Apple’s Plans for Year 2011 – iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macbooks

Do you wanna know what’s Apple’s Plan for Year 2011? Computerworld‘s Jonny Evans have made a very good guess/predictions on what’s Apple’s plan on 2011. It looks like a very good guess… I’m sure most of the period are quite straightforward, but looking at the guess, Apple will be having a very very busy year.

I hope we can see Lion OS earlier, best if it can be launch before the iMac/Macbook refresh so we can have Lion on the new iMac and Macbooks, and not after it.

January

* Mac App Store opens for business
* Apple introduces the iPad 2.0 — faster, thinner, new cameras, shipping “by April”.
* Apple reports Q1 results — confirm huge Mac sales growth, stellar iPad sales and extremely strong iPhone statistics.
* iWork 11 makes App Store debut.
* News Corp. ships ‘The Daily’ magazine

February

* Aperture upgraded
* First million apps downloaded from Mac App Store, iWork and a variety of free gaming apps see huge success.
* iAds spring partners unveiled, though Apple skips discussion of revenue.
* iTunes update brings TV show streaming and subscription services. Cable company shares take a dive.

March

* iPhone hits Verizon
* White iPhone ships, but supplies deeply constrained
* iBookstore update brings the Web to books
* iBookstore/iTunes Extra title creation tool revealed, will this be part of future iLife suite?

April

* Apple upgrades MacBook Pro range, some models lose optical drives and gain SSD as standard. “We said this is where mobile computing is going, we still believe this,” says Jobs.
* Apple reports Q2 results
* iPad 2.0 hits retail for the first time, over a million sold on day one.
* Final Cut Studio upgrade is 64-bit and integrates powerful iAd and virtual environment creation features.
* iMac update now ships with Magic Trackpad as standard.

May

* iPad 2.0 achieves six million sales in first two months.
* Logic Studio upgrade ships, now offers additional features for live performance mixing, including automated level controls for live desk recording.

June

* Steve Jobs keynotes WWDC
* iPhone 5 debuts at WWDC
* WWDC sees beta release of OS X Lion to developers.
* Safari 6 offers improved Flash support — Flash now an optional extra.
* OpenJDK Project announces first fully-tested public beta of Java for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard systems.
* iOS 5 offers plethora of features, including new mapping and location-sensing tools. Apple focuses its pitch on easy-to-use and understand privacy controls for location and usage information.

July

* iPhone 5, iPad 2.0 reaches new countries
* Apple reports Q3 results
* Apple desktop products upgraded, now ship with Magic Trackpad as standard. Mac Pro now boasts LightPeak connectivity.

August

* Apple hosts special music event, introduces new products which ship in September (see below).
* Apple introduces Android emulator for iPhone, “There’s some good apps on Android, now iPhone users can run them on their iPhone, unless they use Flash,” says Jobs.
* Hell freezes over, iTunes app lets Android users purchase music from their favorite music store.

September

* iTunes 11 ships, offers cloud-based music locker service. “We’ve been working on this for a while,” admits Steve Jobs as he introduces the service.
* New iPod touch ships, chassis is more like the iPhone 4, capacity increased.
* iPad nano replaced by iPhone nano, worn like a watch and equipped with an A4 processor and the capacity for voice calls, this smaller cheaper iPhone is feature-limited but lets you Tweet, Facebook and email on the move.
* iPod classic gets speed bump.
* Apple TV gains latest (A5?) processor.

October

* Mac OS X ‘Lion’ ships
* iOS 5.1 debuts, extends iOS/OS X integration.
* iLife 12 appears, equipped with additional ‘cloud’-based features this is the first version of iLife to be made available exclusively via the App Store.
* Apple reports Q4 results.

November

* iOS 5.2 upgrade ships

December

* App Store downloads now reach 5 billion
* Mac App Store downloads reach 100 million
* Apple confirms 5 million iPhone nano sales, cuts price for Christmas market.


21 Comments

  • Reply Justin Hansen |

    I love how you said Christmas sales.

    A few things. We are looking for Lion to be between August and September. Remember Snow Leopard was earlier by over a month?

    iOS 5 would be released with iPhone 5.

    I dont see other companies and phones being allowed in to Apples services. Thats Blackberrys problem if they release a messenger app for iOS.

    I dont see a nano of the iPhone.

    No emulators or connections between iOS and Android.

    You are most likely right with cloud iTunes.

    I would like to see better usage of the cores, memory and graphics with Final Cut.

    I would like to wireless syncing with iDevices.

    To have an estimate of time remaining for syncing with iDevices.

    iTunes to be faster.

    Apple TV to be faster with pulling music for photo slideshows.

    I want BEYOND MAJOR improvements for EVERY app in iWork.

    More transitions and themes for Keynote.

    Faster load time for Pages.

    Simplicity for Numbers like Numbers for iPad.

    Safari 6 to have option to hide and show the bookmarks bar like Safari on iPad, when you select the address bar.

    New themes and speed improvements to iDVD.

    New themes and MAJOR vamp for iWeb.

    • Reply tobiascai |

      I'm not really sure if Apple will continue with iDVD and iWeb… They are not even in their new iLife suite now…

      Wireless syncing is cool… hope they will be coming up with that soon… haha..

      Thanks for the comments!

  • Reply aj |

    I'm just looking forward. To the iPhone 5 or 4s dualcore processor same Retro design with a few nice tweaks facetime with android devices and 4g capabilities and maybe some Widgets this would be the dream phone I've heard some rumors that the so called sapphire crystal like glass on the rear will be replaced with carbon fiber Or poly carbonate with a steel or aluminum dip Wich will make it pretty unbreakable I just hope ital be cheaper tough

  • Reply aj |

    Correction it wont be a metal coating but it will be a Teflon coating used on cars an helicopters I hope the screen will stay 3.5 inches

  • Reply aj |

    Hey people btw I still own a PC is it worth the upgrade to a Mac and is it good for gaming

    • Reply tobiascai |

      hi aj, personally, I never regret switching to mac. It is very good in most of the things I need to do like photo management, video creation. But for gaming, PC is still better, but Mac is improving day by day. I have no issues playing games on Mac. although I'm not a hardcore gamer.

  • Reply aj |

    Thanks allot I guess I,m gonna buy one in the afternoon even though the next imac is just months away

So, what do you think ?