2020 Goals for Apple: 5 Products that Users Might Go Gaga About!
oday, Apple is offering products and services that have never been offered before! Your needs would be met by merely updating the products in the expected ways (iPhone has a better camera, faster than others with 5G connectivity). Well, these features are enough to cater to the users’ need of the day. But, keeping human nature in mind, we can never settle for anything! We will always seek more! This year in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 we’ll see the release of iOS 14 and macOS 10.16. And, in September 2020, Apple will launch some new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. Also, it is for sure that small changes will be made to the iPads and Macs, such as faster processors, and a few other minor changes such as new Magic Keyword to the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the rest of the line. The year 2020 will witness continued changes to Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. Here are 5 things that users are expecting from Apple in the year 2020.
1) APPLE TAGSIn the year 2019, rumors were all over that Apple was to produce little tracking pucks similar to Tile. These were to be named as “Apple Tags” or “AirTags,” and were to be released in the first quarter of the year 2019. Then, it got delayed to the later part of the year 2019. It is long overdue, and we expect and hope to see them this year. These tags are going to be the real game-changer if somehow Apple gets them right! However, there are a lot of trackers available in the market, but they are all network dependent—the network of other users with the same app. Apple has the quality of tapping into the entire iPhone/iPad install base in a way that protects the users’ privacy, making them even more trustworthy and useful. We hope Tags will be making use of both Bluetooth LE (offers more extensive compatibility on most iPhones) and Ultra-wideband (that provides the precise location on the newest iPhones). Also, they should be water-resistant and should be equipped with replaceable batteries/ wireless charging. And we shall all hope and pray that they won’t be tagged with an unaffordable price. Strangely, the Tags aren’t out yet. We hope that Apple Tags aren’t like AirPower, for which Apple has been waiting for the perfect moment to announce them.
2) MACBOOK WITH APPLE’S OWN PROCESSORAnother long-due expectation is that Apple wouldn’t be relying on Intel for the processor; instead, it will launch its very own processor. It seems that Apple wants to be in control of its own fate. We witnessed this fate controlling with the innovation of the T2 chip for Macs as a step forward in a positive direction. However, the company already took such measures on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV and should focus on making its GPU and CPU for the PCs. ARM Architecture is used in Apple’s chips to make macOS run on it, as opposed to AMD processors and x86 architecture of Intel, with which it is a challenge. But the more significant challenge here is of transporting the whole ecosystem along with the plugins, apps, and everything else that makes a Mac more than just an iPad with a keyboard. The year 2020 is expected to be the culmination of a multi-year process, and it is worth waiting to see what Apple has to offer its users at the inception of the year. The imagination in itself is fascinating, and Apple honestly has planned to introduce a macOS 11—compatible only on Macs with Apple chips. It also took responsibility to launch a 12-13-inch MacBook that is almost similar to the MacBook Air laced with the latest features like Magic Keyboard and Face ID. It is also rumored that macOS11 will be laced with new apps compiled especially for Apple’s ARM-based processors and choosing other apps through emulation. However, it is almost similar to macOS 10.16. Apple has got much on its list to accomplish in the years to come. It is looking forward to making more Macs with its processors installed inside, and ceasing the production of new versions of macOS 10.x, only delivering bug fixes and security patches for it. The Mac line is going to transition into macOS11 and its very own Apple processors fully. There may be some glitches in the plan, and it may be possible that the launch doesn’t take place. But for now, all we can say is Apple very much wants to have its very own processor for its Mac. It is a big transition that is more likely to take plenty of time and go through many rough patches to complete. We hope—hey Apple, let the revolution for 2020 begin.
3) SERVICES BUNDLEIn 2019, when its excellent services got pushed, Apple had to tackle a lot of consumer-facing subscription and monthly installments services on offer. However, it is tough to put a service bundle together that includes, e.g., the iPhone Upgrade Program and Apple TV+. Earlier, the service bundle was for only one device and was capable of carrying different prices which were dependent on your iPhone version. Now it comes with a fixed price that can be shared by your family. Apple probably should offer a single bundle to all its international consumer services that include family sharing. Below are the services along with the prices:
- Apple Music – $15 (with family sharing)
- Apple Arcade – $5
- Apple TV+ – $5
- Apple News+ – $10
- iCloud Storage (2TB) – $10