The title sounds extremely innocuous and a flight of fancy, but the truth is that even though iPhone users are quite satisfied with their iPhone 4S and what it offers them, they still expect the iPhone 5 to offer them something better.
Yes, the expectations of the users never end, but as you read this post further, you will realize that these expectations are quite logical and need to be realized. Let’s take a look at the features that iPhone users expect the iPhone 5 to offer:
A Bigger Screen: A bigger screen means a 4 inch screen. Yes, fans of the iPhone believe it’s high time that the iPhone graduated from a 3.5 inch screen to a 4 inch screen. This will put it in the league of all those Android devices that have a 4 inch screen. Even a 0.5 inch change in the display size will go a long way in improving the user experience offered by the device. It will be a real boon for people who love playing games, reading books and participating in an ‘n’ number of multimedia activities on the iPhone.
Faster Processor: Everybody wants it and they want Apple to oblige. All iPhone users want their devices to be faster and this is only possible with a faster processor. There are plenty of smartphones that offers users a much faster processor as compared to the iPhone 4S and users now want the new iPhone 5 to have a processor that competes and goes one up over the newer smartphones. If this happens, get ready for faster gameplay, better iPhone applications and a better user experience all round.
Better Multitasking: Around two years ago iPhone changed from a single task smartphone, to a phone that offered multitasking capability. But since then, other smartphones have stolen a march over it in terms of the seamlessness of their multitasking ability. To date, if you want to open the live apps on the iPhone, you need to tap the home button twice, and if you want to close them, you need to do so one at a time. But, iPhone users are getting tired of this inability of the device to offer effortless multitasking. This is something they want addressed on the iPhone 5.
More Battery Life: A battery that runs out quicker than you can say the words ‘battery life’ is the bane of most iPhone users. But, compared to other touchscreen phones, the iPhone’s battery does stand out for its better performance, but it needs a boost. Users expect more from their beloved iPhone then they would from some other smartphone. And there are indications that Apple is going to take effective steps to improve the battery life of the iPhone.
We want a fresh design: I say this with a lot of fear as there a lot of people who have extraordinary affection for the design of their iPhone and don’t want to see it changed. But, frankly, I and a whole lot of others like me who are iPhone enthusiasts are of the opinion that Apple should focus on internal upgrades but shouldn’t lose sight of its external upgrades in the form of newer designs. No wholesale changes are necessary, but some change will be appreciated.
About the Author: Alicia Carter is an iPhone app developer working with “Perceptive Mobile Apps” that offers cutting edge mobile app development services across diverse mobile OS. She has worked on a number of challenging projects that have enabled her to get an in-depth look into the various facets of iPhone application development. She loves writing about and sharing her insights with other like-minded people.