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Apple in 2013 polls ends, accessory trends poll begins

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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With over 1,500 votes from iLounge readers, our most recent poll—“What are you most hoping to see from Apple in 2013?”—has ended. Readers were asked to identify which rumoured or likely new product from Apple they are most looking forward to in the new year.

The top respondents were split pretty evenly between an iPad mini with Retina Display (19%), iOS 7 (17%), an Apple Television Set (16%), and a completely new product such as an Apple Watch coming in at 15%. 10% of readers indicated they they’re most looking forward to a next-generation iPhone, while 9% are hoping for an updated Apple TV set-top box, rather than a full-fledged television set. Of the remaining respondents, 7% indicated that they would most like to see a slimmer, next-generation iPad, 5% were hoping for a major new iPod release, and only 3% indicated that they would be most interested in a subscription music service from Apple.

What are you most hoping to see from Apple in 2013?
Total Votes: 1600
An Apple Television Set
 16% (254)
 
An updated Apple TV set-top box
 8% (135)
 
An iPad mini with Retina Display
 19% (301)
 
A slimmer next-generation iPad
 7% (113)
 
The next-generation iPhone
 10% (155)
 
A major new iPod release
 5% (79)
 
iOS 7
 17% (270)
 
A subscription music service
 3% (50)
 
A completely new product (e.g. an Apple Watch)
 15% (243)
 

On the heels of the 2013 International CES, where our editors saw thousands of new iPod, iPhone and iPad accessories and noted several major trends from manufacturers, we’re curious to know what you think will be the biggest trend in the Apple accessory market for 2013. Do you think that we’ll see developers move away from AirPlay and/or Lightning for speakers in favour of Bluetooth, or do you think developers will fully embrace Lightning? Will other Bluetooth accessories such as watches, health monitors, and fitness devices come into their own this year, or do you think it will be the year for more premium cases, successful indie projects from Kickstarter or specialized and niche products to appear?
Our latest poll—“What do you think the biggest trend in Apple accessories will be in 2013?” lets you have your say. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main iLounge.com homepage. Cast your vote today!

What do you think the biggest trend in Apple accessories will be in 2013?
Total Votes: 906
More Bluetooth speakers
 14% (127)
 
Fewer AirPlay speakers
 3% (25)
 
More Lightning accessories
 49% (442)
 
More Bluetooth accessories
 11% (104)
 
More premium cases
 6% (53)
 
More successful indie products
 5% (45)
 
More specialized/niche products
 12% (110)
 

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