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ehMax May 25th, 2011 10:23 AM

What new feature in next iPhone would persuade you most to upgrade?
 
When Apple releases the next iPhone (Whether it's called iPhone 4s or iPhone 5), what feature(s) would most likely persuade you to upgrade? What are you most hoping to see in the next iPhone? (Describe only one or two of your most wanted features)

Bigger screen?
Higher resolution screen?
Faster processor?
Significantly longer lasting battery?
Front facing HD Camera?
Smaller size?
Built in lazer pointer? :)
Other?

For me personally, I wish they'd continue to make improvements on battery life. I'd like to be able to use an iPhone pretty hard on a day trip somewhere with a bit of battery to spare at the end of the day.

A close second is, I would love a front facing HD camera. Would be great for video-casting on the road and being able to see what is being filmed. :)

Joker Eh May 25th, 2011 10:38 AM

Removal of Home Button.

jwootton May 25th, 2011 11:12 AM

Since I got my iPad, I have seemed to use my iPhone less and less. I rarely use more than email and a few apps that access the internet. I can't remember the last time I used safari on the iPhone, it seems so small now that I have my iPad. I even cancelled the data plan on my iPhone. I would like to see an iPhone that is smaller and less powerful and a lower price point. (the iPhone nano). I have no disillusions that this is going to happen, but I'm fine with my 3G for now and the uses that I use it for. I sometimes miss not having data when I am out without wifi, but it doesn't happen enough to warrant the monthly data charge, especially when I can usually borrow my girlfriends iPhone 4 to check scores when I'm out.

crawford May 25th, 2011 11:18 AM

Lock screen widgets & better notifications.

John Clay May 25th, 2011 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crawford (Post 1097778)
Lock screen widgets & better notifications.

This, and a larger screen with better battery life.

Rounder May 25th, 2011 12:39 PM

I would say:

Bigger screen (only slightly though), resolution is good as is.
Faster processor, 1GB RAM with longer lasting battery
Front facing HD Camera would be awesome!

I personally don't want to see the iPhone go without a Home Button. iPad without a home button... sure!

Andrew Pratt May 25th, 2011 12:54 PM

At this point I'm just looking for software improvements...some of those will likely benefit from faster CPU & GPU but so far my 4 is fast enough.

vancouverdave May 25th, 2011 01:14 PM

Ability to switch things like Bluetooth and wifi off from the status bar.

On the iPad, I'd like to be able to navigate more easily between multiple supporting documents while I take notes on a meeting.

mguertin May 25th, 2011 02:54 PM

The only reason I'll be upgrading from my iPhone 4 is either when it fails on me or it becomes obsolete and I have to upgrade ... which seems to be about a 2-3 year run if past experience is very telling on this matter.

Ottawaman May 25th, 2011 02:56 PM

Price.

Elric May 25th, 2011 03:16 PM

Battery.
Seriously, that's it.
The rest is software related, proper notification system and for GOD sakes, let me turn off Text Popups!!!!!!! I almost HATE SMS now, I tell people to IM me instead on MSN, GTalk, FB, Twitter just please don't text me lol.

Chimpur May 25th, 2011 03:22 PM

I would like to dictate txt msgs, it to read books from iBooks and maybe not correct Canadian spelling of words like flavour etc. So all software basically.

dwayner May 25th, 2011 05:23 PM

Home button
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joker Eh (Post 1097752)
Removal of Home Button.


Keep the home button. Phones should be one hand devices.

Dr_AL May 25th, 2011 05:27 PM

I want LTE and a network to go with it. My next iPhone will have LTE, so I guess I'll be waiting...

Sent from my iPhone

Joker Eh May 25th, 2011 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwayner (Post 1097915)
Keep the home button. Phones should be one hand devices.

You can still use it with one hand and still remove the home button. There is no limitation on imagination of how to implement. After many clicks the home button starts to fail as it did with my 3G and slowly starting with my iPhone 4.

rgray May 25th, 2011 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ottawaman (Post 1097874)
Price.

+1...... Like about 1/2 of what it is now....

Atroz May 25th, 2011 10:17 PM

iOS 5 if the current rumour is true and my 3GS is locked out from iOS 5.

tilt May 25th, 2011 10:28 PM

Selective multi-tasking instead of every bloody app I ever open! Give me a choice when I close an app as to whether I want it to remain open in the background.

Atroz May 25th, 2011 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tilt (Post 1097971)
Selective multi-tasking instead of every bloody app I ever open! Give me a choice when I close an app as to whether I want it to remain open in the background.

Why is the current system a problem?

WCraig May 25th, 2011 10:36 PM

Better reception. My 3GS has crappy reception in our office in the basement of the house. Calls drop quite regularly. My ancient old Motorola V550 was far better--NEVER dropped a call.

Craig

The_E May 25th, 2011 10:51 PM

  • Longer battery life
  • Larger screen
  • Faster Processor

kloan May 25th, 2011 11:25 PM

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New UI already!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think we've waited long enough, haven't we? Man it is soooooo out-dated.

Asherek May 25th, 2011 11:37 PM

Better UI, proper notification system, a proper FILESYSTEM for christ sakes.

The iPad needs far more significant updates. It needs to be less "app" centric, in the sense that every app lives in a completely oblivious bubble, and more like how HoneyComb has a file system that all apps can draw from. If I download a video to my iPad, ANY app capable of opening videos should be able to use the same copy, without having to copy it to EACH app. I need to be able to override more system settings like choosing my default browser.

Chimpur May 25th, 2011 11:38 PM

This is more of a thing for specific third party developers, but it would be cool if ALL apps were able to rotate portrait or landscape.

Also an Apple made iOS to Mac OS X screen sharing solution. Even if it were somehow tied to MobileMe would be fine for me!

mguertin May 26th, 2011 01:13 AM

It seems that most people's wants are software based.

kkritsilas May 26th, 2011 01:50 AM

I'd like to see full speed, dual band N Wi-Fi. Task switching needs to have a way of allowing you to choose whether to close an app. or send it to the background (swipe gesture towards the top of the screen closes it, swipe gesture towards the bottom of the screen puts into the background?). Option to turn off any and all pop-up notifications, with indicators for new email, voice mail, and text messages always visible when pop-ups are disabled. It would be nice to have a couple of hardware LEDs, but that would be too much to ask. Facetime HD camera, 8MP still camera, and A5 dual core CPU seem to be a given if the rumors are true. I'd like to see an expansion of the flash memory up to a maximum of 64GB, 128GB if it can be done.

Kostas

The G3 Man May 26th, 2011 02:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kkritsilas (Post 1098024)
I'd like to see full speed, dual band N Wi-Fi. Task switching needs to have a way of allowing you to choose whether to close an app. or send it to the background (swipe gesture towards the top of the screen closes it, swipe gesture towards the bottom of the screen puts into the background?). Option to turn off any and all pop-up notifications, with indicators for new email, voice mail, and text messages always visible when pop-ups are disabled. It would be nice to have a couple of hardware LEDs, but that would be too much to ask. Facetime HD camera, 8MP still camera, and A5 dual core CPU seem to be a given if the rumors are true. I'd like to see an expansion of the flash memory up to a maximum of 64GB, 128KB if it can be done.

Kostas

You just hit the nail on the head got me. Though I'd rather 128GB, not KB :P.

Dr T May 26th, 2011 03:20 AM

I signed up for a plan
 
I signed up for a Telus plan, and therefore got my iPhone 4 at a discount price, and I doubt I will replace it before the Telus plan ends in a couple years. At that time, I fully expect lots of marvellous upgrades from Apple. Even then, I would not pay for an upgraded iPhone 6 or or 7 or 8, unless the software was fixed a bit:

1. The key areas on the keyboard are too close together for my old fingers. I am really tired of all the typos when I type. I really send curt emails due to this.


2. It is a phone, they say, and I would like to see lots of tweaking to make the voice phone a bit more better.

More:

3. Battery does not last long between charges, a scant day in the Big City. Must be fixed.

4. Phone sound. I want a traditional ring tone, not the goofy sounds that came with the iPhone 4.I want a real phone sound.


Hardware? I have a black iPhone 4. I think it's only 16 gigs, but I have a few iPod Classics for storage on the road.

a7mc May 26th, 2011 03:48 AM

Everyone seems to be echoing the same software problems... mostly related to notifications. The notifications and ridiculously slow loading of the camera were so infuriating to me that I sold my iPhone 4 to get a different phone.

It's a sad sad day when I have to admit that I bought a Windows Phone 7 because Microsoft of all people made a better UI than Apple. As pretty as the iPhone is compared to, well, any other phone, it's the UI I spend all day working with, so it trumps beauty.

A7

polywog May 26th, 2011 06:19 AM

I agree with most of the other previous wishes. The two things I would really love to see, software wise, are tasks with sync to Mobile Me, and fully customizable ringtones, for everything. Gone are the days where there might be one or two iPhones in a given place, heck it's rare not to have 3 or 4 sitting at the same table at a social gathering. Makes it extremely annoying when an email comes in, and no one knows who's it was...

Joker Eh May 26th, 2011 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tilt (Post 1097971)
Selective multi-tasking instead of every bloody app I ever open! Give me a choice when I close an app as to whether I want it to remain open in the background.

bingo. +1

Joker Eh May 26th, 2011 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chimpur (Post 1097998)
This is more of a thing for specific third party developers, but it would be cool if ALL apps were able to rotate portrait or landscape.

That is a choice a developer makes, they are able to rotate but choose not to for their needs. Angry Birds would not work in portrait.

DempsyMac May 26th, 2011 10:16 AM

I agree that there should be a way to deal with if an App really closes or not.
I would also like to see a 128GB version as I am always getting very close to the 64GB limit of my iPhone 4

I am also surprised to see that no-one (unless I missed it) has mentioned my biggest request, folders. These need to be re-done, I love the fact that Apple gave us folders but they are really poorly done, you can barley tell what is in them and as much as I give them good names, most of the UI on the iPhone is visually based and there for I skim over the text on my screen's.

I would also like the ability to remove default app's like the horrible weather app.

Also automatic wireless sync would be cool!

jeepguy May 26th, 2011 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DempsyMac (Post 1098083)
I am always getting very close to the 64GB limit of my iPhone 4

wow that's a good trick.

DempsyMac May 26th, 2011 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepguy (Post 1098094)
wow that's a good trick.

oops mixed up the size of my iPad and iPhone sorry

tilt May 26th, 2011 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atroz (Post 1097972)
Why is the current system a problem?

Well, I open an app once in a while and do not need it again for a while, but it stays open in the bottom drawer. My bottom drawer gets so filled that I have to swipe so many times to pick an app. I may as well swipe fewer times on the main screen rather than swipe many times in the bottom drawer.

Apps that need to be multi-tasked, such as a Safari window while I am checking something else, or the iPod app, or a GPS app, etc. are OK, but why would I want Weather or Calendar or Phone or Photos or Settings or SMS-Text to stay open and use up swiping-space?

That, is the problem with the current system.

Cheers

Joker Eh May 26th, 2011 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atroz (Post 1097972)
Why is the current system a problem?

Quote:

Originally Posted by tilt (Post 1098132)
Well, I open an app once in a while and do not need it again for a while, but it stays open in the bottom drawer. My bottom drawer gets so filled that I have to swipe so many times to pick an app. I may as well swipe fewer times on the main screen rather than swipe many times in the bottom drawer.

Apps that need to be multi-tasked, such as a Safari window while I am checking something else, or the iPod app, or a GPS app, etc. are OK, but why would I want Weather or Calendar or Phone or Photos or Settings or SMS-Text to stay open and use up swiping-space?

That, is the problem with the current system.

Cheers

And I will add that it is not a true multi tasking area. Apps are allowed to continue to run and there is no way to know which ones are actually running and therefore they continue to drain your battery. So you have to go through the entire list and delete each app in it. Most battery problems people have are from an app they used is still running while sitting in the multi task area, apps are allowed to run for certain amount of time after being closed. If I see my battery draining quickly I go to the multi task area and delete all apps in and boom my battery will remain at the percentage it was it for a very long period.

Fix safari as well, when I close I don't want it to open up to the last site I visited, and a way to close all pages at once.

And man allow me to select multi emails to move, delete or whatever, if I get many emails what a pain to go through each one.

doulogos May 26th, 2011 12:21 PM

I would like to to have inductive charging as an option (you know, you can use the USB cable if you must, but have the ability to charge without the wire.

I would also like a xenon flash, (as opposed to LED flash) like the sony ericsson K-90s had.

An even larger light sensor - even at the expense of larger pixel count. I don't need to take poster sized pictures; but I do "need" (well not so much need as prefer) to have clearer pictures in less than ideal lighting situations.

Joker Eh May 26th, 2011 03:59 PM

Added live voice communication to Gamecenter during multiplayer.

bouche May 26th, 2011 07:36 PM

I have to say that having an iPad makes upgrading an iPhone a real long shot. The REAL next-gen will have to come up with something spectacular.


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