Future Apple Hardware Predictions
Fall to New Years 2013
iPhone with 4 inch display, LTE [facetime], NFC, New Universal iDevice Dock Connector, Bluetooth 4.0, iOS 6, 16gb, 32 gb, 64gb models, 1gb ram, Power VR 5.5 Series or 6 Rougue Series ( 20 x faster than previous 4S Model ( Meaning it can play Xbox 360 quality games or better), 100 x more power efficient), Gorilla Glass 2, SMS Spoofing error fixed, Wifi N, no AC (1.5 MB/S) and new headphones.
iPod Touch with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4 inch display, 512 mb, Power VR 6 Series Rougue GPU, Wifi AC or N with G compatibility 16gb, 32gb, 64gb models, In-Cell Multitouch Display, Possibility to increase sizes or roll out an iPod Nano with higher memory and the iTunes Store to appear in all Future iDevice Models
An iTunes update every new iDevice product release.
iPad Mini display screen with traditional ipad 2 screen resolution. A6 processor or equivalent to ipad 2 rev a, 768 mb ram, 5 mg rear camera, 3 mp front rgb, wifi n, single cell display, gorilla glass 2, white and black models, circle home button instead of squares, new dock from iphone 5 and ipods, ios 7 update next summer.
iMac with thinner profile, (As thin as an iPad) no DVD/CD Drive, better display for 30% better antiglare, Either the Ivy Bridge or New Haswell Processors, but I'll assume the Ivy Bridge will make their way to it, new hand gestures ability from LEAP Technologies built into keyboards, Wifi N/AC, SSD's, smaller screen models available possibly if it comes out as retina displays.
As you can see in the above model, the glass edge is transparent. I suggest the model will cut the bottom part, and add a illuminated Apple logo to turn the device on, by simply touching it. and to make the iMac fall asleep simply tap the apple logo once again. It will also get an microsd slot
Mac Mini gets the Ivy Bridge or Haswell Update, lowers price, adds larger ssd, NFC?, Bluettoth 4, possibility to be launched with Retina Ready Displays ( 2X Sized pixels but unlikely, and possibly released as an OS X update/option and new monitors), makes apple logo turn off the device/turn on ( glows while on) and mac mini is designed tall but with usb ports on top and speaker grills on the edges
The Newer iPad with NFC, LTE, New dock, Wifi N/AC (1.5MB/S) Corrected Overheating Issues, Use Single Cell Widescreen 16:9 screen/ Multitouch Sensor Technologies and Gorilla Glass 2, OS X Makes a Leap to iOS by bringing technologies such as Air Drop and File Sharing (No SD Cards) available through iDevices and bringing Widgets such as an alarm clock or calculator, and for the first time the Contacts will get Live Facebook Updates intergrated so you know what everyone is up to through there, (if they have facebook or twitter) and possibility to bring over the Hand Gesture Leap Motion Technologies to the IPad are slim but let's hope on it. Possibility to add touch sentisitive secondary display controls on the sides as well. Such as Back and forward safari browser light up buttons, and some tweaks for easier brightness/connections and iCloud Settings. The speaker will also be placed on the edges of the device (left and right or top and bottom) for easier hearing.
Macbooks get Mac OS X 10.9 with Siri and Apple transfers Apple Maps over to their OS, Bluetooth allows iPhones to share files by simply placing the phone over the computers and pressing a 4 number code, as well as phones sharing full photostreams with Apple TV and the ability to control the Slideshow with your iPhone, as well as Apple TV getting NFC to allow the iPhone to be used as the remote and guide navigator. Wifi N/AC, Haswell Processor Architecture, Better Retina Game Performance on future next gen macbook pro with retina display, Macbook Pro without retina display removes DVD Drive/ Adds LED Screen Keyboard for all languages keys, shifting Application UI's,no display ghosting errors, Possibility of retina screen sized macs, as the 2X icons have already been made.
iOS 7 BETA adds new functionalities for navigations through apps and setting connections/brightness options without going directly into the settings app. As well as dynamic photostream wallpapers and the contacts app adds friends events invites from facebook and pictures from their profiles as well as albums available upon tapping their name. The music app gains playlists sharing and song streaming to macs with itunes running as well as full itunes library song list sharing between macs and ios devices. Video thumbnails now move, and the volume knobs now reflect/ animate according to device orientation/lighting around the device. iOS gains file discovery through remote location via OS X file sharing options under iCloud, to get files under airport express or any mac with the same apple id. Video streaming is also available for Macs through airplay. iOs enables game developers for mac to create user remotes for games playable through mac os x, and api is introduced to continue a saved game on an ios device on a mac/ vice versa. documents (iwork gets updated to do this as well) and users can send presentations with bluetooth to other devices with bluetooth.
When you would drag down the settings app from the top, legal information about apple and the model version would be shown.
Including FCC logo, the iTunes Agreement stuff, and the serial number. However only the vital important stuff to the user would be shown by default, which includes information about the user, and the devices memory usage and stats may include total number of messages sent, total memory used browsing the web, total up time, and battery life remaining.
Voice Search in Safari
Brightness Setting in App Manager
Airplay to Mac
Smart Contacts ( Already available in the app store)
Above is a concept showing a song being transferred into an iTunes Library wirelessly. I don't think this will happen like that, but instead there would be a 4 digit code and to send anything you would drag the file into a shoot or a can on the left side of the screen where the spotlight is, and after you drop the file, a popup would appear under it, asking you to send it to nearby devices with an accept /reject button on the other side. Not only would you be able to send a file across one iDevice with AirDrop, but to many iDevices, as long as they were around you, or they were in your contacts list and they had an iDevice. So I think it'll most likely be intergrated somehow into the contacts app, and you could send files to them by selecting send with airdrop, then selecting the contacts you want to send it to, then hitting send. And if automatically paired with bluetooth to another device just drag it to the spotlight and it would send to the paired iOS device automatically and ask to open it on the other side with the accept/reject popup.
The Newer iPhone comes in 32gb, 64gb, 80gb models, gets photobooth, ( face unlock features), Airdrop, NFC, (so will the new iPhone coming out this year) Super Enhanced Siri (ability to communicate with other iDevices) [ not like hey siri, hi siri] like "Siri Play Music on my Macbook", comes in same Design if Apple decides to not change it, will come in new design and in multicolors like the iMac did in 1998 except with iPod Shuffle style colors), Wifi N/AC, Same Display Screen Size, better graphics, gets new UI options such as Photostream Slideshow screensavers, or Live Photostream from Friends albums. Dynamic Wallpapers/ Slideshow Screen Savers,( Contacts app gets Live Facebook Streams from Facebook including photo albums, Intergrated User Location Option from Foursquare, Devices get Live TV streams via the Apple TV App, ( allows for a show to be continued on any iDevice assuming Apple TV gets Live TV, then they'll just have to figure out how to stream those live feeds with wifi over to their iPhone and iPod Touch and Macs. Rolls Out Apple TV App after Apple Releases it.
Apple TV gets NFC? and Live TV Streams (finally), Allows users to look up information from the TV Show simultaneously on their iPhones while the tv show runs ( much like Xbox Smartglass, except Apple TV will get an app that allows us to do this kindof stuff... such as setting our Apple TV's to record live tv news or shows from our iPhones, or using your iPhone as your TV Guide, or telling Siri to " Show my favorite show." or "Play Bach on my Apple TV" Substitute for Macbook as well and it will do so assuming you have Bach in your iTunes library. Also it will allow users to search the internet by using your iPhones keyboard and leave voice memos or to do lists on your tv so when people turn on the tv they know what they should be doing, ( think of it as your fridge display is now your tv), Facetime, Leap Motion Technologies built in, Siri built in, App Mirroring/ Device Mirroring (Air Play is better thanks to newer Wifi Technologies)
Apple has beeen looking for IRC engineers, posted some job listing asking for knowledge in Lighting Emitting technologies, and I think one day we'll be able to tell Siri to change the channel to anything we want it to.
Spring 2014 or Fall 2013
i Pod Nano gets iTunes, Podcasts, Song sharing, Streamable Services, such as Pandora, Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes, NFC/ Bluetooth 4.0/5.0 allows for Music to be played without having you having to connect it to a speaker system. Memory is increased, Gets the new Dock update... assuming this iPod is going to launch alonside the iPhone in the year 2012, but all iDevices will be transitioned over to the new dock connector.
iMac with a curved display An iMac with a curved widescreen display released or commenced to be under production.
WWDC 2014 introduces us to the newer iPad, which will come in a Liquid Metal Enclosure or Carbon Fiber, increases the size of the memory over to 128 gb and adds Photostream Wallpaper Options, screens edges get customizable led buttons for applications for use such as buttons on an application will be on the edges of the screen instead of the screen so users don't have to touch the screen as much and safari can be navigated better by adding side back and forward buttons on the edges, ( The buttons will not be made permenantly, rather a second lcd will be made to use the features)
LCD Screen Keyboards for all languages, and Newer Application Functions such as using the keyboard as a url bar on the safari browser or accesing your bookmarks and history on it making the Macbooks faster to use and better to draw with.
iPhone gets a flexible screen allowing users to place virtual buttons on the sides such as play, pause, stop while on the music app, and special app dedicated buttons for heavier console quality game titles, such as an R1 button, or navigation methods for safari or apps such as a home website button on the side or tabs button, including the ability to change the plus volume button over to a camera shutter button while on the camera app, and using the sides as news feed style notification edges when you receive updates. This includes App Developers the ability to use the phones edges as buttons for their Applications. iPhone gets 3D History Pages and Safari Bookmarks like in present Versions of Safari for our desktops.
Apple TV gets an update where users can call the number displayed on an Ad on the tv or get directions to the store as well as do a web search on the advertisers sale with their iPhone or iPod if they are on the Apple TV App. The Unified Apple TV experience lets developers create apps ( or games on the Apple TV Store, and users can use their iDevices as their controls for playing the apps... new features include using the gyroscope inside the iDevice as a remote function, and using the phone to communicate over the Game Center Network much like in Today's Xbox Live... except your remote is your iDevice and it's touchscreen and it has a camera so you can do more things over game center including sending a photo or getting life camera feeds while you play the app, allowing users to talk over video while playing with Game Center.
The user interface will allow us to view a lot of channels with names and tv shows under their boxes as well as enable us to multiview them like in the wii UI. It will most likely use a TV Guide style navigation while on a channel, but it will allow a ser to preview the live video feed in the tv guide style menu while changing the channel feed/connection that is to be made by using 1 gb/s ethernet connections and the continuation of data speeds will allow it to do so. ( think google fiber stuff)
That's all I can predict.... But stay tuned for dual multitouch enabled transparent iPads if they ever come to exist.... if battery life is improved and it can be placed on the edges of the screen. And if Apple seeks other works such as autonomous cars with siri and transparent hud/display windows, working with automobile partners you may see some pretty neat cars. Bt note that by 2015 apple will have a huge amount of user data from the iCloud and that means files between iDevices will get new ways to be shared, possibily during phone calls or facetime, you may drop photos off to another persons phone and many new features to access that data will be implemented into the OS XI UI. As well as Siri becoming like Cortana from the halo videogame series to help you while using mac os XII and becomes your personal computer assistant in terms of sending data or managing data and entertaining you.
Macbooks with DRAM 4 and Intel Mobile Haswell Processors or higher. and Either the Steam Roller GPU's or Nvidia Geforce GPU's