1. jakej914's Avatar
    multiple-core processor at 1.5 to 2.0 GHz
    64 GB ram or micro sd slot
    internal antenna
    more battery life
    BAHAHAHA! With 64 gb of RAM, we certainly wouldn't have any problem backgrounding applications.
    08-29-2010 11:23 AM
  2. jakej914's Avatar
    Next iPhone needs to make me coffee each morning, teleport me anywhere within cell range, check my kid's homework every night and automatically ignore and purge all calls/texts/IMs/emails/facebook posts/surprise visits from my sister-in-law.

    Oh, and better battery life would be nice too.
    Check. How'd you know that's what the Apple engineers were aiming for?
    08-29-2010 11:30 AM
  3. jumpman2033's Avatar
    Multiple-core processors and 1GB of RAM? are you guys actually serious? Just because you've heard these things might happen some time soon doesn't mean they are necessary.

    Here's what I expect:
    - possibly a larger screen, maybe 3.8" but in the same body size. Simply less bezel. I actually feel like the screen is really large though, the new body and the insanely high resolution makes the screen feel bigger than it is.
    - 64GB storage.
    - LTE. duh.
    - new look. They won't keep this even if they can fix the antenna, simply because of the stigma.
    - maybe more colours, but it's unlikely.
    - marginal processor improvement but probably the same RAM.
    - one new unexpected feature that hasn't really been done before.
    - marginal battery improvement as per every generation, but not another 40% increase like this year. Battery life might kist be equivalent because of the LTE radio, though.

    Here's what I think definitely won't happen:
    - Dual Core. It's pointless dudes. Maybe the iPad needs it, it can be sluggish and the apps are much more complex, but iPhone definitely doesn't need it.
    -1GB RAM... that's not happening any time soon. It's completely unneeded and would only waste battery life. Again, something the iPad might use well, but not the iPhone.
    - indicator light. Not happening, though it would be convenient!
    This seems pretty good to me. i definitely don't want a bigger PHONE. If it gets bigger, i might as well carry an iPad around in my pocket. i don't want to mess with the resolution, or anything like that either.

    The only thing i would add to this list is a more scratch resistant screen and more indestructible body. I don't want to "have" to use a screen protector to keep my phone in good condition and i don't want to "have" to use a case out of fear of dropping it once and spending another $200.

    I love the physical design of this phone (size, silver band around the outside, and glass all around), it is simply beautiful. Unfortunately due to it being so fragile, i have to hide its beauty with a case and screen protector.
    08-30-2010 07:34 AM
  4. j7469's Avatar
    4" would decrease pixel density too much (288ppi, below 300 and no longer a "Retina Display" or equivalent to print media). It would also increase the size of the device too much for one-handed usability. Have you tried out the Vibrant? It is AWESOME, but I can't use it with one hand and I have pretty average size male hands.

    My wife had a Captivate for a little bit and I loved the size. I have huge hands so a 4" screen would still allow me to use with one hand. Obvious there would need to be some changes in the resolution but I think Apple could handle it.

    Where would you put the second speaker?

    Put it where the microphone is now. Then use a different mic above, below the 30 pin connector or someplace else. It wouldn't be that hard to move.

    Notification LED would be useful but it looks cheap. Unless they can figure out a way to make it invisible unless it needs to be seen, like on the MacBooks.

    Couldn't disagree more! They do NOT look cheap and are extremely practical especially if don't have the phone in your hand or pocket often. Something like on the Droid is perfect.

    Back button isn't needed imo.. do you really want one? I think it would make the phone look ugly and goes against Apple's whole design philosophy.

    Agreed that is goes against Apple but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be useful. Add it to the side of the phone and make is dual use as a camera button also. This would kill two customer complaints in one.


    Flash.. Well that's a software thing that can happen on the current iPhone hardware. :P
    I've responded to your comments above.
    09-06-2010 09:30 PM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    Increase viewable screen area to 4"
    64GB of Memory
    better reception

    I want the ability to see the signal strength via the test mode again. I know what the numbers indicate and I would like to know how sucky a specific area is.
    09-08-2010 01:02 PM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Oh FYI dudes I just thought of something important, a lot of you are saying that the upgrade path of the past shows that the iPhone won't change a lot in 2011 like it didn't change a lot in 2009, HOWEVER...

    You're all forgetting one very important fact. During that time, Steve Jobs was sick. Tim Cook (the COO of Apple) was taking over for him. Most products were largely unchanged. The iPod touch kept the same look and was only slightly different, the iPhone kept the same look, iPod nano kept the same look and simply added a (failure) camera, and iPod shuffle is the only one that actually changed (and was a total fail). I imagine he wasn't given a lot of license in regards to changing the product line, and he was probably given full license with the iPod shuffle just to see how he would do.

    Now that Steve Jobs has been back at the helm, all of the products have changed drastically again. I expect the 5th generation iPhone will be an even bigger change in some ways.
    09-08-2010 05:24 PM
  7. Nurnberg77's Avatar
    Case definitely needs to be more protective so you don't have to add bulky after-market protection which takes away beauty of design.
    09-12-2010 10:24 PM
  8. ducky's Avatar
    the transportability of accessories is one of the things i like most about the iphone. like i said earlier, if they were going to change the configuration of the 4 i wish they would have given it a larger screen.
    09-12-2010 10:29 PM
  9. lush242000's Avatar
    I know it's pretty far off but what would you like to see added, hardware wise, in the next generation of the iPhone?
    1. Better battery life by far
    2. A high resolution camera for the front facing
    3. More options for notifications / sounds. I still miss the way a blackberry handles sounds
    4. Ability to make folders in the camera roll on the phone to sort pictures
    09-17-2010 09:58 AM
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