Ok, so this isn't exactly related to hardware or software (well, it could be eventually), but who isn't hoping that Disney fixes the Star Wars mess made by George Lucas and his lackluster prequels? The internet has seemingly been lit on fire since the Lucasfilm acquisition, and there's plenty of speculation about what a seventh episode will bring.
One thing for certain is that Lucas had all nine episodes mapped out since the beginning, so just keep all those Thrawn dreams to yourself. He mentioned decades ago that the three trilogies would be spaced apart by decades, with the latter three placing Luke as the older Jedi instructor, the same role Sir Alec Guinness served in the original Star Wars.
That said, there's speculation on whether Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford would even make a return to the Star Wars universe. All three have confirmed an interest (who wouldn't, seriously?), but just recently George Lucas admitted that all three were already signed up.
"We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison -- or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them [about Disney's Lucasfilm acquisition] to say, 'Look, this is what’s going on,'" he told BusinessWeek. "Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they [Disney, Lucasfilm] want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them."
"I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not," Lucas added. He also said that he's attended meetings regarded the new film, pointing out what can and cannot be done in the Star Wars universe.
"You know, 'The cars don’t have wheels. They fly with antigravity,'" he said. "There’s a million little pieces. Or I can say, 'He doesn’t have the power to do that, or he has to do this.' I know all that stuff."
Recently Carrie Fisher said that she will indeed make an appearance in Episode VII, but then her representative followed up with CNN saying that "she was joking" and that "nothing has been announced." Mark Hamill has been the most vocal of the three, describing what Lucas planned since the development of the original Star Wars.