iPhone 5(S) 2013: Killer Feature?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Woodcrest64, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    I know the iPhone 5 was just announced but it already has me wondering about the next one. http://www.newsgroupdirect.com/help/network-status.php

    iPhone 3G has the 3G connectivity
    iPhone 3Gs was a speed bump, voice control and video recording
    iPhone 4 offered the retina display, gyroscope and hd video recording
    iPhone 4s offered us Siri, 1080p video recording, and HSPA+
    iPhone 5 offered us a bigger display, faster graphics and LTE

    Now I'm trying to figure out what killer features the iPhone 5(s) could have. Quad core but is that enough? Considering Apple's history with the iPhone we shouldn't see a redesign of the body. Just inner hardware and software. My only other guess would be NFC, faster processor and or graphics.

    Anyone else want to take stab? :D
  2. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    Only if it's to the heart of this worthless thread.
  3. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
  4. stuffradio macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
  5. mobiletech macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2010
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
  7. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    I will wait for iFixit to release the CPU, GPU, and RAM info first
  8. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    for me. iphone 5 is enough. 4", retina display, lte and fast dualband wifi, design is nice, camera is great!

    i'd be happy of they only upgrade the processor to let's say A7. and more important is 2gb of ram and battery life like 14hours :D
  9. rellimie macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2010
    Does it really matter what the specs of the CPU, GPU and RAM are if it runs the OS and all the apps smoothly without lag?

    I see all these Droid phones out there that are double the specs of iPhones it seems but their apps and OS run like crap.
  10. jreuschl, Sep 12, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012

    jreuschl macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2008
    I was thinking about this earlier. Apple has to kick the creative mind in gear now. Think about it:

    - iPad: everyone knew it would get retina display. Some even thought the iPad 2 would get this.
    - iPhone: everyone knew 4G and bigger display was a given.

    Now what? There really are not any features that seem like obvious upgrades. Both the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 have upgrades that would have been predicted a year from now. They are really going to have to create some kind of "Wow, I didn't think of that!" feature for their iOS devices in the future to help them keep sales momentum.

    In fact, Apple may be forced to develop software features that they only allow to work on that newer device, even though it could be added to a previous model. For example, Siri may work just fine on the iPhone 4 but Apple doesn't enable it. You have to get a newer phone.
  11. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Yes. It does matter.

    For Androids they need double the specs just to run it smoothly since it isn't optimized.

    But iPhone will always be optimized for iOS. And if it boasts beastly specs it will very much matter. 1GB RAM will open a whole new world for iPhone jail breaking.
  12. jeblis macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2012
    My guesses:

    Same form factor/screen
    Faster processor/gpu (maybe quad core)
    Improved camera (floating lens?)
    Single phone for all carriers (current iphone 5 is three models)
    Better battery life - larger battery
    NFC (Won't matter much this year as few retailers have it)
  13. menist macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2010
    My guess

    - Quad core processor
    - Improved antenna
    - Improved camera
    - iOS 7
  14. iMichael! macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2012
  15. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    Android can't keep adding features at the rate they were. Now that Android is mostly mature, they aren't going to move forward at leaps and bounds. Apple just needs to keep releasing quality stable hardware and software like they have been.

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