POSTS FOR 2013

Apple’s Fall 2013 Product Announcement

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Apple’s fall product announcement begins at 10am PST; 1pm EST.

My guesses?

  • Definitely: Next-gen iPhone 5S, iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iTunes 11 (with iTunes Radio), updated MacBook Pro.

  • Maybe: New iPads (though I’d bet on spring instead), lower unsubsidized-cost iPhone for other (non-American) countries, updated iMac, updated Thunderbolt 2 display (with USB 3.0).

  • Not a chance: An HDTV, a wrist-watch, a pull-string-to-talk Steve Jobs doll.

How’d I do?

How good were my predictions? Well, this event was a little shorter than I was expecting and they only covered iPhone-related stuff.

  • Next-gen iPhone 5S. Check.

  • iOS 7. Check.

  • iTunes Radio. Sort-of. It got coverage on the website, but not the event.

  • Lower unsubsidized-cost iPhone for other (non-American) countries. I’m going to say I was wrong. Instead, Apple changed their strategy and created a slightly-modified iPhone 5 called the 5c.

  • New MacBook Pro. I was also wrong here.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.