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.

SHARE:

 |  Image 15 of 15

  • With the iPhone 4S, we didn't get the redesign that a lot of people were hoping for. Well, it's almost certain we'll get it with the iPhone 5. Will it be thinner, with a teardrop design? Look more like the iPad 2? Bigger screen?

    Maybe.

    Chances of implementation: 99 percent

    Photo by: culttofmac.com

    Caption by: David Carnoy, CNET

  • From our polling on CNET, the No. 1 most-wanted feature our readers want is a larger screen.

    That said, people don't seem to want the iPhone to get any bigger or lose any battery life. We're hoping Apple can come up with the right balance, but as you can see from this mock-up, going to 4 inches makes a significant difference and is probably the optimal size for a smartphone screen.

    Chances of implementation: 50 percent

    Photo by: 9to5Mac

    Caption by: David Carnoy, CNET

     

  • Thumbnail 1
  • Thumbnail 2
  • Thumbnail 3
  • Thumbnail 4
  • Thumbnail 5
  • Thumbnail 6
  • Thumbnail 7
  • Thumbnail 8
  • Thumbnail 9
  • Thumbnail 10
  • Thumbnail 11
  • Thumbnail 12
  • Thumbnail 13
  • Thumbnail 14
  • Thumbnail 15

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

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

Talkback

11 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • 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