How can they improve off the iP4 (New Selling point)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chibears87, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Chibears87 macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    I'm really trying to wonder what a major selling point for a new iPhone in June would be...

    I mean the retina screen is already awesome
    The phone is very quick already (coming from a regular 3G I was wowed)
    We have front/back camera/recorders and Video chat

    I just don't see what they can improve on that can make this phone any more awesome then it already is or at least enough to warrant people buying a new one in June...

    So what do you think the new selling point might be??
  2. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    Let's see...

    1. No antenna issues, at all. That means even trying to drop the signal.
    2. An actual proximity sensor fix/upgrade. 4.1 doesn't fix it entirely.
    3. I read this yesterday so I'll say it for him. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GIVE US CROSSFADE IN THE iPOD APP!
    4. Better Cameras
    5. More memory.
    6. More RAM.
    7. More cowbell.
    8. Better processor.

  3. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Don't you do that my holding your phone in landscape?
  4. Metal Dice macrumors regular

    Metal Dice

    Jun 3, 2009
    Well of course Apple is gonna use this years antenna episode for their own benefit next year. I mean think about. WWDC 2011 "We have made the best antenna of all time". They're gonna make it a big selling point. And by then Apple will make a well working antenna.
  5. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    Sorry meant crossfade.
  6. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Guelph ON, Canada
    crossfade is the worst...nothing like listening to a premixed album and have it trainwreck the actual mix cuz its crossfading...gapless playback FTW
  7. Salacion macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2010
    Already stated, but I'll state my list.

    <1> Aluminum Unibody Band (No Antenna Slots)
    <2> Incorporation of Liquid Metal
    <3> 64GB - 128GB Storage
    <4> 1GB RAM (I give it a couple more years)
    <5> Better Apple Processor
    <6> 8MP Camera (As the rumors go)
    <7> Expose Style Multitasking

    At this point, the iPhone has pretty much everything anyone has asked for, except for more storage.
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    They'll focus on:

    1) An all new notification management system
    2) Better processor/RAM/drive space (2 out of 3, not sure which 2)
    3) More APIs that enhance multitasking and file sharing between apps
    4) Better camera. NOT more pixels but things like optical stabilization and zoom

    Basically, the 4-to-5 jump is gonna be a lot like the 3G-to-3GS jump. It'll be better but it won't be a huge leap in any one area.

    EDIT: And now that I look at it, only 2 and 4 are reasons to buy a new phone. Both 1 and 3 would be available to the i4 in updates. So I can only think of 2 things...clearly there's gonna be more things I'm just not thinking of yet.
  9. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    fm radio
    64 gig
    louder speaker/dual speaker
    touch back?
    better cameras
    optical zoom?
  10. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Next year's iPhone upgrade will possibly incorporate a 4G radio. Other than that, I'm not expecting much. it will be a very "iPhone to iPhone 3G-like" year.
  11. amps macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2009
    How about an LED indicator light which flashes when you have some sort of event, like missed calls or an email. It should be configurable. Or how about more information on the lock screen like weather widgets, a calendar or notification events? Just something useful.

    How about a time of day scheduler to shut off sounds or put the phone on silent on a preset schedule?
  12. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
    A way better front-facing camera. VGA is horrible.
  13. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2008
    Support for the AWS-1 band (UMTS band IV) so that the iPhone can run on the networks of T-Mobile, Wind, and other carriers using that band.
  14. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  15. tigert07 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    I'm kinda thinking it'll be iPhone 3G - iPhone 3GS.
  16. Jare macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2010
    iPhone 4GS - S for Speed/Save (more efficient)

    Most likely improvements:

    0) SAMOLED "Retina" Display (for better battery)
    1) 30% more battery life
    2) Liquid Metal Antenna 7% thinner
    3) Widgets (optional usage)
    4) 1GB RAM
    5) 1.5GHZ A5 Processor with improved GPU
    6) 32/64GB Model
    7) Improved FFC
    8) 8MP Camera with Dual Flash/HDR
    9) Crossfade in iPod
    10) 4G technology
  17. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    4G (LTE/WiMax/both)
    Better antenna
    Metal case (my first gen is STILL the tank)
    Higher res display
    LED status indicator light (for messages and notifications)
    Touch surfaces OUTSIDE the screen area (Palm pre)
    Proper flash for camera
    Quadruple the storage space (at least)
    Pico Projector
  18. Phelps81 macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Anoka, MN
  19. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Weren't there reports of Apple testing iPhones with stuff like RFID where you can use your phone to pay for stuff? The next iPhone might have a metal back instead of glass. Anyone remember the Motorola SLVR L7 back? It was a mixture of glass and metal and it was practically drop proof and scratch proof. I would like to see that in the next iPhone.
  20. lorenwade macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2008
  21. shazzam macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    Imagine the iPhone 4 with no rubber border seams around the phone connecting the front to the antenna to the back. With the help of Liquid metal it will just be front, antenna, back. The antenna will have no seams in it. The two screws next to the dock connector will be gone. Thinner and faster. This is iPhone 5.
  22. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    A completely overhauled UI most likely only available on the next generation model.
  23. shazzam macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    Still thinking...

    - Solar cells under the front and back glass.
    - Glass home button - be gone plastics!
    - Not two LED flashes, just one as big as the camera itself for symmetry.
    - Better graphics processing unit - I want this more than CPU and RAM.
    - Better retail packaging haha.

    We should make a topic for iOS 5 :D
  24. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    I'd have thought -

    Processor/RAM improvement
    Double capacity
    "Improved" antenna
    Better front facing camera
    Maybe some improved stabilisation for the rear camera
    RFID support
    FM Radio (if it's not wired up in the 4)
    Dedicated camera button
    Notification LED, but done tastefully...
    Something random we didn't expect.

    It won't be a massive update like the 4 was, more of an evolution with a bug jump the year after that.

    Hopefully we'll see much more improvement in the OS though.

  25. obamtl macrumors regular

    May 24, 2010
    Come ON! You guys should learn to think like Apple. Apple don't think in terms of 'specifications'... i.e. how many GHz a processor runs on and stuff like that, but in terms of capabilities AND aesthetics. My wishlist:

    - a better phone connection. Apple will find a way to improve the the phone's ability to connect in poor signal areas, such as elevators for instance and reduce dropped calls way below industry standards.

    - a longer batter life. The iPhone 4 is MUCH BETTER than the 3GS in batter life, but I foresee Apple shooting to improve further.

    - even better pictures and videos. Apple don't think in terms of number of pictures but think about those features that make for better pictures and videos. It may be possible that we'd see more megapixels, but I won't bet on it. What I think we'd see is a better software, maybe an improved lens system, a better range of quality pictures in varying conditions (right now, the phone is stunning in bright light conditions, but can be chappy indoors). Possibly a few additional camera settings beyond tap-to-focus.

    - a more social phone. I expect greater integration to social networking built directly into iOS 5.

    - improved security. There are patents to suggest physical security features that will enable the picture of a phone thief taken will make an appearance soon enough. Better phone encryption and protection from web threats.

    - an improved user interface. possibly an active status bar. New forms of text input. wireless syncing to iTunes. Greater personalisation of the look and feel.

    - better gaming experience. better graphics.

    - better integration to the 'macworld' of devices. It's common for people to have a mac pc, iPad and iPhone. I see Apple finding a way to leverage this to create a better experience for those with multiple devices.

    - minor design changes: I don't see a major redesign until iPhone 6, but I foresee a minor change if any antenna redesign necessitates it. However, I'm confident Apple will stick to their guns and maintain the form of the phone, even if they change the material used in making the antenna in some way.

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