Future iPhones Hardware Wishlist

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by willmtaylor, Oct 29, 2014.

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What are your 3 most desired hardware improvements?

This poll will close on Apr 10, 2019 at 8:25 PM.
  1. Increase in RAM

    108 vote(s)
    69.2%
  2. Increased in Battery Life/Removable Battery

    89 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. Sapphire/More durable glass

    49 vote(s)
    31.4%
  4. Water Resistance

    53 vote(s)
    34.0%
  5. Decreased bezel (either sides or top & bottom)

    66 vote(s)
    42.3%
  6. LED Notification Light (front-facing)

    28 vote(s)
    17.9%
  7. Dual Speakers

    25 vote(s)
    16.0%
  8. Wireless/Inductive Charging

    41 vote(s)
    26.3%
  9. Thinner/Lighter Design

    12 vote(s)
    7.7%
  10. Different Materials (polycarbonate, etc.)

    10 vote(s)
    6.4%
  11. A Smaller Form Factor Screen (E.g. iPhone 5[S]

    16 vote(s)
    10.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. willmtaylor, Oct 29, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014

    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    As we all get accustomed to our iPhone 6's, and our minds start, naturally, wondering/wandering of things to come, I'm curious as to what tops others' lists for hardware improvements on the next generation of iPhones. I know what I would like, but I'd like to know if others feel the same way.

    I'm limiting the options to reasonably doable hardware improvements (no holographic keyboards or OS tweaks).

    Please choose 3 & leave details in comments below.
     
  2. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to see Apple build some kind of haptic feedback into the phone. Something that builds on the Apple Watch's system for this. There's potential there.
     
  3. mgs315 macrumors member

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    I guess I'll get in first with 2GB RAM then.

    Smaller bezels for me. Although I have a 6 plus, a slightly smaller phone would be ideal for me.
     
  4. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    My number 1 request is to go back to the 4" size. I love everything about my iPhone 6, except for its size. In the future I would love for Apple to have a phone with the current year's innards but the smaller form factor. They can produce 3 different screen sizes every year - 4", 4.7", and 5.5". The iPhone 6 in a case (very much needed for protection in my profession) no longer fits in the breast pocket of my scrub tops. The iphone 5S fit perfectly.
     
  5. ArtVandelay29 macrumors regular

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    Same. The actual screen on the 6 Plus isn't really any larger than my old device, but the phone itself is way taller/longer because of those bezels.
     
  6. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, you must be tiny.
     
  7. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    How does the size of his scrubs' pocket have anything to do with his size?

    I mean, you even quoted him. Wow, you must be...nevermind....
     
  8. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    Bezels, batteries, and RAM all the way. I do think an upgrade in the glass would be great so I could tote my iPhone in the nude worry-free... But practically speaking the battery and RAM are musts and the bezels won't last much longer. They can't.
     
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    I only care about battery life. Everything else is great. I want to be able to go a week without a charge (with light use) or at least a 24 hours with heavy use.

    When traveling coast to coast, I usually end up having to charge before the end of the day (i.e. I land at my destination with no power).

    The other thing that is not mentioned is the camera. I want the 6 Plus camera in the 6.
     
  12. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? I haven't been called Tiny since I was my kids' age. I'm not sure where you are headed with this....
     
  13. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    That'd be the screen and build materials choices.
     
  14. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    ahhh. gotcha

    ran out of choices. Chose Battery + Ram + water resistance.
     
  15. sviato macrumors 68020

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    More RAM
    Better battery life
    Less bezel


    These are the obvious choices. Better antenna integration should be an option aka no random lines on the back.
     
  16. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    You need to add a few more options.

    1. 1080p screen
    2. 5" screen option
    3. Micro SD slot
    4. Replaceable battery.
     
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  18. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    I thought about screen but think that will happen anyway.

    SD card will never happen, so that's moot.

    I mentioned replaceable battery.
     
  19. shiibbyy macrumors regular

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    1: at least 2GB or RAM
    2: Faster processor speed (clocked at more than 2 Ghz)
    3: At least 1440p screen resolution
    4: better battery life, but that's hard to do if you want to keep the device thin

    That's my main things that should implemented in the iPhone 7. I know for a fact none of this stuff will be in the new iPhones next year, but you never know what apple has up its sleeve
     
  20. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Haptic feedback would be nice but it would be nuisance as it would vibrate each time and wear out the battery. I've had it on my S5 before and I ended up turning it off. It was annoying.

    Anyways what I want to see on the next generation:

    1. Definitely QHD screen
    2. Faster CPU (Quad Core would be awesome)
    3. Definitely Qi inductive charging.
     
  21. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    One assumes it would be nothing like what you had on your S5. I'm thinking something more like what they're doing with the watch (as I said) or like what Amazon did with the Kindle Voyage.
     
  22. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    If the 5S had Apple Pay, I wouldn't have even bothered with the 6 to be honest.
     
  23. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I wish you added a more forward design.
     
  24. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Jailbreak and install HapticPro. Does exactly this... Phones feel weird when they don't have this.

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    Haptic feedback on iPhones barely affects the battery. I would know, I've used it on iPhones since 2009!
     
  25. Gmcube macrumors regular

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    More ram, longer lasting battery, more durable materials. And a better camera is always welcome. So far I think they kinda dropped the ball there. For one we need IOS on the 6.

    And I've always wanted an SD card slot.
     

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