5 things that could have made the Apple iPhone 5 an even better smartphone

5 things that could have made the Apple iPhone 5 an even better smartphone
The iPhone 5 is a great improvement over the iPhone 4S. It's thinner, lighter and faster. Apple has introduced many new features that will easily improve the overall user experience with the handset, such as a bigger screen, LTE and a more capable processor. However, we do feel that the company could do even more, in order to make the iPhone 5 an even better smartphone!

And no, we don't mean superficial stuff like a 3D screen, hologram projector or a bottle-opener! We mean useful stuff that could really make a difference in your daily grind. Feel free to cycle through the gallery below to find out the things that could have made the Apple iPhone 5 an even better smartphone!

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Dual boot with Android?

24. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

lol that be awesome

29. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

dual boot with android with option to erase ios for those who dont want it :)

31. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

now that it's hardware can handle it... Maybe the 4s could've, but not very well.

32. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

If iPhone can cooperate with Google or Google Android. Ok. World best and the only best smartphone in the world.

38. Suts_97

Posts: 130; Member since: May 05, 2012

I'd rather get an Android phone like the S3 or Optimus G and install a launcher which looks like iOS, if I ever needed it.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Last week, the nokia lumia 920 with a bottle opener and now the iPhone 5 with a blu-ray drive?LOL! Manufacturers now have to think twice of putting some neat and off the hook features before they release a new handset if they want huge number of sales...

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Maybe, just maybe...iPhone 6 with the 6th row of apps might help with the Blu-ray problem!! :P

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Thank you for spelling "Blu-ray" correctly, something the article's author failed to do

45. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Huhhhh...i didn't notice that. Lol...but since you've mentioned it, seems like there are others who think Blu is blue...maybe they are not familiar with it just yet...including our author. Haha. Thanks man!

3. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I thought it had NFC. Oh well. I think the Iphone is over hyped. It's a good phone, and maybe on the bottom end of a high end device. But it's not a new high end device, it never really has been since its debut. It's always playing catch up. Iphone had superior screens and camera, now they don't have superior anything, it's just good.

4. gunnroses

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Blue Ray Drive Seriously? How about transforming into a robot that would kick your ass

8. Ray.S

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Now that's what I call thinking outside the box!

36. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Too bad it would transform into a pathetic robot and not be able to kick anyone's ass.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm glad you said that. I was hoping you were joking at first because I was about to facepalm a brick.

5. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

1-5 spot on. That's what i am missing in iPhone 5. That is why i switch for windows from my Android, probably Nokia lumia 6 I take it as a joke. Good one.

7. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

only Lumia 820 has expandable storage ..

46. cityeighteen

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

At least the 920 comes with 32GB of storage from the get go.

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

People will go to the store to buy it immediately. Why? See the video below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4&feature=player_embedded#!

13. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

The best ... :D

18. bachelorrn0121

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

common comment is thinner and lighter.. if they only knew.. hahaha.. i didn't mend to offend.. but they are iDiots.. HD? *facepalm*

9. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lmao I fell down from chair after looking at the 6th wish!! Haha PA you are funny xDDD Made my day...

10. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

These "If ONly" articles make me queasy. Yeah, the day they support expendable storage is the day when Santa Claus retired and put me in his place!

11. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

A self-destruct button would be better than a BR-D.

14. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Parallels that allow for Android.

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This list of what the iphone 5 should have been could be a mile long. Apple have done as little possible to get the iphone 5 to pass as 'new' and different.

16. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

I know this was already posted up the chain, but this is just so right on, yet sad, hilarious, and amazing. The real reason Apple does so well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4&feature =youtube_gdata_player

34. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

For those of us who can't view videos (work computers and such), care to describe it?

17. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I can't see Apple introducing microSD cards. Looking at how protective they are of their products, I cannot see them allowing you to use a microSD card unless Apple made their own unique ones. They're never going to let you put a Samsung SD card into an iPhone.

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