What we think we know about Apple’s spring collection – Computerworld

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Apple CEO, Tim Cook may be off battling the FBI’s surveillance dragons on his righteous quest to stop stupid governments undermining the mobile revolution when it’s only begun, but his company still has its eyes on where the puck will be. Here’s what we think we know about Apple’s forthcoming spring collection, coming into view (we think) March 15(?).

iOS, tvOS, OS X, watchOS

Apple is developing important software updates across its product range, introducing much better discoverability to Apple TV apps and a range of useful features for iPads and iPhones, including multi-user mode, Night Shift and more. Traditionally the company ships bigger updates just before big launch events, as they usually also introduce include support for new solutions. And while the focus is on mobile devices, you just know the Mac’s coming along for the ride.

4-inch iPhone

Will Apple introduce a 4-inch iPhone to follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 5S? Will it offer “curved edges” (is that really a selling point?) I expect a good camera, Live Photos, fast processor, Apple Pay, 3D Touch (I love 3D Touch). There have been claims the product will be “unashamedly metal”. We will see. I expect a 4-inch iPhone will do quite well, though I don’t expect it to be the first Apple product to ship without a headphone jack, though that will in future make sense /because: mobile everything.

iPad Pro

Too many people look at Apple’s devices as separate products, but they are a continuum. This means you can start a project on any of its devices and finish it on others, flitting between them as and when you need to. It’s the kind of compatibility and sync you don’t really get from anybody else — that is why Apple critics tend to avoid mentioning it and why iPad Pro owns the enterprise.

What we think we know about Apple’s spring collection – Computerworld