Mobile and Wireless: iPhone 5: 10 Ways Apple Can Improve on the iPhone 4S

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-02-07 Print this article Print
The iPhone 4S Is Boring

The iPhone 4S Is Boring

The iPhone 4S might be selling extremely well, but that doesn't mean that it's not boring. The device looks the same as its predecessor, the iPhone 4, and only includes a few improvements here and there. It's about time Apple shows off something that pushes design ideas forward, and doesn't deliver something we've seen before.
Apple's iPhone 5 will likely launch at some point this year, but so far, the technology giant hasn't said when that might be. Even so, the rumor mill has been suggesting Apple will follow last year's lead and try to launch the new handset at some point during the tail end of the summer or early fall. So far, several rumors have cropped up about the iPhone 5. Some say that the device will come in multiple flavors, appealing to those who want both larger and smaller displays. Others say Apple will offer up a single model that boasts huge improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. More still, say Apple will launch a nominally upgraded iPhone 5 that won't in any way shock or impress consumers. Simply put, the only people who know what the iPhone 5 will look like are those working at Apple. And as you might expect, not one of them is saying what the next device will be like. But that doesn't mean the iPhone 5 can't be improved upon. In fact, the device must be an improvement over its predecessor.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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