A New Year Often Means New Tech – What To Look Out For In 2017


Smartphone with a transparent display.Christmas has come and gone, and for those of you into your gadgets, we hope you received some fantastic tech presents this year. With the festivities out of the way, however, now is the time to start thinking about some of the biggest technology newcomers that will be hitting shelves and changing lives in 2017. We can’t wait to get our hands on the tech that the year has in store for us – here’s just a few of our favourite picks from the bunch!

New iPads and iMacs?

While 2016 was arguably another big year for the iPhone, it’s been a while since we’ve seen any huge twists added to Apple’s landmark iMac home computers nor their iPad range. Insiders hint that we may well be seeing a ‘spring refresh’ of the tablet range, while there are whispers abound that the iMac could be getting a further hardware upgrade sometime soon. Will both arrive by next Christmas? Let’s wait and see.

Google to Revamp Android

There’s further speculation – with some grounding – that Google are set to reimagine their Android and Chrome operating systems, and with it the arrival of a whole new line of laptops. With the massive critical and financial success of the Pixel smartphone in 2016, it’s only too understandable that Google want to strike the tech iron while it’s hot – and while Android has served millions of users well over the years, it is surely ready for something of a refresh. If you’re a Google or Android fan, hold onto your pennies until at least autumn.

Windows Welcomes VR

Virtual Reality became big business in 2016, and while the latest wave of reality gaming and experiences is still rather in its infancy, several big brands and names are piling money into the technology – Sony, HTC and even Microsoft are all on board, and it’s been said that Windows 10 will introduce full support for a whole plethora of VR headsets in the coming months.

Nintendo Switch

On the gaming side of things still, while console gaming will continue to evolve with VR, Nintendo fans can rejoice with the emergence of the hotly-anticipated Switch console in March, the first of its kind to allow you to take games such as Mario Kart and Zelda on the move – before plugging it back into its central hub for TV gaming when you return home.

Anticipate the 8

The big one – for many at least – is the forthcoming iPhone 8. While it’s not been named as yet, several rumours report that Apple’s next smartphone is going to be a huge refresh for the product line, not long after the iPhone 7 was hit by criticisms regarding its similarity to previous lines. The iPhone 8 is, allegedly, going to be entirely constructed from glass, and it’s thought that Apple will be implementing features that focus on augmented reality. Is this inspired by the huge popularity experienced by Pokemon Go last summer? Who’s to say?

2017 promises to be a huge year for tech and we can’t wait – and neither should you! For the latest in news, support and sales for all things technology, count on Tech CPR – call us today on 01246 452319 or get in touch via web form at your convenience for more information.