What feature do you most want to see in the next iPhone/iOS 8?

What feature do you most want to see in the next iPhone/iOS 8?

  • Better battery life

    Votes: 45 26.5%
  • Setting default applications

    Votes: 8 4.7%
  • Larger screen

    Votes: 76 44.7%
  • Better sharing between 3rd party apps

    Votes: 7 4.1%
  • Larger capacities (128GB for example)

    Votes: 7 4.1%
  • File system access

    Votes: 9 5.3%
  • Better camera (resolution and optics)

    Votes: 6 3.5%
  • CPU & RAM boost

    Votes: 5 2.9%
  • 3rd party keyboard support

    Votes: 7 4.1%

  • Total voters
    170

appledes7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2011
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I'm doing a short little survey for personal research. Not at all supposed to be scientific or anything like that. Just let me know, of the listed items, what you would like to see most in the next iPhone or the next version of iOS. I will be mixing both hardware and software features as part of this poll.

Thanks!
 

redrog

macrumors 6502
Feb 26, 2008
333
52
I'd like to see much easier access to the change time/date setting.

There are just too many clicks to change when I'm playing Candy Crush.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
13,223
3,359
battery and default applications would be nice. I do not really mind the stock apps, but it would be nice to have that choice, granted I do not think that will happen.
 

Retired Cat

macrumors 65816
Jun 12, 2013
1,209
376
Some kind of simple file repository so that I can attach files to email when I reply to a message. A better keyboard. That's it for me.
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
11,303
1,695
I'm going to say stuff I find very unlikely.

MUCH longer battery life. Like 16 hrs usage.

The technology to support voice and data on CDMA network.

Unified file system. No more saving files within apps. Do it in a clever Apple way, it doesn't have to be confusing.

Touching on a file system, update the mail client to include "attachments" other then pictures of course.

Less bezel, no physical home button. I don't want this to turn into a topic so just use your imagination and pretend to like the ways Apple could do this.

Multiple foreground apps on the iPad. A lot of screen for it to be just a big iPhone. Nice if I could have my new feed or something else up as I type this.

Be nice to have AC wireless just to get everything on my network on AC. However N is fine really.

More RAM! Tired of every app reloading because it got purged from it's suspended state.

NFC or some other payment method that's more like NFC and less like Passbook. iBeacon or whatever that's cool. However I'm not fond of being sent ads to my phone and no other useful purpose.
 

Dustman

macrumors 65816
Apr 17, 2007
1,270
33
A 4.3" model to replace the 4", and a 4.7" model. Keep both with high end specs, although I can almost guarantee the 4.3" will become the iPhone 'C'
 

appledes7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2011
756
0
Longer battery life is definitely #1 on my list. And I think this is a real possibility. If they increase the screen size, there should be more room for a larger battery.
 

BenTrovato

macrumors 68030
Jun 29, 2012
2,847
1,869
Canada
Needs a re-thinking of how iOS functions. It's gotten prettier, but more or less it's the same. I'd like to see some innovation. Obviously it's not necessary given the success of the brand, but my opinion is that how it works and how we use it could/should be re-imagined. It can be made to be a must have device. It's quickly turning into an alternative to Android, versus a better product.
 

appledes7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2011
756
0
I'd like 32gb to be the standard in the base model.
Totally agree. Flash storage is becoming cheaper and cheaper. 32GB should definitely be standard. If not on the iPhone, it should for sure be standard on iPads.
 

Wicked1

macrumors 68040
Apr 13, 2009
3,278
13
New Jersey
voted for larger screen as I prefer 4.7 but getting a little better battery life is important to me, the other items are so so IMO
 

appledes7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2011
756
0
voted for larger screen as I prefer 4.7 but getting a little better battery life is important to me, the other items are so so IMO
I think with a larger screen we will also see better battery life since a larger battery capacity will be able to fit.
 

eclipse01

macrumors 68020
May 16, 2011
2,395
225
Eau Claire, WI
None of the above

I will be happy if the next iphone has the following 3 things

sapphire/darn near unbreakable/scratchable screen
waterproof
Wireless charging

with that said I will be replacing my 4s with a 6 regardless
 

gaanee

macrumors 65816
Dec 8, 2011
1,219
170
Bigger screen with new UI and not just additional row of icons, touch sensitive controls with some features borrowed from mac OS including gestures..
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
11,303
1,695
I think with a larger screen we will also see better battery life since a larger battery capacity will be able to fit.

Exactly, the iPads are an easy real world example.

Plus talk of more efficient display technology.
 

Bacong

macrumors 68020
Mar 7, 2009
2,144
362
Westland, Michigan
My wishlist for the next iPhone would be:

ONE UNIFIED SIZE

I don't want Apple to release a 4.7 inch phone, a 5.5 inch phone, an iPad Air, an iPad Mini, the iPhone 5s, etc. I think Apple does it best when they keep it simple. The phablet market is overrated. 4.7 is fine.

MORE STORAGE

More storage meaning 32 GB = low end. 16 GB is fine for me, but it won't be. These apps are getting bigger, and high speed videos and high quality pictures take up a lot of space. 32/64/128 is fine, or just release an iPhone with an SD card slot.

THINNESS ISN'T THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

The one thing that bothered me about Jobs' design sensibilities is that he adored thinness over all physical attributes. It's nice, but there's no reason for a phone to be any thinner than the iPhone 5. Make it sleek, obviously, but most people would rather have a bigger battery than a slimmer device. Just ask any Moto X owner if they're upset at how thick the phone is.

FILE SYSTEM ACCESS

This is something that Apple won't do, but it's one thing from Android I miss. It's not that big of a deal though, and jail breaking isn't really my thing (I always root my Android phones, but that's because Android phones usually aren't good enough stock. Moto X and Nexus 5 change that.)

WIDGETS

I mean, it's about time, isn't it? Apple could even implement it like they do in OSX -- live webclips. A 4.7 inch display isn't very fun when it's filled with icons.

BETTER BATTERY LIFE

Not that I think there's much of a problem with the battery life in an iPhone -- much to the contrary -- (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1707536) but it can always be better. Fit a 2400 mah battery into the iPhone 6 and I'll be happy

PLASTIC ISN'T THAT BAD

Don't be afraid to design a more durable iPhone in plastic -- the 5c is actually the best iPhone to hold, while remaining sleek and beautiful with its unibody design -- there's nothing wrong with that. The 5s is more beautiful, imo, with its chamfered edges and magnificently machined steel while being ridiculously thin -- but that doesn't make the phone work better.

MAINTAIN THE RELIABILITY OF iOS

The thing that sold me back on iPhone was how reliable iOS was. It rarely fails me -- performing basically every task the same way every time. Android still falls behind here, greatly, with inconsistent design qualities and lag, no matter what phone you have. Don't tell me your Note 3 hasn't lagged, because even with 3 GB of ram, it has. Every Android phone does. Core system animations being built into iOS is a pretty big deal here. See how Apple has a flagship with a dual core and 1 GB of ram in 2014? Optimization. Try using the Note 3 with 1 GB of ram..there's no chance. Apple got me back because of their unwavering desire for a unified, beautiful experience. They don't bloat their phones with useless apps and features like other manufacturers do. When you use an iPhone you know what you're going to get -- and that's a lot of why people love OS X so much. As long as Apple keeps providing a beautiful, reliable, and CONSISTENT experience on their mobile devices, they'll have a place in this market. Stick to what makes you great, Apple.
 

businezguy

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2003
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More reliable iOS experience for iPads. Before ios7, my iPad never crashed. Now it can crash once or twice per day. Perhaps iOS 7.1 will fix that. I'm also in for more battery life and a bigger screen.