The Cupertino tech-giant Apple has posted a record breaking quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion for the year 2014. The iPhone selling company made a -quarterly net profit of $18.4 billion.
These are the results of revenue from iPhone 6, Mac and performance of the App store. Pointedly, iPhone unit sales of 74.5 million also has set new records, as the company shipped 1 billion iOS devices to date. The recent release of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has convinced lots of Android users to switch to the iPhone.
One of the main reason is also that, Apple has made $16.1 billion in revenue from Greater China, which is the big reason for the record setting quarter. Apple, which is maintaining the consistency over past few month, is now planning to release the lined-up device in this year.
Now in 2015, Apple is planning to release its wearable dubbed as Apple Watch, to expand other services like Apple Pay, Apple TV and will launch the successor of iPhones and iPads with some major tweaks.
GizBot presents to you the 10 devices that Apple may release this 2015, excited?! Swirl through the slider below.
Reportedly, the Apple Watch will be made available this year in two variants including 1.5-inch and 1.7-inch screen sizes with Sapphire display. The Apple Watch is said to boast a Retina display and a feature called 'Force Touch', which means the screen knows how hard you are pressing it. There's Bluetooth 4.0 support, NFC, WiFi and Magsafe wireless charging support, and the two models measure in at 38mm and 42mm respectively.
Apple Watch release date will be April 2015, according to CEO Tim Cook.
Apple is expected to launch a sized-up iPad this year. If rumors are to be believed, it will be called "iPad Pro" or "iPad Plus." The upcoming tablet is said to carry a display size of 12.2-12.9 inch display and also come equipped with volume rockers on the right side of the device, a lock button on the top right, a Lightning charger on its bottom center, and a Touch ID capacitive home button in central position. The latest rumors suggests that iPad Pro may launch sometime in the late spring or early summer of this year.
Apple might update its iPad Air again this year and it could be even thinner. According to the latest rumor, iPad Air 3 will be equipped with 4GB RAM. More reports say, that the A9 chip will be used. Additionally, it is said to measure 305.31 x 220.8 x 7mm. It will be launched between April to June 2015.
And more iPads..
Reportedly, the iPad Mini 4 will probably come out this fall. It should have a faster processor, touch ID and a better camera.
If Apple follows the traditions, we can expect the iPhone 7 to arrive in mid-September 2015. iPhone 7 could feature a 3D display, iPhone 7's camera will have a two-lens system that could help allow users to capture "DSLR-quality imagery.", Apple's A9 processor.
iPhone 6 variants
Apple is rumored to be working on an iPhone 6 Mini, which could bring the iPhone 6's design and features to a compact 4-inch frame in 2015.
Apple updates its iOS software platform for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch regularly once a year. Similarly, iOS 9 will launch in 2015, and chances are it will be unveiled at WWDC 2015 in the summer.
Apple will probably unveil a new version of OS X this year. The last two have been named after natural landmarks in California: Mavericks and Yosemite. We're hoping for Shasta, after the volcano.
Most Apple fanboys expects new 12-inch MacBook Air to appear in the first half of 2015. The MacBook Air update in 2015 is likely to see a major exterior redesign. Rumours suggest that the new MacBook Air could have a 12-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2,304 x 1,440, which represents a pixel density of 226 pixels per inch, or ppi
It's possible that we will see both a refreshed 27-inch Retina iMac with a Broadwell processor in 2015, as well as 21-inch Retina models. Broadwell chips suitable for the iMac are not launching until mid-2015, pointing towards a potential fall release for new iMacs.
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