Top 10: Announcements I want to see from Apple in 2018

There is no doubt, that Apple has had a great 2017. They released the latest iPad Pro with the ProMotion 120Hz display, iPhone X and the iMac Pro along with software updates for all.

Apple has also had a few hiccups throughout the year including the announcement of the HomePod, supposedly released in December but delayed to probably as late as March 2018.

Lots of people also reported a lot of issues with iOS 11 not running well on older devices and recent controversy over Apple supposedly slowing down your older devices on purpose.

In this Top 10, I want to go over (in no particular order), what I personally want to see from Apple in 2018. This list may be different to yours since I am an app developer and is based on the devices I currently own, but I imagine a lot of people would have a few from my list.

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macOS 10.13 Wishlist

I have been a Mac user full-time on my MacBook Pro Retina for a few years now with my first solid taste of Mac software starting with OS X Mavericks, then Yosemite, then El Capitan and the most recent macOS Sierra.

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There have not really been any rumours when it comes to updates to macOS, which does signal that people seem to care a lot about iOS and not so much the other three platforms. I do spend more time on my MacBook Pro than I do my phone, but because the Mac is such a matured platform, the changes that are needed to the platform seem to be more on the hardware side then on the software side. I continuously see comments online saying that people just want a better MacBook Pro, better Mac Pro, updated Mac Mini, updated iMac etc. and none of these complaints were about software.

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Apple’s “Hello Again” Event – Expectations

Apple has today announced that they will be holding a keynote on Thursday October 27th at 10am PT in Cupertino where they have some major announcements to make.

This event is expected to be a Mac only event with major updates to multiple products in the Mac lineup.

In this post I’ll summarise what to expect from the event.

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Top 5: Favourite macOS Sierra Features

macOS Sierra is the new version of the Mac Operating System that runs on computers that have Mac in their name.

The previously named operating system being OS X has got a name change to macOS, which ties it in better with the rest of the Apple operating system lineup being iOS, watchOS and tvOS, and in this post I’m going to list my Top 5 favourite features from this new release.

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Initial Impressions: WWDC 2016 Keynote

UPDATE #1: Changes to list of compatible iOS 10 devices.

Apple’s WWDC has just started with the opening keynote, where the company announced:

  • macOS Sierra
  • iOS 10
  • watchOS 3
  • tvOS 10
  • Swift Playgrounds

In this post with the event having finished not that long ago, here are my impressions of everything announced:

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Rumour: OS X to become macOS

Apple has been naming it’s desktop operating system as OS X for the past 15 years now.

There have been:

  • OS X 10.0 (Cheetah) in Early 2001.
  • OS X 10.1 (Puma) in Late 2001.
  • OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) in Late 2002.
  • OS X 10.3 (Panther) in Late 2003.
  • OS X 10.4 (Tiger) in Early 2005.
  • OS X 10.5 (Leopard) in Late 2007.
  • OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) in Late 2009.
  • OS X 10.7 (Lion) in Mid 2010.
  • OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) in Mid 2012.
  • OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) in Late 2013.
  • OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) in Late 2014.
  • OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) in Late 2015.

Prior to all of this though, OS X was originally called “Mac OS” and the latest rumour suggests that OS X will be renamed to macOS.

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