Predict Apple's 2 year roadmap!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by philhar88, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. philhar88 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    Hi all,

    thought I would try my hand a predicting Apple's 5 year roadmap and launch some interesting discussion. Here's what I reckon

    Late 2011

    iPhone 5
    -8MP camera
    -Dual core A5 processor
    -Thinner, wider form factor
    -Larger screen, same resolution.

    Macbook Pro
    - Air inspired design for all models
    - 13" Macbook Pro dropped, making 11" 13" 15" 17" variants in the same range.
    -Optial drive dropped
    -SSD only

    Mac Pro
    - Sandy Bridge XEON refresh
    - Octo core dual CPU
    - Tweaked design, allowing for rackmounted or freestanding

    Early 2012

    iPad 3
    - HiDPI (retina)
    - Improved GPU/CPU
    - Same form factor
    - Slightly tapered design

    Apple TV
    - 1080p compatible
    - iCloud streaming of content

    - Ivy bridge refresh
    - Same design
    - Upgrade AMD graphics

    Mid 2012

    Macbook Air/Pro
    - Ivy Bridge refresh
    - High DPI
    - Upgraded GPU
    - All new liquid metal inspired design refresh

    Mac Mini
    - Smaller form factor
    - Ivy Bridge refresh
    - Upgraded CPU

    Late 2012

    Mac Pro
    - Ivy bridge XEON refresh
    - 12 core dual CPU

    iPhone 6
    - Same form factor
    - NFC built in
    - 4G/LTE
    - Higher capacity
    - Upgraded CPU/GPU

    Cinema Display
    - HiDPI

    - Liquid metal design
    - HiDPI screen

    Early 2013

    iOS 6
    - NFC features built in
    - iTunes match becomes free
    - Stream iTunes collection from anywhere.
    - Airplay 1080p
    - Improved gestures

    Macbook Air/Pro
    - Haswell refresh
    - Upgraded GPU

    iPad 4
    - Upgrade CPU/GPU
    - New memory sizes
    - New design, edge to edge display
    - HD camera in LCD
    - Home button removal

    Mid 2013

    iPhone 7th Generation
    - Dropping of numbering system, now only iPhone
    - Edge to edge design
    - Home button removal

    Mac Mini
    - Haswell upgrade
    - upgraded GPU

    Late 2013

    - Haswell refresh
    - edge to edge LCD
    - HD camera integrated to centre of LCD panel (perfect eye to eye contact for facetime)

    Macbook Air/Pro
    - edge to edge LCD
    - Upgraded GPU

    Cinema Display
    -Edge to Edge, intergrated Facetime HD camera
  2. skier777 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    In late 2011 you might see a spec bump in MBP.
    You may also see the addition of a 15" MBA.

    Apple WILL continue to sell laptops with optical drives and HDD's into and through 2012. You might be right about the 13" though, i bet that goes down the same path as the white MB in a year or so.
  3. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
    Ask LTD, Steve probably called him and told him already. :D
  4. philhar88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    Out of all the predictions I made, I figured the loss of optical drive would be the most likely thing to happen. What makes you think optical drive will remain in 2012?
  5. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2011
    Late 2013 - 40"+ Cinema Display with built in Apple TV.

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