NEWS ANALYSIS: There is a good chance that Apple will introduce the iPhone 5 next month. If it does, there are some basic features in the design of the smartphone’s case and its external look and feel that are essential to keep it on the cutting edge.
iPhone 5 is on the minds of current handset owners
. The device, which could
be introduced as early as next month, could set off yet another rapid round of
smartphone upgrades among Apple fans who always opt for the latest model
available. A solid design, some nice software enhancements and improved
internal components will do the trick. Another nominal upgrade, like that which
came in the iPhone 4S, wont.
There has already been a lot of speculation and discussion of about what sort of
components should be built into the iPhone 5. For the most part, correctly guessing what features will
eventually show up in the device isnt all that tough. But predicting the look
and feel of the smartphones case, however, is far more difficult.
Apple historically has been very conservative in changing the overall look and feel
of the iPhone. But there are certain features that would help keep this popular
unit on the cutting edge. And it would be awfully nice if Apple delivered on
on to find out what would be really nice to see in Apples iPhone 5
1. A slimmer body
According to some reports, Apples iPhone 5 will be quite a bit slimmer than the iPhone
4S. One of the more recent reports say that the thickness could be up to 20
percent less than the iPhone 4S. That would be awfully nice. A slimmer body
makes for a lighter, more mobile device. And thats what everyone wants
2. The same old width
last thing Apple should do is make the iPhone 5 any wider than it is right now
With the current design, Apples handset is narrow enough to fit easily into a
pocket or purse. If it gets any wider, it might start to get a bit unwieldy and
that will hurt the mobility factor that has been one of its best features.
3. Gorilla Glass is a must
According to several reports, Apple will deliver Gorilla Glass 2 to the iPhone 5. If so,
that would mean that if users drop the device, the chances of it actually
breaking would be far lower than in the iPhone 4S. That will be appreciated by
anyone who has shattered the iPhones glass screen cover.
4. The long-rumored Liquidmetal
Liquidmetal might just be one of the most desirable features for the iPhone 5. Liquidmetal,
which actually isnt liquid at all, is a mixture of titanium, copper, nickel,
and many other metals. Its designed to make the iPhones case resistant to scratches,
corrosion and other damage that can turn a smartphone into waste. It would be
a great addition to the iPhone 5.