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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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posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:07 3

74. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Kinda wish they'd add an ego lowering feature lol

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:13

75. Penny (Posts: 1128; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Like they say, "buy the rumor, sell the news." Analysts want to profit from a rise in Apple share prices, so they will start turning that rumor mill. Then, they will sell their shares just as Apple is about to announce the phone, just in case it doesn't live up to the hype they created. If there is enough buzz and the stock continues to go up, they will buy more shares and start looking for that plateau again.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:48

85. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5210; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


"killer feature" ? iBeam? Capacitive home button? iScrolling? Floating iTouch? 0_O

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:49 4

86. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


What ever this killer feature will be it's going to be crap. to them its killer but once in consumers hands its going to the most useless feature ever in a phone period.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 23:29 2

88. wando77 (Posts: 268; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Makes me laugh when people say the s4 is a minor upgrade. What would all you experts have done EXTRA on it? Improve the screen somehow? More power/ram? More than 13mp/2mp cameras?.......REALLY??
The design is also the perfect compromise in my opinion. All glass front (GG3), METAL frame and a plastic back that ensures you can STILL swap out memory/battery. And software..... Android is now VERY mature so what would you add to it. I think they have done well to add as many software features as they have. Rant over

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 23:44 1

91. taikucing (unregistered)


I'm just stopping by and find nothing here. Let's move to the other articles.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 00:27 1

96. rejaz (unregistered)


Apple should also improve the battery of iphone 5s. It should be atleast 2k. They can catch more customers if they do so.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:06

100. jdfieweger (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Why does everyone hate apple so much? I mean the majority of the time in comments is a natural disgust for apple. First of all I do not use an iPhone, I have in the past but its just not for me personally, however, I completely understand why people want to buy one. Working in the cell phone industry most customers do not want or care about all the things that android devices offer, they just want it to be able to work out of the box. Anyone that honestly says an iphone is not a good device is clearly biased. Its not up to par with todays android devices but sometimes we get caught up in specs wars. I honestly would love to see apple completely shock everyone and come out with the best phone on the market because that would just cause all the android manufactures to continue producing great devices.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:37 3

104. taikucing (unregistered)


1st - iPhone is overpriced, just like the mac & other Apple products.
2nd - iPhone has less features
3rd - Apple patent everything that is not deserved to be patented (rounded corner, bouncing effect, slide to unlock)
4th - Apple steal some ideas from others, patent them & claim that they're Apple's invention.
5th - Apple sue other companies in many coutries
6th - Apple don't want to be sued
7th - Apple was trying to remove Google Maps app from the app store eventhough Google maps is free, better than Apple maps and many iphone users love google maps

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:13

102. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


guess it is the e wallet

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:42

106. garz_pa (Posts: 153; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Okay.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:44

107. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Apple still has around 32 invention. one of them that Samsung showed on Super Amoled flexible screen the news bar in screen bezel.

google it

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:24

111. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


IPhone wireless charging but not qi or pma standard but iAir charging and nfc but wait gotta buy nfc usage and wireless charging needs a special case. iMoney for required things that shouldbe standard.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:25 1

113. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I figured it out, true multitasking!!!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:56 2

120. taikucing (unregistered)


A killer feature - the feature that kills Apple itself
LOL

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:55

124. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 249; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


iTranslate? or maybe iRemote!!!! no no, they wont do that. IR beams havent been in phones for 2 years yet...

maybe iAction Photo!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:49

125. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


Kind of easy to figure out. The rumored streaming music service.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 14:19

131. Banana (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


That's right. Free music streaming based on hours of use (no restrictions). For unlimited streaming you have to pay $4.99 per month.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 10:38

128. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1570; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


New killer feature: iXplode. Now even more explosive power than previous models! REVOLUTIONARY - it just works

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 12:58 1

130. jeternal740 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


It's no secret, Authentec was just brought for $355 million by Apple in July 2012. Authentec specializes in biometric security hardware/software, such as fingerprint readers (Look up HP Simple Pass ) This will most likely be implemented into future iphones and ipads.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 15:46

133. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes it will auto increase in size when you really hold it and turn it ON.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:09

134. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 244; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I'm guessing that this "killer feature" will be something that Android has had for a while

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:32

135. androidTaker (unregistered)


iPhone 5S's "killer feature" will include a small fold-able Swiss iKnife inside the phone.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 05:37

138. roby2013 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


we neec a 5 inch screen with 13mp camera and the front 5mp
nfc,3D display. double lead flash at the back
a new sensor that unlocks the phone by their seeing the eye or finger print
the bootlogo from bootup animates

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:14

139. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the iMurder.. To start, you give the iPhone5s to your victim as a gift.. Thats it! Sit back and watch your victim slowly die out of boredom.. Also try iStupid and iDiot..

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:51

140. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Killer Feature: iTransfer -_- (May be NFC or Bluetooth)
And iF*gs will call this innovation.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:23

141. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


"iPhone killer" feature.

Funny how the placement of quotation marks can help to clear up the message.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:24

142. RTS112788 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


OMG the stupid Americans ang talking into something. What will this benefit to you guys? Before you buy a phone check it first if the features that the phone provides suits your needs. I find all of your conversation stupid and non sense.

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