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Ever since 2012 came into view a month or two ago, predictions for new tech releases have been everywhere.

Will there be a new Xbox? It’s unlikely. Will we finally see the iPhone 5? Slightly more likely. But what about the things that we are definitely not going to see?

Here is our pick of five things that Apple will not do in 2012.

Give in to Flash

After a long, hard-fought battle with the online multimedia player, Apple and Steve Jobs have finally got their wish.

Last month, Adobe backed down and announced it will no longer be making Flash available for mobile devices. The company now intends to focus its efforts on HTML 5, Apple’s much preferred media player.

Make a sturdy phone

You save up for months, think of the apps you’re going to download to show your friends, then finally by an iPhone. And what’s the first thing you do with it? Strap a huge plastic case round the outside.

Everyone knows that even the slightest bash can ruin your iPhone forever, but Apple has such a monopoly that this is unlikely to change. Who’d have thought you could make so much money by selling a phone made of glass?

Lower their prices

Acer has just released the Liquid Express – available for as little as £10 a month. The Kindle Fire is expected to go on sale at around the £200 mark in January. When is Apple going to lower its sky high prices?

Apple may lead the way in gadget technology, but when is it going to realise it is not the only ones making this stuff anymore?

Make peace with Samsung

The battle over patents has been rumbling on for while now, and things look set to get really heated in 2012.

Samsung recently landed a blow in Australia when a court overturned a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple fought back a little and got the release date pushed back by a week, but it is still a win for Samsung.

But with more court hearings around the world set for 2012, Apple and Samsung don’t ever look like kissing and making up.

Lose any customers

Despite its problems and its overpriced products, we can’t help but still love Apple. It has one of the highest customer retention rates of any company in the world.

And with the expected release of the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, Apple looks set to keep a hold of its millions of loyal fans.


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