Here’s everything Apple will unveil this year

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Apple’s 2015 was a little uneven, as products like the Apple Watch and the Apple Music service failed to set the world on fire.

But Apple never stops.

From the highly anticipated iPhone 7 to Apple’s shiny new “Spaceship” Campus 2, here’s everything we expect Apple to launch in 2016.


The big one will be the iPhone 7 (and the attendant iPhone 7 Plus), which is expected to be announced in September.

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One fan’s unofficial iPhone 7 concept design.
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Reports say that to make it thinner, the iPhone 7 won’t have a headphone jack.

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With no headphone jack, Apple will have to come up with its own wireless earbuds, which will reportedly debut alongside the iPhone 7.

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Other likely iPhone 7 features include waterproofing, the ability to make any headphones noise-canceling, and wireless charging.

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One fan’s unofficial iPhone 7 concept design.
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There are also rumors that Apple will announce a smaller, 4-inch iPhone 6c in March. But unlike the iPhone 5c, which had a plastic casing, this one will probably be metal.

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Word is that Apple will also announce an Apple Watch 2 in March. Reports say it will have a front-facing camera for video chatting.

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On the hardware refresh side, 2015’s iPad Pro mega-tablet will probably get a second-generation refresh later this year …

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… and the iPad Air 3 is expected to finally come out in the first half of the year, after being nowhere in sight in 2015.

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A new Mac Pro is long overdue and could finally come out in 2016, as hinted by references in the code of the newest version of OS X.

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In fact, given that Apple’s 2015 was all about introducing new concepts like the new super-thin-and-light Macbook, get ready for lots of hardware refreshes that add a little more horsepower under the hood. The Macbook itself could get a Retina screen this year.

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An exception might be the thinner MacBook Air, which reportedly will see big changes this year, as Apple might kill the smallest 11-inch MacBook Air and add a giant new 15-inch model.

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New hardware means new software, too.

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Coming soon is iOS 9.3 for iPhone and iPad, which will include cool features like Night Shift — a mode that changes the lighting on your device at night to make it easier on your eyes.

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iOS 9.3 will also add nifty new features for educational iPad users, including the first time that a single iPad will support multiple user logins.

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Apple’s iOS in Education apps.
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Another update to the Apple OS X operating system seems likely. In 2015, we got OS X 10.11 El Capitan, named after the mountain in Yosemite National Park. Maybe the next one will be named for Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome.


Apple’s popular Swift programming language is expected to hit version 3.0 sooner rather than later, making it more powerful and flexible for app developers.

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And thanks to acquisitions like the artificial intelligence startup Emotient, expect Apple to start to demonstrate smarter recommendations and search results in apps like Siri and Spotlight Search.

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Apple could also finally announce its long-rumored cable-killing bundle of digital channels for the Apple TV.

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But the biggest news for Apple employees might be the company’s long-delayed, still-under-construction “Spaceship” campus in Cupertino. Apple is due to finally move in before the end of the year.

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There is one other thing …

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Apple may finally acknowledge this year that it’s working on some kind of electric car. It’s the poorest-kept secret in Silicon Valley. Maybe even a prototype?

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