Dec 182012
 

 

What kind of performance will there be for Apple in 2012? There following are the top five forecasts the American CNET made.

1. The advent of 1.Apple TV

Same with the IPad and iPhone, the Apple TV has had a lot of rumors before the launch. As the saying goes, where there is smoke there is fire, the launch of Apple TV will become a hot topic in 2013.

It remains uncertain that what the Apple TV will look like. Apple has produced its own set-top boxes, but it does not fit to plug in cable television cable. On the contrary, its main purpose is to connect Apple’s digital stores and third-party streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. In 2013, Apple is expected to launch a full-fledged Apple TV, but the premise is to create a better set-top box which is able to receive television programs and have basic control functions.

2. To live in peace with competitors

The 2012 is an unrest year for Apple, while the 2013 will be the year of peace, which we have seen between Apple and HTC. Then, such peace, of course, can also be implemented in Apple and other competitors (especially Samsung and Google).

3. “IRadio” streaming music service launched

It has been years since the rumor that Apple will launch iRadio streaming music services, but there has been no more information. At the same time, competitors such as Spotify and Rdio have already significantly been ahead in the field.

Apple products have been to act as a platform in the past few years to allow many companies sell their application. BUt Apple slowly increase more functionality for iTunes through iCloud.

Sources told CNET, Apple with three major record companies trading negotiations still “nowhere near enough.” However, this does not rule out the possibility that Apple use its huge cash reserves in the next year, the possibility of completing the transaction.

4. Apple map improvement

In 2012, the launch of the Apple Maps application and mistakes bring great embarrassment to Apple. In 2013, Apple map must have some improvements, but please do not expect it to completely change overnight.

5. Siri mature

It has been more than a year since Apple introduced Siri. But Apple still has some tough work to do about Siri. In IOS6 system, Apple has added some new tricks to Siri. Next, Apple will greatly enhance the speed of Siri, and integrates more third-party applications and services. In addition, there are indications that Apple will have more products equipped with Siri, such as Mac and Apple TV.

Dec 132012
 

The news from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently testing the Apple TV set design. The company has Apple TV “Hockey puck” device, which allows the content of iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer displayed on the screen in the home, and there are a wide variety of services.

It seems to get closer and closer, “although it is not an official product, it’s in the early stages of the test.” According to insiders, Foxconn invested and portfolio Sharp big screen factory in Japan SAKAI city.

Sharp factories is mainly for the 60 inches or more large screen size manufacturing, Foxconn investson it and gives half of the orders for large-size screen support. For example, Foxconn has assembled Vizio 60-inch big screens, so they also have a TV production experience, and we all know it has been in production of iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer, so at this point, Apple is likely to have Foxconn to produce Apple TV.

It is reported that a few years ago Apple has been doing tests on TV products, but rumors and pressure did not as ferocious as this time, the authenticity of the message still needs to be examined further, but we expect to see the birth of the Apple TV .