The Apple iPhone 5: cast your wishes here
To that we say great. Most of those things like LTE have been on other smartphones running Android and Windows Phone devices for a while. But since Apple will put an end to all speculations and rumors tomorrow, and hit us with reality (trust us, it’s for good), we feel like today is a great day to think about all the features we want the next iPhone to have.
First, let’s start with a little disclaimer - we’re talking realistic stuff. You probably have friends that are still curious when the iPhone will project holograms or transform into a tablet by... pinching to zoom of all things. The answer is not this year, not next year, and probably not ever in the foreseeable future.
Here’s a couple of suggestions that we’ve seen become reality in other phones, but are still not on the iPhone. What’s your wish for the new Apple iPhone? Do you think Apple will ever make one of those a reality? And does the iPhone really need one of those for you to still like it? Sound off in the comments below.
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Apple iPhone 5 wishes
1. Rugged design. Waterproof
2. Wireless charging
4. microSD card support
5. Better home button
1. kirholstov (Posts: 135; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I'd like to see something really innovative and new
8. kirholstov (Posts: 135; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
That's why I'll buy an Android or a WP8 phone
18. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
2 main reasons I don't get an iPhone:
iTunes and price.
for WP, it's just Zune.
19. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Is it something new to the phone industry? To the iPhone yes, but then the N8 had a 12MP sensor 2 years ago. Heck, even the Pixon 12 and another phone had it before the N8. There are 13MP shooters on Japanese phones and Optimus G.
24. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
And a 16MP one on the HTC Titan 2, as well as others. Of course, MPs aren't everything, as we all should know
26. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
I ain't telling more the MP the better. It all depends on how pixels are used, lens used, bla bla bla. I'm telling that we've seen 12/13/16/41Mp sensors on a phone before and it wouldn't exactly be new or innovative for the industry as a whole. But to a certain group of people and the iPhone it's new.
36. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I wouldn't say "to a certain group of people". It's new to a lot of people. Most people are rocking 8 megapixel cameras or less.
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5539; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The only area that potentially will be new, is in the camera and the chipset. There were rumors about a quad-core A6 being released, but that kind of jump usually shows up first in the iPad.
There have been almost no leaks about the camera in the new iPhone, so curiosity overwhelms in that area. Everything else is more incremental improvement.
15. thelegendofmari (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
What could possible be new? What is out there that is so new it would blow your mind? The first one blew your mind because it was completely "new"...after that then it's basically re-designing the same thing...what could any of these mobile phone possible bring out that would blow your mind with "something really innovative and new"??? The first is always the most mind blowing...Peace
27. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
new design both hardware and ui bcuz everybody got bored that design
34. Droiddoes (unregistered)
LMAO, hope in one hand, sh*t in the other...
2. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
I wish people would realize the iPhone 5 is not worth the hype.
11. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Good luck with that; people still claim the i4s is innovative. 3g in 2012...cutting edge. Sigh.
I wish PA would stop with the posts about this handset until they at least have the correct name.
Why not just repost the wish list from last year that did not happen. Bigger screen, bigger battery, LTE speed....all claimed for last year. None appeared. Let's see if PA has ANYTHING correct about this handset this year.
17. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
actually I read an article on how this whole hype could be a trap. these leaks could be orchestrated by Apple and the real design and all is hiding somewhere... remeber the iPhone 5 leaks last year that were so realistic but ended up with the 4S?
i can't say it will be revolutionary but I can't say it won't be either. just wait till the announcement guys, the more we comment and care, the more these websites will give us news about it, that's the way media works.
3. Raptor9142 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
APple copied Samsung's Projector idea....
10. tiara6918 (Posts: 1329; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
This is the right time for Samsung to sue this time around...
4. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
These are the kinda wishes which set ifans up for major disappointment each year. Its essentially an iphone 4 again this year except a stretched screen,ifans need to accept this reality,it was the same situation last year.
37. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
let's wait for the damn thing to be announced before we start critiquing. The iPhone 4 was not a disappointment. The only reason why the iPhone 4S was a disappointment was because everyone thought it would be the iPhone 5. If we knew ahead of time it was going to be a 4S version, people wouldn't have reacted so intensely.
5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Haha,, you said it"wishes" ,, cause we all know they ain't coming true,,, lol come on,, its apple
6. aravinddr (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
looking forward for a real innovation in this spectacular September ...... best wishes for upcoming apple event....
12. tiara6918 (Posts: 1329; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
My wishes for the iPhone 5 is for it to have a big screen with 3d technology(which is very much unlikely), a quad core processor overclocked at a very high speed, removable battery and micro sd support. But then again, those are just wishes that other manufacturers already had a long time ago so...better stick with android or windows phone
13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
i want it to be SMASH PROOF just like nokia 3310
16. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
The next iPhone will be free
It will have a removable battery
And a micro sd slot
And a micro usb
And you can put directly MP3 files
And you can play any kind of video files
It will be solid and not fragile like glass
It will last 10 years if you want
It will not burn or explode
You don't need to sleep outside of the shop to get one
21. gregoryyy3 (Posts: 95; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
Something I'd really want..
For all the android fans to stfu and let iPhone people be excited.
Sorry that android is really unstable and iOS isn't.
31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
same can be said to all the ifans who dont know anything a talk crap about every other OS just like you did with the line 'android is really unstable' how about some facts to prove this
everyone has a preferred OS but iphone users get so tranfixed with apple they believe nothin can compare....in reality its iOS playing catch up now
besides this is a phone site and from whta ive read most comments just state the obvious, android and even symbian ( the so called dead OS) has had these features for awhile
if you cant handle your precious phone been criticised them maybe you shouldnt be on here
32. gregoryyy3 (Posts: 95; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
If the iPhones now and the next iPhone has everything iPhone users want and are happy with it then why criticize it? I don't remember anyone saying that you had to buy an iPhone, correct? Get over it, android users are always the ones to be first to comment on these iPhone adds but get mad when iPhone users defend themselves. How about you go to another page considering this one has nothing to do with you. And actually it is proven that android to this day is still buggy and iOS is the most stable os platform for the past 5 years. When androids break then your screwed, cause either you have to go pay for another one or restore your phone. Apple's customer service is great and they swap out your phone for you like nothing when in rare instance your iPhone isn't working properly. Good luck tryin to get htc Samsung or any other manufacturer to swap one out for you.
39. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
ok for the last time stop the stupid 'android excuse i dont use an android phone so it renders your piont invalid.
iphone users dont defend with facts and reasonable pionts they just spout off crap about apple been great its immature. this is a site to discuss new tech etc so there will be critising on both sides but difference i found is its mainly apple fans who like your little rant spew absolute crap
your an exampe of a easily offended butt heart ifan. someone says something the slightest be negative about the iphone and your rant about android without even checking if i use android
22. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
When the new iPhone releases, go to the apple store and hold it in one hand and hold your android phone in the other. You will then know why iPhone is preferred by both enterprise customers and normal people. there's only one android that feels awesome in the hand and that is the HTC one S.
disclaimer: I AM NOT AN ifan. I use galaxy S3 and the new iPad. I love android and ios.
25. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
iphones feel like cheap toys with hard rough edges and a tiny form factor. Most Androids feel better built and more pleasant to hold. Plus folks can see what's on the screen at arm's length without the aid of a set of binoculars
30. Savage (unregistered)
What an idiot. You buy a phone because it feels good to hold? And there are better "feel-good" materials than glass.
33. gregoryyy3 (Posts: 95; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
Are you an idiot? That's one of the main reasons you buy a phone is because you don't want a cheap piece of plastic like all other Samsung phones and 80% of all the other androids. And of course he chooses iPhones because of ios.
35. Savage (unregistered)
That makes sense he is buying iPhone. Cares about looks and feel, doesn't know a thing about tech. Samsung is the only one using plastic. HTC and Sony use better materials but you wouldn't know that because you judge Androids based on one phone. And I guess, plastic is to reduce cost of manufacturing of phone. If iPhone even matches SGS 3's hardware, it would cost you no less than $1000. And 20 million Samsung Galaxy SIII buyers liked the so called "plastic feel".
38. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
dude, look and feel are very important. It's not everything, but its important. When you're buying a car, you don't only consider the specs, it has to look nice and feel good driving as well.
41. Savage (unregistered)
I've seen the SGS3 work myself. I don't think its half as ugly as you people say it is.
23. jibraihimi (Posts: 663; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Wish.......??? What wish...........??? PA do u really think that Apple cares about our wishes...........
28. Savage (unregistered)
Even for Apple, all of these wishes are too much to be fulfilled. I don't get it. With so much cash in reserve, they could've progressed to holographic displays and water proof devices. Why don't they put that money in use?
29. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
i wish for samsung to ditch tupperware for their next phones!.... ooops wrong thread