thought it was disappointing to wait essentially a year/ all of 2013 for Apple to release anything new. I think Tim Cook is doing a good job and I'm not trying to knock him, but I don't think this would flown with Steve Jobs. He would likely be cracking the whip and making sure as hell it wasn't a whole year for any new releases or upgrades.
I think the watch will largely take the place of the iPod nano and shuffle, but since this elusive watch is taking a long time to materialize, it would have been nice if Apple still paid attention to the nano and updated it. It has been ignored for a few years and it has been years and even longer since they increased the memory. So until they release the iwatch I think they shouldn't ignore the nano...
It seems like the rumor mill has been rather weak and stale for a long time. I guess Apple has been holding it's secrets well. After seeing some rumors that got my hopes up, I was somewhat disappointed that the new iPads didn't have touch ID and am hoping it doesn't take them a whole year to add it. Am hoping for a larger screen iPhone in the spring. After having larger screen iPhones circulating for a long time I was disappointed not to see it in the fall. I actually thought they were going to arrive with the iPhone 4 and then surely with the 4s, but still no...
Making the screen taller was sort of a let down too with the 5, it's too tall and narrow to me. So I'm still waiting...
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I think Tim Cook is doing a good job and I'm not trying to knock him, but I don't think this would flown with Steve Jobs. He would likely be cracking the whip and making sure as hell it wasn't a whole year for any new releases or upgrades.

 

Not true...  "Steve Jobs stated during his keynote presentation that the Power Mac G5 would reach 3 GHz "within 12 months." This would never come to pass; after three years, the G5 only reached 2.7 GHz (or dual-core at 2.5 GHz)..."  This 'flown' with Steve Jobs because at the time no choice and stuff happens.  I guess that's when Intel chips started to look good. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Mac_G5

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Good article. I like the headline, very DEDesque.

Except not littered with DEDs opinions. I agree, this is pretty good for AI. I sure hope this kind of work will become more typical for this site. Also, the propaganda fed to AI by hack analysts and sites like DigiTimes is stale and needs to disappear.

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Except not littered with DEDs opinions. I agree, this is pretty good for AI. I sure hope this kind of work will become more typical for this site. Also, the propaganda fed to AI by hack analysts and sites like DigiTimes is stale and needs to disappear.

I'm perfectly fine with the opinion pieces. They tend to stimulate very in-depth and thorough discussions. In DED's defense I do think those opinion pieces are noted as editorials in the heading.

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Good article. I like the headline, very DEDesque.

Indeed it is. It's going to be a very interesting year.
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???

Analysts are almost unanimous in their belief that the iPhone 6 will come with a larger screen, …???


Analysts are afraid of accepting their ignorance.
Which is very very very Bad.
Go ahead anal ysts - say it :

--- We were wrong. And NO, not like a broken watch.

How else can they redesign it?
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I guess my question is, do we LIKE being surprised, or must we peek inside all of 2014's gift wrapped boxes lol?

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Really want a Mac Pro without the Pro Spec, just i7 Haswell with desktop Graphics.
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I think a convergence device is needed in 2014, something to combine the iOS ease of use with the capabilities of OS X.


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Is this going to be the year Apple finally lives up to the lofty expectations set by rampant speculation??? Or will it be another disappointing year?

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Really want a Mac Pro without the Pro Spec, just i7 Haswell with desktop Graphics.

Your Haswell iMac awaits at the Apple Store.

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Tim Cook is doing a great job as COO. His problem is that the Board of. directors and CFO, are not doing as good a job. The Chairman of the board works for Google, and the. board is weak. The ball is our court as stockholders. Who needs Al Gore and the Avon Lady with the Burberry lady comin in the spring? And Al Gore is not an asset
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Is this going to be the year Apple finally lives up to the lofty expectations set by rampant speculation??? Or will it be another disappointing year?

I vote for rampant disappointment!
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And you shall have your pie!

In what shape and flavour? Just a standard 2-in-1? Or something different?

Mac Pro Mini with iPad Pro as UI...
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Is this going to be the year Apple finally lives up to the lofty expectations set by rampant speculation??? Or will it be another disappointing year?

It will always be a disappointing year according to the pundits. Remember that big ol' dud in 2010 called the iPad?

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The Chairman of the board works for Google, and the. board is weak.

i thought levinson parted ways with google 4-5 years ago?
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i thought levinson parted ways with google 4-5 years ago?

 

My understanding was that he’s part of one of the companies Google recently acquired.

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Tim Cook is doing a great job as COO. His problem is that the Board of. directors and CFO, are not doing as good a job. The Chairman of the board works for Google, and the. board is weak. The ball is our court as stockholders. Who needs Al Gore and the Avon Lady with the Burberry lady comin in the spring? And Al Gore is not an asset

This is the second time I've seen you try to float this crap.

Apple's plans for renewable energy for their headquarters and data centers have Gore's fingerprints all over them.
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I personally rather have a slightly smaller iPhone, in-between an HP Veer size and the current iPhone size. Veers rock except they're a bit too small of a screen for older folks. I worked for years at Apple testing Mac OS hardware/software from System 7 to Lion 10.7- I love Apple products to death. But, I never owned an iPhone, didn't like the iOS until just recently, now that iOS is more.., uh-hum, like webOS (love those cards, and easy access menu to common utilities). With all that said, ironically, I prefer the pre-iOS 7 OS graphical elements (icons and buttons and such), again because it's easier for (this) old guy to see an interact with. It's funny, I'll probably never be happy with an iPhone, primarily because it's nearly impossible that they would release an iPhone nano or iPhone lite.
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They forgot to mention supply constraints for every new/updated product. That's my #1 rumor expectation.

 

And OLED is pretty bad in direct sunlight, which is another reason why they don't use it on their other products and are unlikely to use it on a wrist computer.

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How else can they redesign it?

Bigger on the inside, smaller on the outside; triple OS boot and a chording keyboard.

 

Cheers

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What about 2015....we're already in 2014....more interesting
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Give it a break okay. We just started 2014.

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I think a convergence device is needed in 2014, something to combine the iOS ease of use with the capabilities of OS X.

Such a device is probably a few years away yet. Design is about trade offs; you can't have it all.
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Really want a Mac Pro without the Pro Spec, just i7 Haswell with desktop Graphics.

So you want an updated mini then?
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Tim Cook is doing a great job as COO. His problem is that the Board of. directors and CFO, are not doing as good a job. The Chairman of the board works for Google, and the. board is weak. The ball is our court as stockholders. Who needs Al Gore and the Avon Lady with the Burberry lady comin in the spring? And Al Gore is not an asset

Not going to work iCahn.
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Here are my two cents on the iPhone screen sizes we'll see in 2014.
- There will still be a 4" model
- There will be a bigger screen, probably 4.84", model.
Why 4.84"? Using the iOS home screen as the reference, the transition from 4S to 5 brought an additional row of icons for the height of 192px. If the new model brings an additional row of icons, an additional column and maintains the same 326ppi as the current iPhone, the end resolution will be 832x1344, that's a diagonal of 4.848722075 in.
iOS7 introduces an auto-layout feature in their sdk, if used by developers, this allows the UI to automatically adapt to different screen sizes without the ugly banding we've seen when moving from 3.5" to 4" under iOS 6. Increasing the PPI is a whole other issue; It requires every non-vector image in the UI to be resized by the developer, or be upscaled and look blurry (remember the transition to retina displays). Maintaining the same PPI will make the transition to a bigger screen almost effortless for developers, thus improving the user experience.
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We'll obviously be seeing the arrival of a revamped line of MBAs and Mac minis in the first half of 2014. I'm still not convinced the iPad Pro is in fact going to happen as predicted. The bigger screens could also just be for a new MBA. With a new, narrow bezel, a 12.9" display could basically replace both the 13" MBA in terms of viewable real estate as well as the 11" in terms of package size. With the 13" rMBP, the 13" MBA seems like the odd one out anyway.

As for the Mac mini, I'm not sure whether we'll just see a Haswell update, which seems unlikely after all this time, or whether Apple has indeed come up with an entirely new design. Maybe something closer to the current nMP in terms of looks.

Of course I'd also very much welcome an xMac kind of device that fits into the nMP case, but has a single high end graphics card, a quad core i7 CPU and a more affordable storage solution, such as a fusion drive. I think this could be a very successful machine for a lot of people who still need a modular desktop machine, IF priced right.
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I personally rather have a slightly smaller iPhone, in-between an HP Veer size and the current iPhone size.

The trouble with that is Apple tends to create devices for more than a one-person marketplace. You may as well adjust and get used to the 5c and 5s form factors, because that's as small as it gets from Apple from here on out. Buying a 4s is just clinging to the past.
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The trouble with that is Apple tends to create devices for more than a one-person marketplace. You may as well adjust and get used to the 5c and 5s form factors, because that's as small as it gets from Apple from here on out. Buying a 4s is just clinging to the past.

 

I agree. The 5s looked weird at first (wife has one), but you get used to it quickly. I have a Nexus 4, and thought I would be annoyed with its size, but now I prefer that too. I think we get used to whatever we have in our pockets pretty quickly. More options on the iPhone front will probably be appreciated.

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Here are my two cents on the iPhone screen sizes we'll see in 2014.
- There will still be a 4" model
- There will be a bigger screen, probably 4.84", model.
Why 4.84"? Using the iOS home screen as the reference, the transition from 4S to 5 brought an additional row of icons for the height of 192px. If the new model brings an additional row of icons, an additional column and maintains the same 326ppi as the current iPhone, the end resolution will be 832x1344, that's a diagonal of 4.848722075 in.
iOS7 introduces an auto-layout feature in their sdk, if used by developers, this allows the UI to automatically adapt to different screen sizes without the ugly banding we've seen when moving from 3.5" to 4" under iOS 6. Increasing the PPI is a whole other issue; It requires every non-vector image in the UI to be resized by the developer, or be upscaled and look blurry (remember the transition to retina displays). Maintaining the same PPI will make the transition to a bigger screen almost effortless for developers, thus improving the user experience.

That sounds plausible since I'm not a developer and didn't know of the auto-layout feature. Are you also up to date on the display tech itself? They are cut from larger plates, and the reason the iPhone got its size / dimensions is because of the optimal use of said plates. Any info on this? Perhaps SolipsismX can enlighten me?

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While different from the iPhone 5’s completely built-in design, the iPad mini also employs a capacitive touchscreen method called GF DITO to keep slim. Both displays are said to be more difficult, and thus more costly to produce. In addition, scaling the in-cell design past four inches is especially challenging for panel makers.

There was another article on the fabrication of these panels but in-spite of this site good search engine I cannot find it.
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I guess my question is, do we LIKE being surprised, or must we peek inside all of 2014's gift wrapped boxes lol?

Well...I like the rumor mills. Also I like knowing what's coming so I can budget some money in...even though I have no idea what that iwatch is gonna be priced. Figure anything above $129, I'll wait for the refresh and get the discounted model
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That sounds plausible since I'm not a developer and didn't know of the auto-layout feature. Are you also up to date on the display tech itself? They are cut from larger plates, and the reason the iPhone got its size / dimensions is because of the optimal use of said plates. Any info on this? Perhaps SolipsismX can enlighten me?

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There was another article on the fabrication of these panels but in-spite of this site good search engine I cannot find it.

 

I have no clue about the current status of display tech. I can only talk dimensions from a developer / user experience point of view. Apple is the master of bending technologies just for user's experience sake, I would bet that if the math I've done is the same Apple is doing for a larger iPhone, they'll find a way to produce a display that size and resolution.

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I have no clue about the current status of display tech. I can only talk dimensions from a developer / user experience point of view. Apple is the master of bending technologies just for user's experience sake, I would bet that if the math I've done is the same Apple is doing for a larger iPhone, they'll find a way to produce a display that size and resolution.

Buongiorno Luca. Thanks for this. I sure hope Apple is able to tell their providers how to make it as they themselves aren't a manufacturer per se.
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