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

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

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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

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Right now you need Apple's $39 Digital AV to send HD video  or audio to a TV or monitor but a a built-in Micro-HDMI port, similar to the ones available in Android smartphones, would only cost a $5 cable.

Chances of implementation: 2 percent.

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Dream on

Chances of implementation: 1 percent

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Another fat chance.

Chances of implementation: 1 percent

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Taking security to the next level where you can unlock your phone with a finger swipe instead of a password.

Chances of implementation: 25 percent

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With better security, there's a better chance that you could use your iPhone to make payments like a credit card. You could also use it as a car key.

Chances of implementation: 35 percent

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How about a 64-GB version?

Chances of implementation: 50 percent

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iOS 5 promises a more customizable home screen, a "real" dashboard, and a better notifications system. iPhones have been falling short of Android devices in this area.

Chances of implementation: 100 percent

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This is coming on iCloud this fall. No videos yet but you can mirror your music library, regardless of the origin, for $25 per year.

Chances of implementation: 100 percent

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FaceTime works on Wi-Fi on iPhone 4 and it looks like you will be able to use it on a cellular network with iOS 5 but the carriers might be in control.

Chances of implementation: 75 percent

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Well...

Chances of implementation: 1 percent

 

 

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Users want a larger screen but they don't want to pay the price - a bigger product with a shorter battery life.

Chances of implementation: 50 percent

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Rumors say Sony is developing an 8 mega-pixel camera for the iPhone. Plus, iOS 5 will let you activate the camera from the lock screen and use the volume button on the side of the phone as a shutter.

Chances of implementation: 95 percent

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The 1GHz A5 dual-core processor that's in the iPad 2 will most likely power the iPhone 5. Other phone makers such as LG and Motorola are already using dual-core chips.

Chances of implementation: 100 percent

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Apparently, Apple already uses the Qualcomm MDM6600 chip that's capable of running on both CDMA and GSM networks. But GSM network support is not enabled in the Verizon iPhone 4.

Rumors say a Sprint iPhone with both networks is being tested.

Chances of implementation: 70 percent

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This usually comes with a new model. iPhone 4 had a 40 percent battery life than iPhone 3GS.

Chances of implementation: 80 percent

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AT&T appears to be the biggest culprit although many blame the iPhone itself. Sprint could draw off enough customers to keep the network from getting clogged.

Chances of implementation: 45 percent

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Rumors are off the charts - some suggest that Apple could use its iPad 2 design.

Chances of implementation: 50 percent

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It will come eventually but whether now is the time is up in the air. Many think Apple hasn't figured out how to preserve battery life while using a 4G data network.

Chances of implementation: 50 percent

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