Features you want to see on 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NickPhamUK, Jul 17, 2013.


Multiple choice

  1. Quad-core A7, much better GPU

    35 vote(s)
  2. More RAM (like 2 GB)

    43 vote(s)
  3. Much more battery (like 2000 mAh)

    51 vote(s)
  4. Connectivity (LTE-a, Wifi-ac, NFC)

    24 vote(s)
  5. Fingerprint scanner

    25 vote(s)
  6. Better build quality (less scratch-prone)

    38 vote(s)
  7. Better camera with dual flash

    39 vote(s)
  8. Slightly redesigned, thinner

    20 vote(s)
  1. NickPhamUK, Jul 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013

    macrumors regular


    May 6, 2013
    I personally hope it has more RAM (like 2GB) so Safari Tabs won't reload so often. I'd love to see more battery juice (like 2000 mAh) unlike 1560 mAh as rumoured. Hello, S4 lasts for a day and a half now.

    And if the camera is not improved (to 13 MP maybe) and there's no dual flash, I might skip 5S (yes, I'm looking at Nokia 1020 and Sony Honami with 41MP & 20MP cameras). Also, the build quality must be improved, I have a white and black 5 and both have visible scratches and dents though I haven't dropped them and I'm relatively careful with my devices.

    All other improvements are welcomed, but don't matter to me much. I honestly don't care if it has LTE-a, or wifi-ac, nfc or fingerprint scanner.
  2. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It would take an exceptional upgrade to make me switch from my iP5. I would like:

    • All-day battery life
    • Slow motion camera
    • Dual flash
    • More RAM
    • Better front facing camera
    • Better low light photos
    • Fingerprint scanner for unlocking device
    • Lots of exclusive 5S software feature

    And then I'd consider upgrading :p
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Better battery life
    Better antennas for cell esp.
    More ram
    Better cameras

    I would also like a wider phone. I'm not keen on the tall thin iphone5 design.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2012
    Well done putting;

    as one of the options.

    If they continue to pursue that extra profit rather than addressing this, I won't be buying one no matter what new "SuperFeature" it has.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2012
    What would you suggest in "build quality" to make it more scratch resistant?
    Not build quality but they could put your phone in cheap hard plastic that wouldn't scratch but would you want that? This is a device you put in and out of pockets, cases - pick up, put down, etc. and you want it to not ever scratch - and that is a reason to buy a new phone. If it had 27 new great features but still scratched you wouldn't buy it?
  6. macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2012
    If you read Apple's iPhone 5 web pages which still talk about the precision craftsmanship of a fine watch etc you are left with the impression they want you to have, that this is a prestige product available at a price.

    For me it's quite simple. They went for a cheapened, lower quality of aluminium anodization for profit reasons.

    Of course I don't expect it to never scratch, that's ridiculous, but barring accidents and poor handling, everyone should be able to get at least 6 months to a year of it in near prisitine condition.

    If they'd gone for a greater hardcoat anodization they would have produced a far more durable phone, more appropriate for everyday normal usage.

    Hopefully they'll apply this with the 5S.
  7. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    Better/different coating or process.

    I have a Xoom with a much more durable coating, no reason Apple can't do it.

    Coating aluminum and anodize finishes can be incredibly durable. I carried an aluminum framed M4 rifle for 4 years through terrible environments with barely a scratch. Granted the thickness of the aluminum matters but there are stronger finishes available. I've duracoated aluminum things at home and its all near indestructible, granted its not as pretty as the iPhone is but like I said I did it at home.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2012
    Absolutely and with anodization you can achieve a much better strength with fractions of millimetres.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2013
    There are tons of stuff that we users would like to see,but for me the most important thing that comes to my mind is a battery with bigger capacity which would result in a much better battery life especially if the new phone comes with IGZO display.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2012
    So you mean design quality. Build quality would relate to how it is put together and not the materials it is made of. It scratches - it is a utility device and not a piece of jewelry. I really don't care if it scratches.
  11. macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    I want a sensor that forces the user to look up and straight ahead when another person is approaching on a sidewalk.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Personally, I'm tired of Apple "S" iPhone releases. They never bring anything substantially new and have the same old and tired design of their none "S" predecessors.
    What I would like to see is totally redesigned iPhone 6 instead, with bigger edge to edge screen.
    If Apple will release 5S, it will flop big time, regardless of additional features.
    Let's see if Apple can still innovate (my ass)...
  13. macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
  14. macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2013
    There will be nothing special:) same design,so i will w8 for 6;)
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    why do people want more RAM? RAM is a battery hog AND the iPhone 5 has plenty of it, I never get "Page Outs" or dropped Safari pages.
  16. macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    i voted for everything.... why would i not want more/better/faster?
    Realistically, I think we will only see a better processor, ac wifi, and an improved camera.
  17. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    Bigger screen (and not just taller). Real TV-out like the 4S and earlier had, rather than the AirPlay-based system that the 5 uses. A 128 GB model wouldn't go amiss either.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    Ehh? Where did you get that idea? RAM is one of the least power hungry components in the iPhone.

    That said, I personally don't see a need for 2GB in a 5/5S.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2013
    I'd hardly call an exterior that is 1 year old "tired". iPhone 5 has been out for less than 10 months. Most iPhones I see people using are 4/4S devices.

    The 4S was a big step up from the 4. Much faster CPU with dual core, HSDPA+, much better camera. The 4S handily outsold the 4 from what I can remember. It was a better device in numerous ways and had far more performance headroom.

    I doubt that the 5S will flop, but I do think there could be reduced interest if the rumored plastic color iPhones surge in popularity.
  20. macrumors demi-god


    Aug 25, 2012
  21. ValerieDurden, Jul 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Larger screen is all I really care about honestly and tri-band LTE for Sprint so 800/1900 and 2500 bands.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2012
    Needs a different screen to have relevancy into 2014. The iPhone 5 screen would have been cool for the 4S. The size feels a year behind. Even though people keep saying they like the size, it's just not modern enough. We don't need S4 or Note 2 big, but we need the next big thing, and the current size is not the next big thing.
  23. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    I didn't say design or build quality. I was responding to another post. I don't have a 5 and I agree I also don't care how much your phone gets scratched. :confused:
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2006
    2GB of RAM
    A7 processor optimized for battery life
    33% minimum improvement in overall battery life
    4.3" screen
  25. macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    There's only one thing that would make me upgrade to the 5S and that's 128GB storage.

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