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.
Apple delivered a new iPad in March along with new Apple Watch Bands. In April Apple confirmed a 2017 iMac and announced a 2017 Mac Pro. New rumors indicate that we will see an Apple Watch 3 release date later this year.
Will 2017 be the year that Apple answers the calls to deliver these products as well as a new Mac Pro? It’s going to take the 2018 Mac Pro to meet the needs of many users, but there is a good iMac Pro update coming this year.
Only time will tell exactly what you will get, 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
Apple skipped a Spring Apple event to simply announce new products. The next event on the books is a developer event in June where iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 are expected. This could be where we see some Pro device arrive, but this could also come via a press release or at a fall Apple event.
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.