Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched a number of exciting products over the course of 2013. The tech giant came up with the massively successful iPhone 5S with fingerprint scanner, a thinner and lighter iPad Air, revamped Mac Pro, and many other minor updates. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to offer even more innovative products in 2014.
Tim Cook has already stated that the company plans to launch some “great products” in product categories it has little presence in today. In a recent memo to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) employees, Mr. Cook said that the Cupertino-based company has some big plans for 2014 that customers are going to love.
Here is the list of products Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to launch over the next 12 months.
Apple iPhone 6 with a bigger screen
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) badly needs to launch a smartphone with a bigger screen to compete with phablets from the Asian Android vendors that are gaining popularity. Experts say the iPhone 6 could be it. There have been reports that the iPhone 6 may be released in two separate sizes, one with the usual 4-inch screen and another with a screen size between 4.8-inch and 5.7-inch. It will give users more variety. The iPhone 6 will likely sport a 20nm A8 processor, an improved iOS 8, an eye scanner, a Lytro-style camera, and a higher price tag. The iPhone 6 is expected to hit the markets in fall 2014.
Apple iPad Pro
The next big rumored offering is a larger screen iPad. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly testing a 12.9-inch tablet, dubbed iPad Pro, which could be launched in June 2014. The new iPad will be similar in size with the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro. The tablet will reportedly have an ultra-high definition display, along with many design elements of the current iPads such as a thinner design and narrow side bezels.
The tech giant has long been rumored to unveil a revolutionary TV. Many expected the iTV in 2013, which didn’t materialize. Now Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans are expecting a TV in 2014. According to MacRumors, the company has shifted its focus from the TV to a wearable device for the time being. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) chief Tim Cook has said that TV is an area of “intense interest” for the company. Let’s see if the company launches a revamped set top box or a full-fledged television, or nothing.
It’s no longer a secret that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has acquired copyrights to the name ‘iWatch’ in dozens of countries across the globe. The company is likely to release a smart watch in 2014. The iWatch is expected to be an accessory to the iPad and iPhone, giving users at-a-glance access to the common features. It may also have some biometric features such as a heart rate monitor and a pedometer. Rumors suggest that the iWatch will have a 1.3-inch – 1.7-inch OLED display.
Among other things, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to refresh its line of MacBooks in 2010. Revamped versions of the iOS and OS X can’t be ruled out.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares plunged 0.20% in pre-market trading to $553.40. The stock has gained only 4.2% this year.