iPhone

iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

As usual, Apple is keeping the iPhone rumor mills working at a fast and furious pace. Some new features we know from details of iOS 5, many are based on wide-spread rumors, and others are just fantasy. So here we go with this list of what the ideal iPhone 5 features we'd like to see, as compiled by David Carnoy of CNET's Fully Equipped. Also see CNET's iPhone 5 rumor roundup.

Credit: MacRumors commissioned this mock-up based on alleged iPhone 5 case schematics. MacRumors.com

14 comments
llandau
llandau

if someone losses a phone that has this feature, does this mean you gotta cancel your credit card account every time you leave/loss your phone somewhere. I would never have this on my cellphone because of this reason. Even with newer "security" - I wouldn't want to have all my accounts wiped out just because I accidently left my phone in a taxi or diner or......

Head_IT_Man
Head_IT_Man

The OSK a) takes up too much screen real estate and using the OSK means you can NEVER touch type (same with the iPAD, but you can get extra Kb for them). What about a USB port..... Wait - if they're not gonna put it in an iPad2, chance of putting in the iPhone 5 = < -100%. What about OS upgrades that don't freeze your phone, resulting in lost data? How about TRUE synching with iTunes PC--> Phone (ie, the differences on BOTH systems are mirrored on BOTH devices). How about a BACKUP process that takes more than settings - photos, notes, files, music etc. Losing that stuff every time I do the OS upgrade is doing my head in.

Animal13
Animal13

I'm just curious why the author chose 50% for more memory. There already is a 64Gb iPod. I'm actually hoping for an iPhone with 128 Gb so I can store more music and photographs on it.

BillGates_z
BillGates_z

Same for all smartphones. I wish I didn't have to ransom my first born to pay for a data plan.

enricog
enricog

All you'll get is a good looking phone. If you want good reception, features and flexibility look elsewhere.

Slayer_
Slayer_

I am sure a great many people would like that.

xeno.zentag
xeno.zentag

First of all, this will probably be a 'refresh' rather than a new release since a year really isn't enough to come out with ground-breaking new features (the announced updates to iOS5 are stunningly inadequate, and what on earth would you do with a dual core phone that doesn't like to multi-task?). Second, Android has multi-tasking, better notifications, an open Market (yay open source!), flash (although admittedly it's on it's way out), better integration with FREE services (e.g. sync data with Google accounts) and not to mention the price (starting at less than $200 without a contract!) so wait till next year to ride the iWave.

TNT
TNT

Because with a few minor exceptions (like NCF Payment and longer battery life) the Motorola flagship Atrix 4G has all these features. I know, I have one. TIP: There is a good video calling app called Qik that is available for free, works with the front-facing camera on the Atrix, and is available for iPhone as well. Forget FaceTime and break out of Apple dependence, install Qik and video call your Android friends too.

ManOnFire6469
ManOnFire6469 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Why buy an iPhone, when you can buy a good Android device that already has most of these features available now?

artin.kb
artin.kb like.author.displayName 1 Like

Think of this that iPhone is more consistent annually in production than any other phone. I would never pay for a phone 2 or 3 times a year (what's the point of changing phone? to wast money). It's nice to buy a phone when the company has brought all the major changes to phone once a year in production where those who want to buy can upgrade their phones. I'd prefer to have iPhone with no SD card and unnecessary function used only once a month which Android has and iPhone doesn't. Phone needs a good performance and synchronization to other products just as all Apples product does and Android has not much to offer about this.

Twistabister
Twistabister

Why? Probably because of battery life.. If Android ever gets that issue straightened out they'll be on to something.. Whats the point of a wireless smart phone when its always connected to a charger..

samstoughton
samstoughton

In response to this posting about 4g & Android battery life. My Samsung product has zero issues that relate to battery life. Your implied image of me seeking out a power source at every turn is silly. I use my phone more than most & do not have that need ever. The phone manages my apps really well. At first I thought your concern would in fact ring true. Wrong! So as you said "they" do in fact seem to be on to something. I love Apple products & enjoy the fun banter between the two sets of fans. Both are incredible products. OK. I am going to go & watch a video on my Droid that is being streamed at 4G & probably save it to my SD card.

taomaster99
taomaster99 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I'd say the first 5 or 6 are truly wishful thinking, flash support and SD card HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Murphy Chan
Murphy Chan

and still lol when i saw the sdcard as wishlist