GoPro recently announced the company will let go 270 of its workers, after which its stock saw a noticeable drop. Despite the recent events GoPro will launch the GoPro Hero during 2017, as confirmed by the company’s CEO, Nicholas Woodman.
Unfortunately, no exact date has been mentioned, with Woodman vaguely stating that “The Hero 6 and other devices would release over the next 12 months,” during GoPro’s financial earnings call.
He also noted that “There will be new cameras and other accessories released during the year and new camera namely being Hero 6. But we’re not going to share any information as to the timing or any other details around the release of those new products as you can imagine.”
Basically, the only known fact is that the Hero 6 will see the light of day during this year, but no one knows when exactly. The last GoPro Hero model came out in December 2016, two years after the Hero 4, so it is expected for the Hero 6 to hit the shelves sometime around November or December 2017.
There’s no info regarding features of the upcoming model, but Woodman revealed, during his interview with Engadget, that he would love to create a spherical 360-degree camera, an “Ultimate GoPro.”
While this would indeed be cool, it is more likely for any potential 360-degree GoPro camera to wear a different sub-brand.