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Apple rumours & predictions 2016 & 2017: New Apple products on the way

Nik Rawlinson | June 23, 2016
What to expect from Apple in the next 12 months.

Apple predictions for 2016 & 2017: USB Type-C

One more thing relating to Macs... With Thunderbolt 3 set to use the same port as USB C, does this mean we will see the back of the USB C port, currently only featuring on the MacBook, in favour of the Thunderbolt port, that features on all other Macs. Or will all Macs get a new port?

Apple predictions for 2016 & 2017: iOS 10

Apple announced the next version of iOS at WWDC in June 2016, and we expect it to roll it out in September as usual, along with the iPhone 7 release.

iOS 10 new features & release date

There are more than 100 new features in the updated mobile operating system, and far too many to go into here, but we can skim over a few highlights: the ability to hide many preinstalled apps; 'Raise To Wake'; an extensive redesign of Apple Music; third-party Siri; all sorts of new emoji and visual effects in Messages; an entire new app called Home for controlling smart-home appliances; voicemail transcription.

Read more about iOS 10 here: iOS 10 release date and new features. Or listen to us talk about our favourite features in this video:

Apple predictions for 2016 & 2017: macOS Sierra

Like iOS 10, the new version of Apple's Mac operating system was unveiled at WWDC 2016, and will roll out in the autumn.

macOS Sierra features Siri now, as well as Apple Pay, the ability to proximity-unlock a Mac using a paired Apple Watch and various storage optimisation features. Read more here: macOS Sierra new features and release date. Or watch the discussion video:

Apple predictions for 2016 & 2017: WatchOS 3

watchOS, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch, is moving forwards at a searing pace, with its third full version unveiled at WWDC little more than a year after the device first went on sale. watchOS 3 adds a new app dock, intelligently predicts which apps you're likely to use at a given time so it can launch them more quickly, and introduces a range of fitness features for users in wheelchairs. Read more here: watchOS 3 new features. Or listen to our discussion about it:

Apple predictions for 2016 & 2017: tvOS

Last and probably least of Apple's four software platforms, tvOS nevertheless got a decent update at WWDC 2016. You can read all the gory details in our article New tvOS features, but we also discuss the new features in this video:

 

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