There was a time when the thought of a faster iPhone with a sharper display would have left us hot under the collar. But, with the iPhone 5s already delivering enough of the above, these issues are of much less interest than they used to be.
With Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement likely to happen in 2-3 months, we thought we’d set out the five features that we really want to see in Apple’s next generation of iPhone.
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A bigger display – the most consistent rumour about the iPhone 6 is that it will be available with a choice of 4.7 or 5.5-inch displays (both larger than the current 4-inch screen on the 5s). We’d welcome a larger iPhone with more screen real-estate; but would certainly opt for the 4.7-inch variety in the hopes it will still be comfortable to use with one hand.
Longer battery life – the current iPhone’s compact size means there’s little space for a high capacity battery and so it tends to run out of power far sooner than its rivals. Our second wish is that the iPhone 6’s increased size means it’ll come with a larger battery, so bringing it up to parity with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and the LG G3.
A smaller price tag – Apple phones are incredibly expensive. We’d hoped that the iPhone 5c was going to be a more affordable option, yet the cheapest version of this phone still costs £429. While we doubt that Apple is going to change the habit of a lifetime and offer a good value option, we live in hope.
Expandable storage memory – while we’re in an optimistic mood we’ll also add the wish that Apple will finally include a memory card slot in the new phone. This would mean we could easily, and cheaply, boost its storage space for apps, movies and songs. However we’re not holding our breath – Apple charges a huge premium for its larger capacity phones and we doubt it’s going to offer a cheaper alternative.
A surprise or two – Apple’s last few iPhones have been seen the company refine its design rather than coming up with anything revolutionary. We’d love to see Apple surprise the industry by producing something genuinely jaw-dropping – be that a bezel-less display or… well, who knows what? All we know is that we want a return to the days when Apple press events were genuinely exciting.