Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 2012
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
OS X 10.9
The next major release of Apple’s desktop/laptop operating system (codenamed Lynx) will come out sometime next summer, observers believe, and could mark a shift toward bringing it more features that are in common with its phone/tablet operating system iOS. This could include Siri, the intelligent personal assistant, and Maps, its somewhat tarnished capability for embedding mapping in applications.