When Apple chiefs step onto the stage for that all important presentation, late Monday afternoon, they had better have something in the bag to woow the faithful, something to replace the current range, because the competition is almost, there, if not banging on the door.
But, and here is the rub, Google in all it's different forms, is the one rattling the door, and they have some very nice kit that so often outguns the apple mobile market. And it's the mobile cloud market Apple have to address. Slowly but surely they are getting it right, but it's a slow process, and it's other like Dropbox and the like who are propping up Apple cloud, Apple needs to interact with them in a more robust way, same goes for their photo app, it's decidedly slow and unhelpful, they should be working with the one player not after their market, Yahoo, and embrace their Flickr product, which is so robust, just works and has an existing pedigree.
Next we want to see magic, the” another thing “, that Jobs was so good at, almost leaving the stage, but turning to offer that one last comment that brought to the stage the next innovation that would shock the world.
The one product that might just do that is the one bottle neck Apple constantly battles with, the link to the Internet, the people or products that control the old telephone market, because they are the ones holding back the development. google might be tackling this with their city wide takeover of the network in Kansas, and the like.
Will we see an Apple TV, I don't think so, but a new Apple TV, now that's a distinct possibility. Will we see another laptop, yes, new versions of Apple Air, to replace the ailing older formats of the MacBook Pro.
A wrist watch, why, what possible need is there for one, but a wearable wrist band that tells me all I need to know about my body, yes that's possible and so is a new, better iPhone to take advantage of this.
Which leads me onto the iPhone, I have an older iPhone 4 that works just fine, but it's beginning to show it's age, it's on the bottom rung of Apple iPhones and as such might just drop of the ladder soon, so I am in the market for a newer product, a new product with massive internal memory, fantastic connection, and a voice command that actually understands my Birmingham accent, and freedom from the vagaries of the ISP's. I don't want a massive screen the compact screen apple uses, is just fine. A headset for music and calls that does not need cables, in fact no cables at all, updating over the net would be nice, oh and induction charging.
As for the iPad, it's fine, small or large the product is cool. Oh please remove the cables, they are a real pain.
So what's the new woow product, what market would be ripe for Apple to bring onto the fold, apart from my comments above, I have no idea, but I shall be there watching just about every feed for information, why can't Apple just live feed.