For the first time in six years Apple is starting to struggle to keep people on the up. Stock prices have been shooting down and Apple is starting to be considered a company resting on its past designs, because it doesn’t have any innovative ideas.
This will be argued by both sides, but we must remember designers like Jony Ive still work day-to-day at Cupertino, and there are many more like Ive who have amazing ideas for the future.
One of the reasons Apple has had this negative backlash is due to the company not releasing any significant redesigns or new products since the passing of Steve Jobs.
With this next iPhone, iPad and iOS release, we may see Apple’s comeback. All three products are said to be redesigned in some way, and the software is going to completely redesigned to fit with new mobileÂ aesthetics.
The iPad 5 will reportedly feature a slimmer design and redesign to fit with the iPad Mini. The thinner design will come from Apple reduced LED size. The next iPad will also move to a film-based touch sensor.
We expect the iPad 5 to be released by Apple next month or it may come in September. The odds are sooner rather than later, due to Apple’s hurried position to keep stocks up.
News has came out about iOS7 getting more developers on board from the OS X team, due to a redesign. The new software update may come with the new iPad.
We have no news yet on the iPhone 5S, iPhone Mini or iPhone 6 release dates. Many suspect Apple will drop the iPhone 5S the same time as the iPad 5, with the iPad Mini 2 coming out that time as well.
This is all just speculation, for the moment. Apple needs to have new fruit in its garden if it is to survive the coming years, even with $170 billion sitting in the bank for harsh winters.