iPhone 6: The Changes That We Want To See

By | February 25, 2014
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From general Apple fans, to professionals from iPhone app development companies worldwide – everyone is looking forward to the impending release of the iPhone 6. We here present a wishlist of features, that would truly endear it to users.

 

Going by the sheer range of rumors and conjectures about it, the soon-to-be-released iPhone 6 has already become one of the most hyped smartphones in recent times. Apple fans have been scouring the web for months now, looking for leaked pictures, random concept designs and technical spec details of the latest addition to the line of iPhone models – each of them hugely successful ones. We have here jotted down some of the changes and added features we would love to see in iPhone 6, which is expected to hit the markets later this year:

  1. A stronger sapphire screen – The iPhone 5S ranks relatively high on the sturdiness count – thanks to its strong metal back support. However, the Gorilla glass display screen remains a cause for concern, and the device can get broken after a slightly heavy drop. A sapphire screen would be practically unbreakable, putting the apprehensions of iPhone-lovers to rest.

  2. Near Field Communication support – With global mobile transactions projected to move beyond $750 billion by the end of 2017, it is rather reasonable to hope that the next-generation iOS device would allow users to make payments in a secure, seamless manner. According to executives from iPhone application development companies in India and overseas, a Near Field Communications (NFC) integration is essential for the coming-soon device to double up as a portable transactions hub.

  3. Quad-core processor – There has hardly been any complaints about the device speeds of the iPhone 5S – which is powered by the A7 processor. Even so, we would prefer the iPhone 6 to have a built-in 64-bit chip, which would make the task of launching mobile apps on it even quicker. Chances of it being the pioneering quad-core handset from Apple cannot be ruled out either – and if it is, users will be delighted!

  4. Changeable battery options – If there is any fault that can be pinpointed about an iPhone (on any smartphone, for that matter) – it would be the low battery-life of the devices. In particular, if the wi-fi on iOS devices is switched on at all times, the battery drain can be at an alarming rate. Everyone would appreciate if the iPhone 6 finally offered the much talked-about changeable battery feature. The need to carry the phone charger everywhere would disappear.

  5. A better iSight – For a high-end phone like the iPhone 5S, the 8MP iSight camera comes across as a slight disappointment. Apple fanboys/girls are keeping their fingers crossed about the company finally bringing a 12-13 MP camera on the new handset. A reliable optical image stabilization feature would also be a nice addition to the iSight settings. The camera sensor is just fine though, there ain’t any reason to tweak with it.

  6. A customized home screen option, maybe? – Ah well, this is probably not going to happen – but let’s include it in our wishlist anyway. Android phones are often deemed to be more user-friendly than iOS devices – simply because the latter do not provide people the option to arrange icons and widgets on the home screen, according to their preference. After downloading an app from the store of any mobile application development company, we should be able to save it right on the home screen – instead of having to search the device for it. Is Apple listening?

  7. Better memory management – This one is way more realistic. Given the volume of multimedia content that average users store on their iPhones – it would be greatly convenient if the iPhone 6 had 128 GB of built-in memory (at present, the maximum memory limit is 64 GB). Apple has already released a 128 GB iPad, so an iPhone version with similar memory capacity should not be a long way off.

  8. Faster data transfer options – This would be required only if the new iPhone indeed has an enhanced memory capacity. The existing Lightning connection is good enough for 64 GB or lower phones – but it might become too slow for properly syncing about double that volume of data across devices. No one has minutes to waste while files are being transferred, and a faster Lightning would serve us well.

  9. A mini screen projector – There was a projector application on the Samsung Galaxy S Beam – but it was hardly anything more than a gimmicky add-on. On the iPhone 6, a mini projector can be present – to remove the edges from the display, offering a richer gaming and video-watching experience to users. The various interactive iPhone apps for kids would also appear more charming on a projector-supported display screen.

  10. A scratch-resistant back surface – A patent has already been obtained by Apple, indicating that the iPhone 6 might very well have a super-strong amorphous alloy metal back. It would practically rule out the possibility of accidental scratches on the phone body, and would make the device more conducive to relatively more rough usage too. No one likes their expensive smartphone getting scratched too soon!

  11. A larger screen – iPhone 5 has a four-inch display, which is already higher than that on the iPhone 4S. However, there have been rumors in various Apple forums and panels, that an even larger display screen could be in the offing for the iPhone 6. The dimension can be anything between 4.7 inches to 5.5 inches, and would probably boast of even better resolution features too.

An advanced FaceTime camera feature would also enable Apple to include accurate eye-tracking methods for screen-scrolling, on iPhone 6. Movie buffs would love it, if the handset came with blu-ray playback options (some Android phones already have this). With the release of the iOS 8 mobile platform also in the offing – the iPhone 6 already seems to be a big hit, months before its launch!

 

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Hussain Fakhruddin is the founder/CEO of Teknowledge mobile apps company. He heads a large team of app developers, and has overseen the creation of nearly 600 applications. Apart from app development, his interests include reading, traveling and online blogging.
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