What’s Left for Apple this 2011?

Posted on 12. Sep, 2011 by in iPhone 4S Blog

AppleJust when we thought Apple has finally rested its case with the release of the Mac OS X Lion last July 2011, rumors prove otherwise. Apple is uncontrollable and consistent to their cause—making them the undisputed largest producer of smart phones and tablets to date.

At the start of the year, Apple started out with gloom as Steve Jobs announced his medical leave. But that did not hinder the company from hitting all-time high sales for the iPhone 4, which has ended its exclusive contract with AT&T last February; and the release of the much anticipated iPad 2 was also unprecedented. The release of the Mac App Store also intensified Apple’s stronghold in the gadget and software industry. But Apple is not yet done with their “2011 to-do-list”.

iPhone 5

Perhaps cavemen are the only people left unaware of the upcoming release of this fifth iteration of the much-coveted smart phone. Last year, at around the start of the third quarter, Apple has released a high-fashion fourth generation smart phone, the iPhone 4 and as expected it became a worldwide phenomenon.

iPhone 4S is expected to be sleeker, lighter and more top-of-the-line—and there’s no doubt about Apple’s consistency. The only thing inconsistent is its release date, owing it to the unexpected resignation of Jobs, and other demands and constraints.

iOS 5

iOS 5 is expected to be released alongside the iPhone 5. This revitalized and much-improved operating system is expected to be the default OS of all Apple products, with Macbooks included. iOS 5 boasts an additional 200 features which includes, among others, a notification center, the iMessage (an Apple version of the popular BBM), Twitter integration, independence from PCs and Macs, and the integration of the iCloud technology… which brings us to the next upcoming feat.

iCloud

iCloud is the wireless push technology that allows the users to manage their photos, music, videos, documents or what-have-you easily. It’s like a virtual hard drive which lets a user access these files from any Apple device or PC with the use of a Wi-Fi or internet connection. With iCloud, there’ no need to sync, or manage at all.