Didn’t Tim Cook say that it will be a late christmas for everyone?
No. I personally don’t care about Apple’s plan to rename OS X to macOS and I also don’t care about iOS 10 and its GUI changes, or OS X 10.12 either. Sorry Tim, but that to me is all minor stuff. And I don’t expect any innovation from Apple in this area. Ok. Siri may be a great new feature for OS X 10.12 (and a long-overdue one) but I personally won’t use it.
New hardware? Well. If Apple really want to keep the hardware interesting for its user base, then that is definitely something that they will need to do. And pronto.
About that touch strip to replace the function keys. Nice, but that is not a major change. The hardware will still be assembled in China, with a high(er) price tag (than competitors), and everything will still be soldered, even more so, so you cannot update anything without voiding your warranty or bricking the darn thing. The current MacPro with outdated processors and graphics cards is one example of Apple hardware that needs to be updated.
About expanding ApplePay to more countries? That is going to happen, soon, but that is nothing more than an absolute necessity. Not that I need a credit card for anything, because we only use debit cards here.
Backups to iCloud? That would be cool, but it’s not an absolute necessity.
Solving the problems in AppStore? Another absolute necessity, but don’t expect any innovation there.
AppleTV and tvOS? Please. Give me a break. You can’t be serious. That is still a hobby project.
But if that is the ‘late christmas for everyone‘ that Tim Cook was talking about, then we need a new Santa Claus (LOL) because I won’t be happy with my christmas present(s).
So what would make me happy? Hmm. Another “one more thing…” moment perhaps. The day that people can start ripping that stupid white Apple logo from the back of their cars… and get one with Apple carOS may change my mind. It will be expensive (wink wink) like anything else that Apple sells, and that won’t change in the near future (or AAPL will need to fail) but an Apple (electric) car would definitely be something to look forward to. Let’s see if Apple can still be innovative and crush Tesla. However. This of course won’t happen until Apple buys Tesla! I mean. Who else?
Tip of the day: Get a new SSD or have one ready for OS X 10.12 (get ready and install OS X 10.11.6 on it).