This is what you can expect from Apple in 2017. From the iPhone 8 that everyone is talking about to new MacBooks, iPads, and Apple Watch 3 and major software updates. After covering this space for years, here are our 2017 Apple predictions.
In late March we learn that Apple is taking the online store offline overnight and bringing it back at 8:30 AM Eastern, which is normally the time that Apple announces new products.
Will 2017 be the year that Apple answers the calls to deliver these products as well as a new Mac Pro? Only time will tell, but Tim Cook recently reaffirmed Apple’s commitment to “Pro” users and there are a lot of Apple products that need an update.
2017 Apple Predictions
This is a list of what we think we will see from Apple in 2017 across the product line. We’ll catch you up on the latest rumors for those devices and for fringe items set expectations on whether or not we will see an update this year.
Apple is notoriously slow to update desktops like the Mac Mini, leaving users to swear, “This is the year!” as Spring approaches. The iPad upgrades are easier to predict but still aren’t as specific as the old reliable iPhone update that comes every fall just like Daylight Saving Time. Here’s what you can expect from Apple in 2017;
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 7s & iPhone 7s Plus
- iOS 11
- iPad Pro 2
- iPad Air 3
- iPad mini
- Apple Watch 3
- macOS 10.13
- 2017 MacBook Pro
- 2017 MacBook
- 2017 Mac Mini
- 2017 Mac Pro
We expected a Spring Apple event in March or April, but there is now a chance that Apple will announce products with a press release when the Apple Store comes online tomorrow morning. We know about a developer event in June where we should see iOS 11 and macOS 10.13. After that, we expect one Apple fall event, and possibly a second depending on how everything shakes out this fall.
We expect the iPhone 8 from Apple this year. This is the flagship iPhone for 2017, and it may only come in one size.
Expect a huge 5.8-inch or 5.5-inch display in a phone that isn't much bigger than the iPhone 7.
Apple will switch to OLED, like the screens on Samsung smartphones. Expect a new edge-to-edge display and to see Touch ID as part of a display with no physical home button.
Count on a completely new design, wireless charging and a faster processor to power what may be the most expensive iPhone yet.