NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple’s iPhone 5 is launching in September, according to many media reports. So it’s not too late to tell Apple what features the device should have to deliver the smartphone design of our dreams.
iPhone 5 is reportedly launching in September
. This means todays consumers
have only about a month to wait until they can finally see what the company has
planned for the future of its smartphone. Over the last several months, the
public has been inundated with rumors and speculation on what the next iPhone
might deliver. Will it have a bigger screen? Will near-field communication make
its way to the handset? Should we expect a new design?
As one might expect, Apple has stayed tight-lipped on the eventual launch of its
smartphone, giving no clues whatsoever on what the device might offer. But that
shouldnt stop would-be buyers or technology enthusiasts from speculating on
the product and offering up their own wish lists for the handset. Thats part
of the fun surrounding iPhone launches.
Read on to find out what wed love to see in the iPhone 5. If Apple delivers all of
these features, it can go a long way in impressing even the most ardent Apple
1. That bigger display
According to most reports surrounding Apples iPhone 5, the
device will come with a 4-inch display
. Apples current iPhones have
3.5-inch screens. Although Apple hasnt confirmed it, the chances of the
company delivering a 4-inch display in the iPhone 5 seem awfully high.
From this point on, consumers and enterprise users can expect to see near-field
communication make its way to Android-based handsets. They cant expect the
same from Apples iPhones. In the iPhone 5, Apple can change that and finally
offer near-field communication and all of the benefits that go with it.
3. Same price
Apple has historically kept its latest iPhones at the same price as its predecessors.
The company must do the same with the iPhone 5. At $199 with a two-year
contract, the iPhone is perfectly priced. And Apple should do everything it can
to maintain that price level with carriers.
4. iOS 6, of course
It wouldnt be the iPhone 5 unless Apple offers iOS 6 in the device. After all,
iOS 6 is the latest mobile operating system from the company and should
be bundled in its best mobile hardware