Analyst says the iPhone 5S (really iOS) will have a new "killer feature", we certainly hope so
0. phoneArena 18 Mar 2013, 20:11 posted on
HTC, Sony, and Samsung have all had their big reveals for new flagship devices, and Motorola/Google is still a couple months away from Google I/O and whatever announcement is made there. So, that means it's time for analysts to come back out and talk about Apple. The newest bit of "analysis" says that the iPhone 5S (but really iOS) will have a new "killer feature", which seems like a pretty obvious thing for Apple to aim at providing...
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2. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
yes indeed and will be the same boring phone and now there are conting with new soft ware to late
59. darkkjedii (Posts: 7791; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No need to. Seen enough on launch night. Not impressed.
67. darkkjedii (Posts: 7791; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nice device but even most of android nation on PA felt let down. Scroll thru the articles and find galaxy s4 officially unveiled. And yes you'll see I cracked a few good ones too
79. HouTexan (Posts: 255; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
But that's the same thing that happened last year when the S3 was announced. PA =/= the world.
89. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 19; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I do have to agree with you on this one. I try to be as unbiased on viewing electronics and I own an iPad & Macbook but also a HP Touchpad (used to) and a SGS3. I do like Android OS WAY better than any of Apple's simple launcher OS... But for me personally, although I like almost everything a whole lot better about Android, iTunes/iCloud is about the only things I like about Apple.
That said, I do really love my SGS3, but for me, the SGS4 was a disappointment. For me it is a very worthy upgrade and successor to the SGS3, but the changes are very incremental and and not too substantial. It's a bigger and more substantial upgrade than of Apple's "S" upgrades, but still slightly disappointing. (Although it is still a very nice phone)
118. taz89 (Posts: 1770; Member since: 03 May 2011)
No way is the s4 a s type upgrade, Phone may look similar but is no way identical the way the 3gs or 4s were...bigger screen and bigger battery in a more smaller device and Samsung deserve credit for that cause its easy to make a device bigger to add bigger screen and battery but its harder to make a device smaller but increase screen and battery and make it thinner and that alone is impressive. Spec wise it either matches or bests any current new phones so if the s4 is a s device then so is everything. When lumia 920 was released it looks like the 900 and 800 etc ...if you compare the jump from s to s2 and s2 to s3 you will see the jump to s4 was the biggest...all these companies have there design language, all iphines look similar, all lumias look similar,all galaxy's look similar,all razrs look similar etc etc what were Samsung suppose to add a 4k screen 16 cores 4gb ram lol
126. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
Though I am not a heavy Android user .. I agree with you here. Not really sure what people were expecting ... Maybe we are just harder to impress these days?
73. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
the force is strong wiz this one.. good comment ray
83. phljcnth (Posts: 165; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Indeed it's a killer feature. One that will kill Apple's business. lol
4. bubbadoes (Posts: 298; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Customizable widgets on homescreen probably and the fans will be in an uproar
5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Remember what the analysts said about siri and how its world changing and s**t like that ? Look at how it turns out one year later ? A gimmick , a bloat , a battery hog .
BTW , the S versions of iPhone are useless .
Both my parents changed from their androids to white iPhone 5 this year .
You get the same design . And most of those software features will be available to the old model anyway .
Worst of all , the iPhone 6 will make the 5s looks very outdated even though it's not .
8. tiara6918 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I don't think the software features will be available to the old model, because apple would ask you to buy their new phone to get that "cool new feature"
121. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
IPhone 4S and 5 is about the same as they both run iOS 6 and are both dual core processors .
Because of iPhone 4 design is on the market for 2 years . Thats why it looks dated as f**k and my basic user mom would not get one
6. 110410 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
It's probably nfc with a different marketing name.
21. jcarrigan (unregistered)
"itransfer" the nfc tech thats better than sliced bread! omg I give up on seeing Apple as any form of a stand up company. I read a comment couple days ago about someone defending apple based on a "i hope apple goes out of business" by saying that it would hurt our economy, how?!? Apple employs asians to make the phones. and they are in asia so how would it hurt the AMERICAN ECONOMY if apple goes out of business, it would make no difference and people will have saved hundreds of dollars from not buying icrap products and instead made an honorable contribution to the AMERICAN ECONOMY.
95. CoveyD (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
I think that was my comment you are talking about jcarrigan, so do me a favor and go back and read it. I was not "defending" Apple, I sell devices and try to get as much people away from there as I possibly can. But if people are not allowed to pay Apple (american company), then it makes Apple have less money, less money means less jobs, means less money to and American company as opposed to Korean, Chinese, etc. The products Apple produces are overhyped by far, but the "asians" they employ overseas are a small thing compared to the footprint they have in America as far as the economy. So I say again, go re-read what I posted instead of seeing something that could somewhat be misconstrued as pro apple, then shutting down any sort of cognitive thinking and smashing your face into the keyboard in order to construct some sort of coherent thought. The economy doesn't revolve around just America, do your research.
136. jcarrigan (unregistered)
How about this, we agree to disagree. I pursuade people to not buy Apple products as well simply because of what the company stands for. I dont care if its American based or not, i still think it would effect the Economy nearly as much as some people think.
94. vincelongman (Posts: 351; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Apple doesnt let you send songs with bluetooth, which other phones have been out before smartphones.
So I dout they will have a nfc file transfer software.
110. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
THEY'LL ENABLE BLUETOOTH TO WORK WITH OTHER DEVICEZ...
OR THE NEW IPHONE GETS EVEN LOOONGER..xD
AZ APPLE SAYZ
7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Killer features that would probably be a killer gimmick. All the ifans will claim that its another innovation.
10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5177; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Sound like those Analyst and this journalist sound desperate for a new revamp ios which I highly doubt it can't do any better
12. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Apple is still looking for components and parts to be assemble in China and test in the bars on noise cancellation issue. If iPhone display is more then 4.5" it is copying Samsung, see you in court Apple.
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 7791; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Som, you should learn "Som" facts and stop blowing hot air. Apple taught Samsung to be successful. The apple iPhone 4, the Samsung galaxy S3, the apple iPhone 4S, the Samsung galaxy S3-S. apple iPhone 4S black and white, Samsung galaxy S3-S black and white. They even copied apples event marquee. Siri, s voice, Sammy has learned to unify their brand from apple. That's why the note 8.0 looks like all the galaxy phones now. They also took a page from apple to make all there galaxies look the same regardless of carrier. They now due to apple launch there galaxies at a marquee event held in prime time. They copied apples video trimming feature, picture folders, home button, chrome or stainless band, face it the S3-S is an incremental update and deal with. Now see that in court Som.
99. ray386407 (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
You really are closed minded Samsung has been making products before the iPhone ever existed they don't need to copy nothing from apple. Lol did you even know most of the parts of an iPhone are made from Samsung any ways and lg and Sony. Please I'm tired of you I sheep trying to justify for apples lake of innovation give Samsung credit actually give every manufacter credit because everybody Sammy moto HTC blackberry windows every one has been coming up with new ideas and different things and apple just brings out a new device every year with a feature or 2 that's they lie and say they added 200 new features and its all ways something that's existed for over a year all ready. The only thing apple is reallygood at is marketing because they really know how to sway close minded people into lliterally buying the same device over and over and over and kver . If I'm wrong tell me something that was completely new to apple that they created and please don't say work because I was doing that same thing on my old droid x with am apple before the 4s even came out and I bet you can't come up with anything
119. taz89 (Posts: 1770; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Are you seriously saying trying to create a unifying brand is copying...anyone that thinks making a phone black and white was introduced by apple I cant take serioisly ...I can think of multiple devices way before apple that not only came black and white but multiple colours...if the s4 is an equivalent to a 4s upgrade than what is the iPhone 5 cause IMO the s4 has more changes than even the 5.
132. Droiddoes (unregistered)
What's it like to be as crazy as you are? Like, do you make a deliberate effort? Do you have to stay in practice? Do you even know how crazy you are?
101. ray386407 (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
I meant to say don't say siri auto correct
17. Joshing4fun (Posts: 965; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Just think about whatever the latest and greatest android feature is, and then give it a cute name. That's what the killer feature will be.
25. jcarrigan (unregistered)
you mean the latest and greatest android feature from 2010 and then give it a cute name with an "i" in front of it :)
28. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
strange, they forgot to flaunt the revolutionary iNotifications on iOS5.
26. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Remember when Apple Maps was going to revolutionize everything?
Yeah, analysts are always right.
33. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4735; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
You all have it wrong - the killer feature is iMaps finally works correctly. You heard it first on PA!
39. DaHarder (Posts: 126; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
It's likely just a finger print reader to unlock the phone/sign-in integrated into the HOME button - Oh Joy.
Let's just hope whatever this 'killer feature' is it's far better (read: ready for prime time) than SIRI or Apple Maps, and comes with a nice overhaul of that tired 'iPhoneOS' errr iOS UI they've been using for some 7 years now.
40. cheetah2k (Posts: 696; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Comes with a "killer feature"? iGun or iTaser? maybe an iLaser?
41. Aeires (unregistered)
BS article to pump up AAPL, it spiked after this was reported by Barron's. Original article has absolutely no proof, just conjecture.
43. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
too late apple..Sammy already killed pretty much everything,,oh there might be some leftovers :p
48. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
iPhone users...............Delete multiple contacts in your phone at once, oh wait you can't lol
78. darkkjedii (Posts: 7791; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Samsung users drive down the street while s voice highlights and reads an article that you clicked on
to you. Oh wait you can't lol
92. taikucing (Posts: 609; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
It's easy. Just find the app like that in Google Play Store
129. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1331; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Since that's way more useful and common....why are you using your phone while driving anyway you moron.....hahah banned!
137. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Excuse me, but why even mention Samsung in this context?
projecting insecurities, perhaps?
50. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Apple did NOT invent anything. Everything they created was from another company. They just took ideas that already existed and made them into their own calming they had it first. For people to stand behind a company with that kind of reputation is beyond me....
52. jroc74 (Posts: 3458; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
With what has and what will come out in Android land....its gonna be really hard for Apple, iOS, the iPhone to one up.
WP has Nokia and their innovations.
Hate to say it but the iPhone, iOS really is looking stale. It still sells alot....so does it matter?
54. raihansazal (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
it may be iBluetooth(one of the most common feature in mobile phones). 50$ china phone also has it............
58. protozeloz (Posts: 5189; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I heard Apple Maps was a killer in Australia
66. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Lemme guess, fingerprint scanner isn't? SMH!