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What people want to see in the next Apple iPhone

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What people want to see in the next Apple iPhone
With rumors continuing to insist that the 7th generation Apple iPhone will be an an incremental update titled the Apple iPhone 5S, USAToday thought it might be an interesting idea to see what the average Joe wants to see on the next iteration of the phone. Houston cop Shynolan Reese would like to see the next Apple iPhone carry a larger screen size. "I want a screen comparable to the Galaxy," says the officer, who asked for the next iPhone to weigh in with a display of at least 4.5 inches. Remember, until the Apple iPhone 5, all iPhone models carried 3.5 inch displays. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 will have a 4.99 inch screen. 

It could be that Dallas based marketing pro Elizabeth Zamora does not know what a widget is. Zamora would like the next iPhone to offer weather information directly on the homescreen when she wakes up in the morning. We would suggest that Ms. Zamora check out Android. Even though iOS 7 is expected to have a re-design of the Apple UI, there is no guarantee that widgets are coming to the Apple iPhone.

Other changes wanted for the next Apple iPhone include wireless charging, something more likely to be seen in next year's new model. Meanwhile, a fingerprint scanner is on the wish list for Washington D.C. resident Brian Carter. That also is something more likely to be seen next year, especially since pictures allegedly showing the home button for the Apple iPhone 5S did not reveal any of the necessary components for such a feature.

So what features would you like to see on the next Apple iPhone?

source: USAToday

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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:34 19

1. the_s2 (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


iOS 7 with a very urgent updated UI. Not to mention, a proper file management system (which is never gonna happen.)

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:31 21

26. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


5 inch screen not tall screen.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:49 1

161. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Forget what features we what NEW features we want to see in an iPhone...We want to see a NEW iPhone itself!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:49 6

110. ScottSchneider (Posts: 322; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


What ever changes we require is not going to be coming in the next iPhone... It will always be the same old UI and the same old screen and the same old logo at the back...

This doesnt change anything...

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 07:17 4

136. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


"same old logo" -- ofcourse is gonna have the logo, what devices on this earth don't have their companies logos?...

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 04:07 5

128. martinlosha (unregistered)


Dude educate yourself, PLEASE....
There is a proper file manager for ios and all you have to do is spend 2 minutes of your time and jailbreak your device

Is called iFile.

You can also install widgets from Cydia and there are many options to customise your device.

You've never seen a Jailbroken ipad?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 04:26 3

129. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


well u dont need to sh*t on an android for just a proper file manager and widgets lol..u just have to turn the phone on and you have it

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:53

134. martinlosha (unregistered)


Yes but with jail breaking you can make your ipad work like an android device.
One way another ( with jailbreaking ) an ipad can pretty much have all the benefits of android.

But how exactly are you gonna play (lets say infinity blade or walking dead ) on your android device if the app simply doesn't exist?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 07:22

138. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Jailbreaking an ipad giives you way more power and features over any android devices rooted or non rooted at any time.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 07:20

137. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Maybe not... but you'll always jailbreak (root) your android devices for many more features just as we do with ios devices.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:47

130. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


exactly, don't expect from iFeaturephone = iConboard to serve any significant innovation....
1) no copy a file
2) no open any file in any app
3) just iCons from 1990

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:39 11

2. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


bigger battery

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:20 25

21. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


one more row of apps i mean 7th row it makes iO7 with 7th row perfect......!!!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:29 9

24. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


hahaha

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 18:23 5

60. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yep bro......Lol

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 00:04 2

120. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 167; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


How about a removable battery.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:48 1

131. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


won't be much better....better to buy a real smartphone where you can easily swap batteries ;)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 07:46 1

143. Jack1192 (Posts: 35; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


who the hell in his right mind would thumb this comment down?

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:42 21

3. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


It to use android.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:44 20

4. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


why would anyone want that? if someone wants android they have alot to choose from already

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:01 6

9. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


then theres no point of calling it an iPhone !

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:50 2

133. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


exactly, iPhone nowdays means outdated, boring, dumb phone with just iCons :)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 08:46

148. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


no only your comment is dumb

there are people using the iphone who are so much smarter then you, its there choice kid. while you try hard to hate there just getting on with life not caring what petty crap you can come up with

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:18

151. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Why you going off topic for? So what if there smart! The point here he is talking about a same booooooooring ap laucher that has never changed for 5 years!

No need for your trash talk,
Answer his question!

If its there choice its time to show tell them and migrate them from a prison os to Linux!

Linux users are much smarter and are prestiged and work with Government cia fbi for totall security! They don't use scrap ios™

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:35

154. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Of course, there is much more smarter people than me doing stupidities :-)

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:09 12

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Pretty lame comment dude

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 01:37 2

122. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i thought it was funny...

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:14 5

18. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


That phone already exists,its called the goophone 5.
I Had customer in with one recently,looked exactly like an iphone 5 but was kitted out with at the time ics.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:30 1

25. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


agree to have bootcamp and run andriod and windows

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 07:37

142. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Why use android when android has apps in space that dont support a lot of devices including new devices yet to be released.

I had a samsung gs 3 and everything was fine until a week later when i wanted to install an app, you know what it said? nothing!!! couldn't find it, not supported on the gs3 but supported on other phones like my roommates htc one s. When i went to the desktop version of google play, it said... "not supported on your device" or "your device is not compatible"..

You don't think is BS to pay for such expensive items just to find out the apps you want don't work on your $700 android device? right, trust me, a lot of ios users had android devices and experienced the same problem, fact.

And a lot of users still like android better than ios, but android is way too far behind when it comes to customer satisfaction, OS smoothness, App compatibility and many more... Period.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:49 8

5. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Bigger screen (At least 4.5 inches with 720p - 1080p resolution)
Bigger battery
Novel design

Better, more flexible UI
Not have one gimmicky feature that everyone buys it for

I know that with the 5s they will probably just update the software and keep the design the same though...

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:50

6. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


every hopes and everything you wants not gonna happen this year.
just wait maybe next year

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:10 4

15. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


try next 20 years. apple will add new things when they find a way to steal your money.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:57 10

7. tedkord (Posts: 5132; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


So basically, they want Apple to continue becoming Android.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:05 4

10. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


no as a company cant become an os

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 18:50 2

72. ZeroCide (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


NOOOOO!!! If apple became android it would ruin android.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:58 5

8. plary122 (Posts: 33; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


u forget nfc, better camera and different colors

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:08 8

11. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Android :P

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:09

13. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Honestly, i want the Next iPhone to be a Nexus. I think that Apple has the hardware, but i prefer using Android in almost every way. Right now i'm having an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4, and i just don't use my Nexus 4 that often because of the lack of LTE, the limited storage (if google wants me to use the cloud then they should atleast give me access to google fiber), average camera and terrible low light capabilities ( the iP5's camera is unbeatable, even people in PA voted for it), terrible speakers, and bad battery life, not to mention a slightly dull and washed out display when compared to the iP5, and my Nexus 4 heats and once it does performance in games becomes really laggy. i've been able to fix some of the problems of iOS with jailbreak, but i still wish my iPhone 5 would run Android 4.2.2, as much as i wish my Nexus 4 had better hardware

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:10 2

14. rayman173 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


A bigger screen is a must.Widgets would be nice as well as a customizable lockscreen, they also need to loosen up their ecosystem less restrictions on the system may win me over.........but maybe not

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:12 4

16. Jurdiales (Posts: 121; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Apple knows how to make phones, with just 1 model per year, it has a great sucess, no one can deny it, but it need to change their UI and be more... user-friendly? Too much people complains about iOS because its not like Android, and guess what? It's not Android, I don't even think that Apple in some future develops iOS to be more developer friendly, but anyway... I like their designs, the problem is that is the same design from almost 7 years ago, just updated to this times, they need more variety, its boring to have more of the same, i'm an android user, and i don't like iOS because is not flexible as an UI, but at least it works as expected...

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:13 2

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6690; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They want too see same sise screen same ui same rectangle design & the same processor

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:15 6

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bigger screen, more ram, new UI, new design. iOS as it sits has gotten stale, and has even had its share of bugs which caused the "it just works" to lose its luster. Android became more iOS like where it needed to most ( more smoothness with project butter, and less buggy laggy, and glitchy)... iOS has become what android was a couple years ago (less smooth, more laggy buggy, and glitchy). Shock us apple, with all the money in your stash we all know what you're capable of, just do it.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:17

150. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


True statement dark. Only thing I can think of for the thumbs down are the people that will thumb you down for anything you say lol.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:18 3

20. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I think we former Apple Iphone users has seen this before over the past years since 2006 when the iphone came out . The only way Im going back to iphone if they bring something like the Note 2. Great Screen. OUTSTANDING BATTERY LIFE . Some customization will be appreciated. Otherwise I will keep myself away unless I see something really different. Android seems to be one step ahead Apple

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:21 8

22. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


ifans will want the iphone to have alot of changes,then it'll end up being the exact same phone again and they will cry with happiness and say its what they always wanted.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:26 7

23. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


just like the s4, same thing happened and im sure many will be unhappy me pointing that out, right now though theres more rabid samsung fans then apple fans left on here

proof is in the comments

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:36 3

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your comment is very true. The s4 is a great device, but it is an incremental upgrade. I buying one cuz it's a great device, andro never speaks about the s4 being incremental though.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:04 1

35. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


what would have made it much better thought?? they actually added quite a bit a new features and capabilities over the previous model where as apple literally just gave a you a bigger screen...

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:19 2

37. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


no your failing...no your dodging the point that all the android users and fans said unless samsung do a redesign and ditch the plastic they wont be interested and ta dar the new plastic similar designed s4 appears and they all say its what they wanted and samsung did it all perfect etc

both phones are incremental updates and hardly offer much for someone with a iphone 4s or samsung s3 to upgrade.....dont boast about specs as at this point in day to day usage you wont notice a major difference

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:23 5

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I don't care for the plastic on the S4. Why? I always wrap my phones in Otterbox, even when I had the HTC Sensation 4G. I'll take protection over beauty.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:29 2

43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


your missing the point, many said unless samsung move away from there cheap plastic they will not entertain the thought of getting it yet when the s4 was shown to be made of said plastic suddenly it was perfect and as you said they came up with the theory that putting a case on it means its fine........then when iphone users said they use a case they got slated saying they shouldnt need a case

double standards at its best and no im not saying the s4 is bad before all the android rabbits go all defence but it is a device thats got a similar story to the iphone 5. plus fanboys love the like just wait for the sales the s4 will win when someone mentions the HTC one or xperia ....this is the same line apple fans used to get attacked for using

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:50 6

49. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If I had an iPhone, no matter what model, I will put a case on it. I don't care what anyone else says or thinks about it. It's my phone, not theirs.

And double standard? Look at the many HTC and Nokia handsets that have cases on them. Just because people on the site don't put a case on a phone with a great design doesn't mean other people will. You missed MY point. The average Joe will buy a case for their phone, whether it's an iPhone or the HTC One.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 22:27 1

115. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Both of my phones have cases on them. +1 Smurf

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:46

109. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


no...

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 19:27 2

76. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Well said. How many people buy based on pretty? It's like buying a car and only caring for the color.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 18:13 2

54. MartyK (Posts: 725; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


No you fail, you see we already have several Androids device to choose from..from your so call plastic(S4) to full aluminum body (One) even added the glassy(Nexus 4) phone (Sony and the original iPhone-LG).
So really the choice is up to the android user taste,
What says you iPhoners?

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 18:20

57. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


what are you replying to?

have you literally just replied in defense and taken my comment out of context to try and take a dig that the ios doesnt come on loads of devices?

plus you can narrow android users choice down pretty easy as most on here wont samsung as its samsung, or nexus for the stock experience. general public will choose any of the great android devices available.

but i dont see your point in any way

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 19:31 4

79. willard12 (Posts: 869; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


So you haven't seen any android users comment that they were getting the HTC One instead, really?

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 19:39

83. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is so true. Wish I can give you two thumbs up.

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