Number one request for next Apple iPhone? A longer lasting battery

Number one request for next Apple iPhone? A longer lasting battery
USA Today decided to poll random people walking on the streets of Venice Beach California to see what new features the average non-smartphone obsessed American consumer might want to see on the next iteration of the Apple iPhone. After all, the Apple iPhone 5S is expected to be unveiled on September 10th along with the low-cost Apple iPhone 5C.

The number one request for the new iPhone? Longer battery life. With the Motorola DROID MAXX capable of providing users two days of battery life on a single charge, Apple will have to place a beefier battery in its new model. Koral Kramer, visiting from Israel, complains about the battery life on his Apple iPhone. "All the time, it runs out," says Kramer. "It's not fun." Another foreigner, England's Maria Tsakanika, concurs with Kramer. "I have to take my charger with me everywhere," she sighs. New Jersey's Kelsey Jungfer says that he only gets two hours of battery life when he is using his iPhone constantly, and would like to see the cell get 8 hours of life between charges.

Next on the Apple iPhone 5S wish list is a new camera. Surprisingly though, it seems that it is the 1.2MP front-facing shooter that has captured the ire of current iPhone users. "Better the quality on the front-view camera," says Isabel Alvarez, from Northern California. Italy's Federica Andredi has a different suggestion for Apple. She wants to see more color options besides black and white. Recent leaks indicate that Andrfedi will be getting her wish taken care of with speculation that a gold colored Apple iPhone 5S is on the way.

Other wishes include a screen that doesn't crack or break, improved "hearing" for Siri so that she can understand accents better, a waterproof casing and a built-in projector.

The good news for potential Apple iPhone 5S buyers is that some of the things they want are on the way. The new Apple iPhone 5S is said to have a higher capacity battery than the one on the current model. In addition, an improved rear facing camera is expected with the ability to take better pictures in low-lighting conditions thanks to a lower f/2.0 aperture setting. And iOS 7 includes a way for users to teach Siri how to pronounce a difficult sounding name correctly.

Certainly there are many more wishes that will be granted, and we should be finding out more as we get closer to September 10th. All you need to do is to keep your eyes right here. We will keep you up to date as many key devices get unwrapped over the next several weeks. On September 4th, the camera-centric Sony i1 Honami is scheduled to be introduced. On that same day, we should see the Samsung Galaxy Note III and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch introduced, followed on September 10th with the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C.

source: USAToday

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

If you want a phone with a longer lasting battery, get the Changhong Z9 with a 5000mAh battery. Made in China.

4. maysider

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

No, iPhone users love when you say them what they are allowed to do....

52. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

I can't believe they are so easily pleased.Simple people like simple things. I would have an extensive list of demands with all items on it as a priority.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, get a Mophie case.

40. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Last time I checked they want you to use some hideous headphone extension with the case. And there are some pretty awesome cases for the iPhone that people won't be able to use. I don't trust the mophie in a drop test.

3. maysider

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

I always say that iPhone users would be satisfied with an old Nokia without 1) free copy a file 2) default app (browser) selection 3) just 20 years old icon concept Just like iPhone or iPad :)

5. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Oh iWoe is them, t'is true. iAlways see that pesky little white cord plugged in; never a day goes by as iTraverse along my merry way that iStumble upon the wretched beast. You see them everywhere: they're plugged in at railroad stations; in coffee shops; in bank vestiBules; at movie theaters; always at the gym (iTripped on one of those iPhone chargers just last week as I was changing from the treadmill to the lifecycle, iAm suing that dreadful blond girl who left that hazardous iCharger haphazardly strewn about); they are everywhere I tell you!!! In a way, I feel so sorry for them: they always HAVE to have their chargers; their screens are so small, they always HAVE to have binoculars; they always HAVE to be connected to iTunes; they always HAVE to use wi-fi; their new OS7 looks like it was put together by rAiNbow BriTe; they have size-envy when they see a Galaxy Note 2; they have feature-envy when they see a Galaxy S4; it's just pathetic really. Good luck on the upgrade, though. Here's to another new charging port and headphone jack; hope it all works out!!

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Feel free to post on a non-fruity article. iReally like you.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

By Dorothy69. Enjoy your vacation "dude". PA is cracking down on trolls, and people that simply come here to bring down the integrity of their site. Kudos PA!!!

39. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What did she say ? :'(

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude I've been to a safety meeting at my job, had a good workout first thing this morning, and spent quality time with my fiancé. How about you do some productive stuff this fine day, other than troll DJ. step away from your computer, phone, or tablet and go get some fresh air. Jogging, walking push-ups, the treadmill, elliptical, or stairs will do fine. Get out the house, head to the mall, and hit on some girls. I know you don't know what hitting on girls means so I'll explain it. It doesn't, I repeat doesn't mean literally hit on them, that's a crime and will land you in jail. It means approach them, and strike up a conversation, introduce yourself and ask her her name. Tell her how nice she looks, and ask if she's single...ya know stuff like that. I know you come to this site just to pi$$ off ifans as you call us, but dude tell me this please? Are you really spending this nice day (atleast in Vegas its nice) to just come on PA to pi$$ of apple users? Dude I'd be ashamed to tell someone that. I feel sorry for you if that's how you spend your down time. I like to start my day with a brisk walk, or run, come home shower, and head to work or chill if its the wknd. Hitting the weights also is fun for me, or walking my four legged buddy torch the Great Dane. Hope this has been helpful to ya, cuz wow dude when you told me you come to this site just to pi$$ off ifans, all I could do is SMDH. Ohhh and one more thing, dorothy69 is not a she. He is a male pretending to be a female for the attention. Don't be so naive, just read between the lines.

47. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What Facebook content does in PhoneArena? :D

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Remember hit on girls, don't hit on girls.

6. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

These are probably the idiots who use their phones at max brightness and don't realize it uses more battery.

9. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

You are quite right there though. I have noticed a couple of my colleagues that use iphones do not reduce the screen lock time. I think it is usually on for up to 5 minutes each time they use the phone. 30 seconds is more than enough.

7. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i think this is the number 1 request for most smartphone users nowadays.....need some major improvements in the battery department to keep up with those 1080p screens etc

8. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Note II with ZeroLemon 9300mAh. My record was 1 week between charges. nuff said

41. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And, if you do run low on the juice, there is always the option to replace the battery.... (eeek!)

10. azafirster

Posts: 44; Member since: May 01, 2012

I agree, better battery life is an issue with all touch screen smartphones, especially with iPhone.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

How bout first of all turn off your data if youre not using the browser. 2nd stop constantly using your phone a lot another way too save your battery.

14. Caukerzee

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

Apple logic: +1inch = Innovation. We already know what the 5s will be like. Nothing to anticipate.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

iPhone already has a better battery life vs 90% of the phones out there. I wonder what those other phones ask for? (hit expand to see the full list in each test)

19. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I also wish for better battery life. What's my advantage? I carry extra batteries. Instant recharge and I keep going. iphone users have to leave their phone in the office to charge and are now without a phone.

22. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

With the same money you use to buy the extra batteries, you can buy a battery case. Problem solved.

27. papss unregistered

That's too logical for fandroids.. Don't blow their fragile minds with that alternative.

35. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

External or internal? I'm contemplating getting one of the big 10k mAh batteries for upcoming camping trips, or I'll get one of those Nokias with the 30-day standby or whatever that one is.

37. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Also, micro USB so universal to everything worthwhile (no iDevices)

49. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

Not exactly. My friends have Iphones mostly the 5 a couple the 4s and they complain about the battery. after 5 or so hours they have low battery meanwhile on my Lumia 920 It doesn't happen for 8-9 hours.

50. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I'm sorry but I'll believe GsmArena's tests vs your imaginary friends. The Lumia 920 doesn't even come close to the iphone 5's battery life.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My #1 request is to hurry up and release it already. Apple take my money.

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