What do we expect from a Mac in 2016
The past year for the Macs ended very well: a completely new MacBook in 2015 became one of the most brilliant products of the company. The updated iMac 21.5 finally received a clear and full retina display and the total sales of Apple computers of the year have exceeded 21 million units. We decided to make a compilation of how the new Mac can be transformed in 2016 and unite all the user’s expectations.
Improved Mac App Store
The advent of the App Store on OS X was undoubtedly one of the most intriguing events. Many users were waiting for the same success of the App Store for desktop systems, as well as after its release on iOS. However, due to high demands of Apple the developers have disappointed so much that most of the applications didn’t appear on OS X, and some, such as Sketch, just gave up, because their program simply disappeared from the store.
We hope that in 2016 Apple will finally focus on mitigation policies and add more applications to the App Store, and finally make a decent copy of their iOS store.
Last summer, Intel introduced a new data transmission technology, but still didn’t make it for mass production. Thunderbolt 3 transmits data at a rate up to 40 Gbitps, can charge devices and supports 4k. And all of that through the USB-C. If Apple decides to adopt this new technology it can get rid of our usual USB-port, fully switching to a new type of connector and equip their entire line of Macs.
Most likely, this turn of events awaits us later in 2016, as currently the only manufacturer that has implemented the Thunderbolt 3 is Dell and there were no prerequisites from Apple yet.
Get rid of HDD in iMac
Apple has always stood out through its categoriality – the abandonment of CD-drives in the MacBook Pro and support for HTML5 instead of Adobe Flash are good examples. That’s why we hope that the next generation of iMacs will get rid of HDD and will be equipped with a combined HDD and SSD drives Fusion Drive or SSD only. Time of magnetic recording devices is steadily coming to an end – Apple must finish with a long torment launch of system and applications on iMac.
New hardware for MacBooks
In 2015, the company showed the new MacBook with 12” retina screen, just one USB-C port and pretty weak Intel Core M processor. Thus the performance of the device couldn’t even reach the MacBook Air 13” that was released back in 2013. Perhaps the new model of 2016 will receive a new Thunderbolt 3 instead of USB-C and the hardware will please us with high speeds and powerful programs.
External Retina Display
Fans of 27” Thunderbolt Display for a long time waiting for the update, because an external monitor from Apple is the best solution for working with your Mac Pro or Mac mini. The only representative of the line has not been updated since 2011, so it is possible that the company will finally please us with new Retina display.