The iPhone 6 feature people want most (but won't get)


rockitdog

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I doubt people want all these. Waterproof is far from important. Why take your phone near or around water?
Um, to be able to take pictures at the beach or at a pool... I was using an S5 for a while and loved taking my phone into a pool and not worrying about it one bit. I even dropped it once in a hot tub and never even thought twice about it.
 

eclipse01

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I doubt people want all these. Waterproof is far from important. Why take your phone near or around water?
Um, to be able to take pictures at the beach or at a pool... I was using an S5 for a while and loved taking my phone into a pool and not worrying about it one bit. I even dropped it once in a hot tub and never even thought twice about it.
or to use your phone in rain (or shower) ;)

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You can add that one to the "will be getting" list
think so huh?
 

jrswizzle

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I doubt people want all these. Waterproof is far from important. Why take your phone near or around water?
I would love for my phone to be waterproof....but not at the expense of having ridiculous port covers or skimped specs.

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Drastically increased battery life. Heck, I'd take a phone that was 50% thicker for 50% more battery life.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AD5KDQ8/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0046EBTQ0&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1J65M0MTMCBVYZH0JRXC
 

iBanker

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Couldn't care less about sapphire screen. Optical zoom would be nice but unlikely if these phones keep getting thinner.
 

eoblaed

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-Waterproof
-Great battery life
-Notification light
-NFC

just some of my guesses

btw, I think sapphire will be there!
(emphasis mine)

Notification light has existed for some time.

Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> LED Flash for Alerts
 

Lloydbm41

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-Waterproof
-Great battery life
-Notification light
-NFC

just some of my guesses

btw, I think sapphire will be there!
I think you want a Sony Xperia or Samsung Galaxy phone based on that list.

BTW, notification light will never happen. A Moto X style active display or Lumia style Glance feature is more probable. And with an iWatch, the notification alerts on phones becomes even less needed.
 

eclipse01

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OK everyone in this topic had no clue what I meant by my post!

those were just things I heard throughout this board in the last year, I actually don't care about most to all of those

TC asked what "people want most" so I shot out a few off the top of my head that I remember seeing around the board.

comprehension is not strong in this thread
 

willmtaylor

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-Notification light
(emphasis mine)

Notification light has existed for some time.

Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> LED Flash for Alerts
That's (most likely) not was meant by notification light. Many other manufacturers produce devices with external notification lights that can indicate various things: missed call, new message/voicemail/email, etc. to eliminate the need to interact with the phone and turn on the screen just to check if anything was missed or waiting reply. I would imagine that's what the eclipse01 was referring to.
 

TheGrandMoff

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Feature I would love? A 4" iPhone 6.

While I understand all of the reasons for a larger screen, I don't really want it.
I'm sure there are other people who would agree with me.
Oh well, guess I'll buy a 5s.
 

eclipse01

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Feature I would love? A 4" iPhone 6.

While I understand all of the reasons for a larger screen, I don't really want it.
I'm sure there are other people who would agree with me.
Oh well, guess I'll buy a 5s.
I agree with you, but will take a 4.7 or whatever if it comes to that...
 

macbook123

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Curiously nobody responded to my original post. I was simply pointing out that there's a difference between what people expect to get from the iPhone 6, and what it will feature. Most people care about a more scratch resistant screen. Few care about the other features. According to Kuo however, the scratch resistant screen won't come.
 

C DM

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Curiously nobody responded to my original post. I was simply pointing out that there's a difference between what people expect to get from the iPhone 6, and what it will feature. Most people care about a more scratch resistant screen. Few care about the other features. According to Kuo however, the scratch resistant screen won't come.
I'm not really sure that's true.
 

willmtaylor

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Curiously nobody responded to my original post. I was simply pointing out that there's a difference between what people expect to get from the iPhone 6, and what it will feature. Most people care about a more scratch resistant screen. Few care about the other features. According to Kuo however, the scratch resistant screen won't come.
Your original post only vaguely showed solicitation of a response and used a really crappy third-hand survey against a speculative rumor.

Obviously forum-goers are more interested in discussing other things and disagree with the premise that the sapphire screen is the most desired feature.
 

veedubshafer

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I was excited for the sapphire. Battery life is excellent on my 5s so thinner and keeping the same battery life is awesome if that happens.