While most of those products are just new installments to their never-ending stream of, laptops, phones or smartwatches, some behind-the-scenes ventures might manage to break the mold. Those more far-out ideas are obviously kept under pretty tight wraps, so with a healthy dose of speculation (and skepticism)....
Yes, you read correctly. Apple has reportedly been on working on developing vehicle-centric technology. The effort, titled "Project Titan" was apparently started in 2014 and originally focused on creating a full-fledged electric vehicle. Reports suggest that internal struggles derailed those plans, however, and now Apple is apparently shifting their focus to developing self-driving technology. With the number of companies now involved in pursuing self-driving cars, would it really be surprising if Apple joined in on the race?
While augmented reality hardware may still be several years off, a heftier virtual reality headset that blends both VR and AR may be closer to fruition. Bloomberg reports suggest that the headset, which would challenge Facebook's Oculus, could utilize ultra-high resolution screens that blur the line between reality and the virtual world. According to a report from The Information, the headset could be released in 2022.
According to yet another Bloomberg report, Apple will join a growing list of companies working on satellite base internet. Like Elon Musk's Starlink, the project would utilize a network of satellites (potentially some placed in low Earth orbit) to beam data direct to consumers. The report, which dates back to December last year, says that Apple has plans to release the service in about five years, that is if the satellites ever actually mange to make it off the ground.