Well this jam-packed year for Apple is over. There has been so many products and services that came out that I’m blown away. Some services/products were hits and some were not. Here is a list of what Apple has done this year.
MacBook pro updates
MacBook air updates
iPod touch 6
New colors for iPod nano an iPod shuffle
New iMac retina
New Magic Mouse 2
New magic keyboard
New Magic Trackpad 2
New Apple TV
New iPhone 6S and/6S plus
New iPad mini 4
New iPad Pro
The Apple pencil
The Smart Keyboard
New fall color Apple Watch bands
Apple Watch Herme`s
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock
iPhone 6S Smart Battery Case
Software and services
Swift programming language 2.0 and open source
OS X El Capitan
New photos app for OS X
New iPhone trade-in program
As you can see there has been so much stuff Apple has ben doing this past year and now it’s over. What will 2016 and beyond give. Well her is a list of things predicted for the future…
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
New version of the MacBook
iPad Air 3
TV 5th generation
iPad Pro 2
watch OS 3
TV OS 2
More Music Radio stations with Beats 2, Beats 3, ext..
My dreams and wishes for Apple for next year and beyond…
New versions of iWork
More Health Kit and Research Kit
New Version of iBooks Author
Siri for the Mac
More HomeKit services
Complete overhaul of the App Store
Podcast App for TV, Mac and Watch
I just wanted to show just how busy Apple has been lately as a list form. so her it is and I have to imagine if I missed a few things.
SPG App. Its going to start with the SPG hotel chain but I can imagine that most hotels will adapt to this new way of customer service. This is how getting a hotel should work! If you have the SPG app on your iPhone you can reverse a room right from the app. As you walk into the hotel your Watch will tap your wrist to ask if you want to check in. With one tap on the watch you check in and then it will show your the room number. Once you find your room all you have to do is wave your wrist near the door handle and the room will unlock and thats it. There is no need to walk up to the front desk and ask to be checked-in and be given a room key. All of this is done with just one tap on the wrist as you walk in. Another cool feature is that if you love the hotel to go for a walk around the town and you get lost the SPG app on the watch will give you walking directions back to the hotel. The future is here!
BMW i remote App. Ok not e everyone has a BMW i but again this just shows you where this technology is going. If you did own a that car you can check the status of your car. You can lock the doors, and get alerts when it’s time for a service.
The potential is that your Watch will be the key to your car some day. When you walk up to the car, it will unlock and start up remotely. As you leave the car it will lock up automatically
Im going to change things up and describe some of the apps that are going to be available day one for Watch. Lets start with the Target App. This Shows the true potential of Watch. With the Target app if you give them your shopping list, something magical will happen when you go to the store. As you walk down the aisles of target you will be taped on the wrist. The Target app on your wrist will let you know that one of the items on your shopping list is on your left. It will also let you know where the next item on your wrist is located and will direct you to it. So basically the watch turns into your personal guid when shopping. Imagine taking this technology to a grocery store. Your shopping time will be cut in half!
Home kit ready. Watch will be a easy way to control your smart home. You can control your smart appliances by telling Siri to do something or by using apps on the watch.
Weather App. The Watch will have a weather app. There’s not much to say other than you can check the weather at a glance. The unique part of this app is the layout. Most weather apps are designed based on a scrolling list of days or hours. The Watch weather app UI is based on a clock. At each hour position lays an icon that depicts the weather for that hour of the day.