iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

Summary: The iPhone 5 is expected to arrive in the early fall with the announcement coming in weeks. Here's what you hope to see - inside and out.

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  • As usual, Apple is keeping the iPhone rumor mills working at a fast and furious pace. Some new features we know from details of iOS 5, many are based on wide-spread rumors, and others are just fantasy. So here we go with this list of what the ideal iPhone 5 features we'd like to see, as compiled by David Carnoy of CNET's Fully Equipped. Also see CNET's iPhone 5 rumor roundup.

    Credit: MacRumors commissioned this mock-up based on alleged iPhone 5 case schematics. MacRumors.com

  • Rumors have been circulating for a while that voice controls are coming to the iPhone. But when? Certainly no one would complain if you were ablet to compose and send e-mails or text messages with the sound of your voice.

    Chances of implementation: 70 percent

Topics: Smartphones, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility

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  • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

    Not to drop calls? :-)
    mrdelurk@...
    • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

      @mrdelurk@...
      I keep seeiing this on lists -- I have had my iPhone 3Gs for two years now with AT&T and have one dropped call so far. The guy on the other end went through a tunnel where there was no reception. What gives? I do not understand.
      oterrya
      • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

        @oterrya I agree! I have a 3Gs and never have problems with it.
        brighteyes459@...
      • Where do you live?

        @oterrya
        Had the 3G, 3GS and i4.
        I travel all over the US, Canada and Caribbean.
        Call quality is poor and dropped calls are the norm.
        This is on any gsm network, not just ATT.

        I will say the i4 is an improvement over the 3G/3GS for drops, but the quality is still sub-par.
        rhonin
      • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

        @oterrya
        Totally agree, I've had a 3GS for 2 years (and still have it today) and have yet to experience a dropped call when I have at least 1 bar of reception; usually have 3-5 where I live/work :)
        MrElectrifyer
      • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

        @oterrya Springfield Illinois, Chicago, and St Louis MO and have a few family who are required by their employers to use at&t, I have uscellular and virgin mobile, and often take trips to the aforementioned cities, I never lost data through virgin mobile hotspots, and am often on the phone the whole time, I have never lost a call, exception is the bluffs along Mississippi basin where no device gets reception. My family member's at&t phones, razor, iPhone, Droid global(?) Would often drop calls and the call quality is questionable only opinion. Their data was unreliable also the phone might say it has 3g but any browser within the phone or any device using it's data would show an empty network response or server timeout. BUT what many people don't take into account is that all carriers cover different areas better, when on longer trips I've noticed that at&t were better than uscellular or sprint or both, in Nevada at&t was best, in Sebastian FL virgin mobile(sprint) was the best with at&t about the same quality as uscellular. I wont be buying an iPhone unless its offered on uscellular or sprint and their affiliates, or if I move to an area where at&t is better
        Feds Against Guns
    • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

      @mrdelurk@... The Verizon models doesn't have this issue.
      Champ_Kind
      • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

        @Champ_Kind

        Oh, yes, it does. The problem just hasn't been written about as much as dropped calls on AT&T.
        marilynwins@...
      • Neither does the AT&T version

        @Champ_Kind

        Only the Android user version really has this issue. I get the occasional dropped call but it does not seem any higher than it did with my RAZR/Verizon VS Sprint/StarTac VS iPhone 4/AT&T.
        Bruizer
    • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

      @mrdelurk@... Dropped calls is not just a phone problem but also the coverage of the provider. The number of dropped calls is quite negligible for me.
      cklsg
  • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

    So what you are saying is that you want the new iphone to be an Andriod phone?
    armageddon6
    • Pretty much...

      @armageddon6
      If it cannot at least match Android phones capabilities, it will be even further behind next year.....

      For me 4+" screen and 4G minimum if I'm doing a 2yr contract.....
      ;)
      rhonin
    • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

      @armageddon6
      exactly what I thought when i read this. Apple should go Android then they would be leap and bounds ahead of what they have now
      brad1000
    • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

      @armageddon6 I don't think iPhone needs android, I think it needs OSX or at least a fully functional OS that allows to share data without charges(why pay for the service twice just phucking stupid gouging) allow flash(full not just ported) expandable storage, I don't want to buy a new phone for more space, a replaceable battery, a few times I have had to go more than a day in poor signal area while using GPS(+AGPS) without the ability to put in one of my fresh batteries and charge the dead with solar no phone would last more than a day like that. I am sticking to android for now, though a friend just started testing a modified JUlinux on hummingbird and snapdragon processors, if it works well and is able to still be a phone then I might switch to that, or windows 8 if I can get it on my phone
      Feds Against Guns
  • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

    This is Mr. Rourke calling come back to Fantasy Island! Doubtful but good to dream
    smarticus
    • hervé villechaize

      @smarticus
      The screen needs to look big next to Tattoo

      :D
      rhonin
  • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

    [sigh] wish there was a slide-out keyboard in the works to enjoy the entire screen.
    Roger H
    • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

      @astrogeek
      I have had one and like the on-screen keyboard much better. It saves a lot of weight and when I am typing, I am not looking anyway.
      oterrya
    • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

      @astrogeek Ditto that. I'm still on a Torch because I'm not yet ready to part with the keyboard. It's much easier to do the no look typing when there are real buttons to push.
      borntski
  • RE: iPhone 5 wish list - 20 new features we want the most (photos)

    Customisable sms tones, and ability to directly use a song on my playlist as ringtone.
    joyeux0