New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

Summary: The iPhone 4S just hit the market with rave reviews and surging sales, but nothing's perfect.

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  • The iPhone 4S was just released but there are still features that we still want to see but Apple left out.

    In March, Apple finally announced support for full 720p or 1080i HD video output for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and iPad 2. However, you need Apple's $39 Digital AV to send that HD video (audio) to a TV or monitor, whereas many Android-powered smartphones offer a built-in Micro-HDMI port that only requires an inexpensive $5 cable to run video to your TV.

    Now that Apple's added AirPlay mirroring as part of iOS 5, if you have an Apple TV, you can stream video wirelessly to your TV via Apple TV (what's on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S' screen is mirrored on the TV). That's nice, but it's worth mentioning that the Apple TV is a $99 accessory.

    Chances of implementation: 0 percent

    Photo by: Apple

    Caption by: David Carnoy, CNET

  • This well-known rendering of a future iPhone dreams of a model with a removable battery. Alas, it appears to run counter to Apple's current design principles.

    Chances of implementation: 0 percent

    Photo by: Jim Young

    Caption by: David Carnoy, CNET

     

Topics: Enterprise Software, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

    What iPhone 5 the fifth generation of the iPhone has already been released. The next generation will be the 6th generation so it will never be called the iPhone 5.
    odvar.donald@...
  • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

    I wouldn't really call this a new list since 90% of this stuff has been on everyone's list for a year now.
    Bates_
    • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

      True. But we had a recent gallery published before iPhone 4S was released so we wanted to make sure you knew this one was new - stuff that wasn't included in iPhone 4S.
      andy7718
  • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

    How about a resistive polycarbonate touch screen. It would make the phone lighter and stronger.
    Unkk
  • Sheesh. Give it a rest with the removable battery

    already. It's a non-issue for such a large portion of the population that you just look like a fool for constantly harping on it.
    baggins_z
    • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

      @baggins_z I agree. At one point I felt that a removable battery was a deal breaker, until I realized I can buy a case which has a battery in it. The only downside is I can't easily replace the internal battery when it dies. But since most of us upgrade our phones every two to three years it really is a non issue.
      jhuddle
  • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

    How about a design so the screen doesn't crack every time the phone gets dropped?
    bmanahan
    • Then...

      @bmanahan then its not a touch screen anymore :P Just Be more carful or get a good case.
      Mcleary316
  • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

    Can Siri make all of the little Apple fanbois and apologists STFU?

    ...cuz, that'd be first on my list.
    UrNotPayingAttention
    • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

      @chmod 777 No but it can't make all of the apple haters stfu either, so I guess it's awash. Please return when you something valuable to add to the conversation.
      jhuddle
  • RE: New wish list for iPhone 5 (photos)

    Just remember, the most obvious addition to the new Apple line is the Qualcomm display. Uses almost no power when the display isn't changing, and it's easier to see the brighter the sun.
    Tony Burzio