The Apple iPhone 5 is generating an awful lot of interest as the rumor mills continue to grind with all the latest conjecture and news. Just in the last few days we’ve discussed screen sizes, the likelihood of LTE and an unexpected victim of that and also the next iPhone production, but now we want to turn our attention to the most desirable iPhone 5 additions that many people want.
We’ve been passing on information from leaks and speculation about what possible specs and features may be included on Apple’s iPhone 5 and among the many things that people are expecting are LTE connectivity, a larger display, improved processor and even better camera. However, additions that might be important to some are not so important to others as everyone has different needs and requirements from a smartphone. Luckily an article has attempted to collect some of the add-ons most wanted for the new iPhone and we want to highlight some of those and ask if you agree that these are things you’d like to see included on the iPhone 5.
ZDNet has rounded up the most wanted features and specs for the iPhone 5 in a slide show and also offered some odds on the possibility of these actually coming to fruition. It’s an interesting scenario and of course while nothing can be confirmed it’s interesting to know what the experts think and we’ll be adding our own opinion on the odds.
First off then is something we thing many people will want and are expecting and that’s an improved processor. ZDNet looks to an A6 processor, a step up from the A5X included in the new iPad. However it’s acknowledged that the A5X processor would also be an improvement on the iPhone 4S processor and so rates the chances as 8/10 for a better processor. We’d certainly say an improved processor is pretty much certain and might even up those odds a bit.
Another thing on the ‘most wanted’ list is a slimmer and more ergonomic handset and this is rated with a 5/10 chance. We’ve said before that Apple really needs to come up with a new design for the iPhone 5, especially considering the fact that the iPhone 4S looked exactly the same as its predecessor but leaks on a new design have been scarce and also mixed so this one is anyone’s guess.
Another likely addition is 4G LTE connectivity for the US and this was certainly made more likely after the new iPad became available in an LTE variant. The probability of this is rated as 8/10 and we would have to agree with that although acknowledge that for the vast majority of potential iPhone 5 buyers, this addition won’t be of any importance.
A new operating system, iOS 6, is another wanted extra for the iPhone 5 and ZDNet rates this with a possibility of 9/10. Although we think this will be one of the most desirable additions for many iPhone buyers and agree it’s more likely than not, we’re not sure that we’d put the odds quite that high. We feel this will depend on whether the iPhone 5 comes out as early as the summer, or releases later in the fall.
A stronger glass screen also makes the list and we think this is something many would like to see. The chances are rated 7/10 and anybody who’s ever been unfortunate enough to break the glass of their iPhone will be pleased to see this looks like a possibility.
Others would like to see wireless inductive charging for the iPhone 5 and again we think this would be a really popular move although the chances are only put at 3/10. If Apple adopted this development it would be a real boon to many iPhone users and would be one of those ‘groundbreaking’ ideas that many like to see in a new iPhone iteration. However bearing in mind that many third-party accessory makers would lose out, it may not happen, at least not for the iPhone 5.
An improved camera, possibly stepping up to 10-megapixels would also be hugely popular and chances are 9/10, something we agree with as this looks very likely indeed. With many of us now foregoing our customary cameras for the convenience of using our smartphone cameras, any move to improve the iPhone camera would be highly appreciated.
Other inclusions on the most wanted additions for the iPhone 5 are a wider edge-touching screen, an 8GB model, micro-dock connector, micro-USB port, NFC and more so check out the ZDNet link above for more on those. We’d like to hear from you though about the most important add-ons for the next iPhone. Is there a ‘killer’ addition that would definitely persuade you to purchase the iPhone 5? Maybe you simply won’t buy the iPhone 5 if it comes without something you want to see? Can you add any wanted features or specs for the iPhone 5 to the above items?