1. kpurcell's Avatar
    what do you expect from the 4th gen iphone?
    i want
    • oled screen
    • faster processor
    • front facing cam (2 mp)
    • 5 mp camera on back with flash
    • flash
    • wireless n
    • more ram
    • change the design
    • app approval to get better/faster
    • bigger screen
    • better resolution
    • multitasking
    • better battery life
    Of all of these, I would rank them...
    1. Mutlitasking
    2. 2 day batter life with heavy use
    3. 5 MP Camera with on phone cropping and simple editing like contrast, brightness, and color correction

    Add to that ...
    Open phone up to Verizon/Sprint and ability to bluetooth a keyboard (wait, that last one might exist ... does it?)
    06-30-2009 10:06 PM
  2. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Am I the only one that DOESN'T want a new design?

    I mean, changing the back from sleek to matte is fine, but I like the way the iphone is built, it works well, and I really like the fact that my 3G cases all fit my 3G S perfectly and I didn't have to spend a butt load more money for cases this time around.
    07-01-2009 12:54 AM
  3. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Since we're talking hardware (because most software updates are available to all models of the phone, don't know how long they'll keep that up though) I'd have to say of course more memory and storage and faster processor speed, not too sure about the longevity of OLED screens yet so none of that for me thanks, I also vote "huh?" on the front-facing camera (just not enough other folks with front-facing cameras to justify it yet plus networks don't support the whole video chat thing--maybe in 2012 or so), I did like the "leak" about a grippy rubber finish and extra color choices to go with the new finish would be spectacular, I also hope the existing form is maintained for a few generations (along with the 30-pin connector) so that my accessories continue to work with the phone, and last on my list would be to keep most everything else the same! 
    07-01-2009 01:10 AM
  4. Christinme7890's Avatar
    I love the design of hte iphone. It is small enough that it fits comfortably in the pockets and yet big enough that if you drop it you don't lose it. I would love to see the screen encompass the whole front of the iphone. The center button should be placed on the top or side of the phone. I'd like to see double the processor speed as well as double the ram. I would like to have a front facing camera for video conferencing...i think video conferencing is the next big thing. I would like to see multitasking but I would want it to be handled smartly. There needs to be a limit to how many apps can be open and apple needs to limit it. Four apps seems to be a good number. Games and memory extensive apps won't let you open it if you have any other apps open. But the phone will close the apps for you (except itunes and other apps). I would like to see a multicolored LED light on the outside that can flash hundreds of colors to let a person know of certain events (ex. Green for message, red for missed call, blue for voicemail, orange for email, etc). I would love to have my phone sync with itunes wirelessly (whether by bluetooth or wifi). Autofocus while recording (as in while I am recording video I can tap the screen to have it autofocus). Faster wifi technology.

    AND A NEW CELL CARRIER...SCREW YOU ATT
    07-01-2009 06:32 AM
  5. UTVOL06's Avatar
    What would be sweet is a scratch resistant screen. ideally crystal quartz would be excellent.

    I'd say the #1 thing on my list would be a larger higher resolution screen with a higher color count.
    Last edited by UTVOL06; 07-01-2009 at 09:30 AM.
    07-01-2009 09:23 AM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    All you guys saying WTF to front facing camera; I don't want it for video calling, I want it for blogging!

    And I firmly believe that if apple introduced that and HD recording, the iPhone would be the best video recording device on the market (for those who like the flip HD or Sony webbie).
    07-01-2009 10:00 AM
  7. vanishingvision7's Avatar
    I love the current form of the phone.
    Maybe different material but keep the shape.
    Fit's in my pocket nicely with mophie on it 24/7 of course.

    Only one thing, storage. Other than that, I am happy with not having multiple apps running and all that crap.
    07-01-2009 10:38 AM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I love the current form of the phone.
    Maybe different material but keep the shape.
    Fit's in my pocket nicely with mophie on it 24/7 of course.

    Only one thing, storage. Other than that, I am happy with not having multiple apps running and all that crap.
    I like the different material idea. I want them to develop some sort of polycarbonate matte shell which strongly resembles aluminum and make a slightly hard edge on the sides to match the MacBook Pros but not hard enough to make current cases and accessories rendered useless.. With of course a glowing white apple ha ha..

    I think without a case the iPhone is too thin to fit snugly in a pocket, and I wear incredibly tight DKNY jeans.. It just falls right to the bottom and moves around all day. I got a thick *** silicone case with a shnit load of nubs on the back to prevent this from happening :P
    07-01-2009 11:59 AM
  9. Goldentree's Avatar
    A front facing camera would be nice for video conferencing, but since that isn't really even possible right now, they could probably just add a small LDC panel on the back of the phone that you can toggle on/off for taking pics of yourself. That would be cheaper and more space efficient. Even my tiny little cheap-*** Nokia flip phone from a few years back had that.
    07-01-2009 12:05 PM
  10. The_strain's Avatar
    Realistically

    Higher Res Screen
    Different Design
    "Expose" or "Spaces"
    4mp Camera
    800mhz processor 512mb Ram

    Flash would ruin design unless the apple logo is used as it which seems dumb.
    Wireless n? Umm no there is no need wireless N is completely unnecessary if the phone can't go that fast.
    07-01-2009 02:26 PM
  11. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    A front facing camera would be nice for video conferencing, but since that isn't really even possible right now, they could probably just add a small LDC panel on the back of the phone that you can toggle on/off for taking pics of yourself. That would be cheaper and more space efficient. Even my tiny little cheap-*** Nokia flip phone from a few years back had that.
    That would be so ugly...I couldn't even begin to explain.
    07-01-2009 04:33 PM
  12. 70gsrick's Avatar
    An Anti-Glare screen built in, I hate the fingerprints
    A Flash / Better Camera
    More storage
    07-01-2009 08:57 PM
  13. Goldentree's Avatar
    Well, I guess I'd prefer that Apple starts considering function and competitive features and pricing rather that purely slick looks. But I guess that would be against their business model.
    07-01-2009 10:49 PM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    I love my phone as is and wouldn't give it up.

    But for the sake of the thread, my picks are:

    * led indicator
    * multitasking for 3rd party apps (with a limit of how many)
    * xenon flash (I don't need the crappy flash on these U.S. smartphones)
    Last edited by Duvi; 07-02-2009 at 01:13 AM.
    07-01-2009 11:05 PM
  15. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Same design but different material
    More multi-tasking
    Slightly better camera with flash
    Gotta be a lil bit faster
    Front facing camera for video chat
    07-01-2009 11:51 PM
  16. mullrat's Avatar
    Please god no front facing camera,

    i think every country should wise up and ban front facing camera's on any mobile device.

    i've seen enough stupidity with them to realize what a bad idea it was and who ever came up with it should be shot.

    put it on a phone thats popular with teens as well.. great. all we need is for jonny to be trying to vid cam cyber with his girl while he's on his way to school....
    Finally someone with some sense. The bandwidth hogs this "service" will be might cause many cell phone providers to go from unlimited to a limited plan to prevent over use of this useless and meaningless feature. Also it will like you said cause more distractibility on the road or workplace.
    07-02-2009 12:04 AM
  17. 70gsrick's Avatar
    Maybe a texture to the back or sides so it doesn't slip out of my hand.
    07-02-2009 12:08 AM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    @mullrat it is for vanity photos and video blogging. Rarely anyone video conferences in countries where it is available. It wouldn't harm the network and it would be expensive which would recoup more network costs.

    And it's not about what YOU need it's about having the option. I think it's a probably addition to the next iPhone.
    07-02-2009 12:22 AM
  19. DaReaper911's Avatar
    I was hoping that they changed the phone, i can't even tell that it's a different phone by just looking at it. When they first gave it to me i said "i think you gave me a 3G not a 3GS" lol
    07-02-2009 01:05 AM
  20. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    I want a new design, better camera, bigger and higher res OLED screen, and better battery life. Maybe multitasking, but I don't care enough to want it that bad. I used to have a BB Curve and although that multitasked, I have never looked back since going to the iPhone.
    07-02-2009 01:14 AM
  21. Duvi's Avatar
    I love my phone as is and wouldn't give it up.

    But for the sake of the thread, my picks are:

    * led indicator
    * multitasking for 3rd party apps (with a limit of how many)
    * xenon flash (I don't need the crappy flash on these U.S. smartphones)
    One more... better battery life! I don't need it, but why not. I want to be able to sleep elsewhere and not worry about getting a charge.
    07-02-2009 01:15 AM
  22. Goldentree's Avatar
    I want it to be able to do most of the things a jailbroken phone can do without the need to jailbreak it. Like themes, sound packs for things like text messages, backgrounding for at least a few third-party apps, etc. And more storage. I kinda missed the boat getting the 3G only a couple months before the 3GS came out, but paying $200 for 8gb (or even 16) of storage is pretty ridiculous when MP3 players like the Zune have 80GB now.
    07-02-2009 01:26 AM
  23. i.wifi.u's Avatar
    i would love to have a better camera , better wifi, better speakers and more RAM
    07-02-2009 05:30 AM
  24. Watcher's Avatar
    What do I expect from the next iPhone? Well... I expect "The World" like every other iPhone nerd does but I'm pretty certain I'll only get about 4 square feet because history definitely repeats itself!!!
    07-02-2009 06:22 AM
  25. sting7k's Avatar
    -High res. OLED screen.
    -Multi-core processor system on a chip.
    -Able to run a few apps at one time.
    -Better battery life, for the love of god Apple you can add 2-3mm to it if it means a bigger battery.
    -Better than 3MP camera, at least 5.
    -Indicator light.
    -Soft touch back.
    -Screen made of solid diamond that is unbreakable (lol )
    07-02-2009 08:55 AM
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