Its Time to Offer the A6 Processor

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-08-03 Print this article Print

5. 4G LTE

With the sheer number of smartphones launching nowadays with 4G LTE networking, it would only make sense for Apple to deliver the same connectivity option. In mobile wireless, 4G LTE is the future. And everyone knows it.

6. A new look and feel

The iPhone design is getting a little old. It made its debut a couple of years ago with the launch of the iPhone 4 and persisted until now through the iPhone 4S. Apple should launch a new design with the iPhone 5 and show that it€™s not content to simply maintain status quo and collect its profits each quarter.

7. That smaller Dock connector port

According to several reports, Apple will be launching a smaller Dock connector port in the next iPhone. The port would deliver 19 pins, as compared to the 30-pin variety Apple is using now. That might annoy some accessories owners, but that smaller port should offer more functionality over time. Better yet, it€™ll save Apple precious space in its mobile devices. It€™s a win-win.

8. A continued desire to deliver mobility

One of the key aspects of Apple€™s iPhone success over the years has been its willingness to make its device as mobile as possible. The iPhone is thin, not too long, and fits perfectly in a pocket. As Apple finalizes its latest design, it should be sure to continue to offer the high-quality mobility everyone has come to expect from the firm.

9. Bring on the A6 processor

When Apple announced the new iPad, many hoped that it would unveil the A6 processor. Instead, it delivered the A5X processor in the device. Speculation abounds that the next iPhone will come with the quad-core A6 processor. One can only hope.

10. Wireless charging

Apple has slowly but surely started the process of going entirely wireless with its many products. Rather than hook up the iPhone to a computer to update it, for example, wireless updates are available. However, Apple has yet to cut the cord in one very important place: wireless charging. It€™s about time Apple delivers wireless charging to the iPhone ecosystem. And the best way to do that is to deliver it in the iPhone 5.

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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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