Tomorrow, the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to finally break cover and show itself to the world. It’s expected to be the biggest redesign and redefinition we’ve ever seen in the iPhone family bringing features like LTE, new design with a larger screen and more processing power.
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.
Apple iPhone 5 wishes
Apple iPhone 5 wishes
1. Rugged design. Waterproof
With that awesome camera the iPhone just begs to be taken underwater for some amazing shots. Or at the very least give you the piece of mind that when dropped into water, or just dropped from a few feet, it will survive.
2. Wireless charging
If Nokia can do it on the Lumia 920 with those colorful awesome pillows, we bet Apple can too. Given that we still have to charge our phones almost every day, why not make this easier? We can’t count just how many times we’ve stumbled over a cable and freaked out hearing how that fragile glass hits the floor.
A couple of years ago, a pico projector built inside a phone would have sounded ludicrous, but now with a device like the Samsung Galaxy Beam, we know it’s possible. Having the opportunity to watch a movie from your smartphone on a 50-inch projection at home is really a bit of a geek dream to us.
4. microSD card support
Having expandable memory on the iPhone is most certainly a dream that’s not going to happen on the iPhone 5. But is it possible? You betcha, it's literally on every other Android smartphone and soon on Windows Phone smartphones.
5. Better home button
We love the idea of having one big button that takes you back home. It’s simple, it’s fool proof. It’s perfect for the average user that tends to get scared whenever those menus start getting too complicated. But we’ve seen the round home button on iPhones break way too often, and hope to see a change. Hopefully, it will be a similarly prominent and simple button, but this time much more time-proof.