iPhone 6, iWatch, iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 Autumn Release


7/24/2014 9:04 AM

Apple Analysis Opinion

When can we expect it?

The rapidly approaching autumn will bring us new and improved gadgets and software from Apple. The new gadgets will most likely be: iPhone 6 with larger display sizes and a new device known as iWatch. While iPhone 6 has been anticipated for quite some time and there is already plenty of information about the new features and capabilities, iWatch still remains a mystery with nothing but rumours. The expected software changes are: new iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).

Although there is no official release date yet, we can expect iOS 8 to be released some time between September 8th and September 12th with iPhone 6 released between September 12th and September 18th. This is backed up by statistical data. So far both iOS 7 and iOS 8 took 49 days to get to Beta 4. This year, the development of iOS 8 started on the 2nd of June, 8 days earlier than iOS 7 in 2013. We can therefore conclude that iOS 8 release will take place 8 days earlier than iOS 7 last year, which is the 10th of September.

The timeline for iOS 7 and iOS 8 is as follows:

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The interest Apple is displaying towards wearable gadget is important in the long run and could very well be the next big thing, just like smartphones were.

What's more, wearable electronics is no longer a geek-only thing. There are already dozens of new small wearable devices designed to enhance and improve our lives. Google Glass, Samsung Pebble and Apple iWatch are probably the most famous. Numerous devices already exist that help with medical problems, monitor our lifestyle or help with other specific day-to-day tasks. Soon there will be a device for every aspect of our lives.

Currently however, only a handful of such devices is capable of Internet access. Once wearable electronics reaches the point where it can access the Internet without draining battery in a blink of an eye, a new, greater challenge will emerge for websites and web services. While conventional devices may vary in size and shape, they all have one thing in common - a screen as the primary way of delivering content. Wearable electronics is bound to revolutionize the way information is presented to users.

Server-side device detection will play the key role in presenting content for such devices as javascript and other client-side scripting languages are very unlikely to be supported on wearable devices, at least initially.