Tuesday, 22 January 2013

My 2013 predictions


  • iOS 7 to be launched in September as it usually is. I think it will be the first time the Apple OS will be completely rebuilt instead of just updates. We might see a completely new style of app or the app icons might change shape or size.
  • iPhone 5S/iPhone 6 - No doubt it will have a faster chip inside however I cant think of any needed hardware updates that they could make off the top of my head.
  • iPad Mini with retina display - I'm surprised that they didn't originally launch it with a retina display.
  • iPad with some sort of keyboard 'touch cover'. Microsoft added this to the Surface and it has been extremely popular so I think the iPad will make a keyboard cover too however the iPad one will somehow be a lot better.
  • I seriously doubt that Apple will make a MacBook Pro with a disk drive and a retina display but fingers crossed.
  • Launch of a new OS named after another item of food - maybe Fajitas or Chicken Casserole.
  • Big push of NFC technology in their phones, more apps which use it. 
  • They will slowly stop making phones running 'Symbian' and they will make sure that all the Symbian apps migrate onto Windows Phone 8.
  • More Windows Phone 8 phones.
  • Maybe a first Nokia Android Phone??
  • A Nokia Windows 8 RT tablet has been rumoured and it would definitely be interesting to see if nothing else.
  • Hopefully the launch of Windows Phone 8.5
  • Windows Phone 7.8 should be coming to Windows Phone 7.5 users in the next couple of months.
  • Windows 9 maybe - however 4 months in and it still seems like Windows 8 was launched only yesterday  plus Microsoft tends to only release a new operating system every 3 years.
  • Office 2013 officially released at the end of January - brings touch support for Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Fingers crossed Publisher will also be made for Office 13.
  • Windows 8 for Mac
Pebble (Smart-watch)
  • This was a project funded by Kickstarter.com however I don't think people will be that impressed with it once it launches at the end of January so they won't make a Pebble Watch 2.
  • If they do make a new version I hope it comes with Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8 support.
  • Google Glasses will hopefully be launched at the end of 2013 so you can use the cool new spectacles.
  • Start building of new offices near Kings cross station in London.
  • Hopefully they will also start building Windows 8 apps (like Drive, Blogger, Translate and more)
  • Better Google+ website and apps - I personally don't like them however I like the idea of Google+.
  • Launch of graph search.
  • Completely new mobile apps.
  • Completely new website.
  • Hopefully a Windows 8 app.
  • Completely new features never seen before.