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

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    -Waterproof
    -Great battery life
    -Notification light
    -NFC

    just some of my guesses

    btw, I think sapphire will be there!
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    I doubt people want all these. Waterproof is far from important. Why take your phone near or around water?
     
  3. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    You can add that one to the "will be getting" list
     
  4. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    Sapphire glass isn't a feature, that's a design item.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Drastically increased battery life. Heck, I'd take a phone that was 50% thicker for 50% more battery life.
     
  6. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    I don't give a **** about sapphire compared to 2-day battery life.
     
  7. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  8. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    or to use your phone in rain (or shower) ;)

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    think so huh?
     
  9. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    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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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1J65M0MTMCBVYZH0JRXC
     
  10. iBanker macrumors regular

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    Couldn't care less about sapphire screen. Optical zoom would be nice but unlikely if these phones keep getting thinner.
     
  11. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Incredible battery life is my wish.

    Imagine a world where you could go a few days heavy use without charging!

    A man can dream.
     
  12. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    (emphasis mine)

    Notification light has existed for some time.

    Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> LED Flash for Alerts
     
  13. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  14. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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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
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  16. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    There's plenty of rumors and actual evidence of NFC in iPhone 6.
     
  17. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Much rather have great battery life than sapphire.



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    Battery life :/ 12 hours of cellular data maybe :D
     
  19. TheGrandMoff macrumors newbie

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    Size

    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.
     
  20. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I agree with you, but will take a 4.7 or whatever if it comes to that...
     
  21. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not really sure that's true.
     
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  24. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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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.
     

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