Apple in the year 2020 predictions ?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    What do you think Apple might innovate at that time ?
    What's the next step they might take? iCar ?
  2. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Well, at the risk of sounding a discordant note, one might ask whether Apple will still be around in something resembling their current form in 2020.

    For one thing, both the world of tech and the world of business are littered with the stiffened corpses of companies that failed to identify changes (even though they had innovated hugely perhaps a generation or so earlier), failed to adapt, or failed to anticipate, especially when their founder/visionary has died.

    At the time of the millennium, who would have predicted that Nokia, the market leader in design and sheer utility, and ease of use in the world of mobile phones, would struggle to keep up with Apple a decade later?

    So, partly because I am in a contrarian mood tonight, and partly because I like to ask the uncomfortable questions, what makes you think that Apple will still be here in 2020? Perhaps it, too, will be the victim of its own past successes, and may be the further victim of a hostile takeover….
  4. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Who knows? In the world of tech, 2020 is a long time away. We have seen so many of the tech companies struggle in the last 10 years with some not recovering or still trying to recover. Blackberry, HP, Nokia are all prime examples. In this day and age, you never know what could happen to a company to try and survive or even stay on top. It only takes a short period of time now to lose focus and become a thing of the past.

    I have no idea what they could be innovating, but they better stay focused. I would hope it is in the household area though.
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Not to mention Kodak. They were the name in film, but come the digital age they lost out big time. Yet had they seen the future, they were best placed to take advantage.
    Yes I know they are back from the brink, but they are a small potato compared to what they were in the camera world.

    Not to mention Sinclair or Commodore from the computing world.
  6. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    The toothbrush industry is ripe for disruption. Those things have hardly changed in 100 years.
  7. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
  8. localoid macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    By 2020 or so, MacRumors' headlines will probably include...

    • Siri rumored to have passed the Turing test
    • The next iPhone may include mind reading technology and thought-to-text capabilities
    • White hat hacker group claims Apple's mind reading technology includes a CIA/NSA designed backdoor
    • Once again, Apple plans to replace its iconic glass cube at the 5th Ave. Apple Store in NYC
    • Remake of Pirates of Silicon Valley movie will feature animatronic robots playng the roles of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates
    • Macrumors user's home surveillance video of an Amazon delivery drone dropping off his new iMac in kiddie pool goes viral
    • Popular app for controlling "iDildo, The Amazing Flying Sex Toy" removed from Apple App Store following mishap in elevator
  9. TomHardyy macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    Apple smart phone market share will go down bit more that time because there are some new competitors arising. Apple have to go to different markets to compensate this decreasing share.
    I believe they will innovate ifurnitures and iAirconditioners
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Google Glasses competitor called the iBall. With Facetime and Retina Display.
    Hopefully no sign of a damn smartwatch.

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