Predicting the new gadgets that Apple might throw at us is a favorite parlor game of the technology industry, Wall Street and the blogosphere. The latest chatter is that Steve Jobs will reveal at a developer conference beginning June 9 a new version of the iPhone that can surf the Web over fast 3G wireless networks.
But the Wall Street Journal reports that it's more fun thinking about what gadgets Apple might be making in five years.
Forrester Research is the latest to look into the crystal ball in a new report that imagines the Apple products of 2013. But rather than predict Apple jet packs or other outlandish new directions, the research firm uses the company's recent history as a guide to forecasting.
Forrester's conclusion: While much of Apple's great successes have been mobile products such as the iPod and the iPhone, the company will seek to colonize rooms throughout the home
Just what sizes, shapes and forms those colonization efforts will take can be seen here.