What will the iPhone 5S need to have to be successful ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
  2. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
  3. waa1futs macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2012
    The body of the iPhone 5 with a few minor improvements to the camera, processor, and a new feature like the fingerprint sensor.

    Basically... what we already know to be the iPhone 5S ;)
  4. andaman-sea macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2013
    #1 Battery

    As you cannot go through the day without having to "top up"

    #2 Battery

    And if you wake up in the morning with a full charge an hour earlier, you will have to charge it before you leave for work to "top up" because you lose a substantial amount of power in one hour.

    #3 Battery

    Also, the battery gets really hot.
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Define successful. I'm pretty sure it will sell millions if it just has mass.
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It really depends on how you define successful. It will undoubtedly sell tons of units just based on the intertia that the iPhone has. I think Apple could give us virtually the same phone for another 2-3 years and people would still buy it, barring some huge advancements from other companies.
  7. MandiMac macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2012
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
  9. mac00l macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    About battery.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the new cheap iPhone is announced without LTE, but with a massive battery endurance. That would be an instabuy!!!!!

    Kind of the same strategy with the MB Air-Pro.

    You have the high power top-notch rMBP. And then you got the not so powerful but ultraportable and power saver MBA.

    Regarding the i5s. The usual spec bump.
  10. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    Many people will get the phone, there are people with iphone 4's waiting for the spec bump :)
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
  12. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    It can be only "ho-hum" and people will buy it!
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I have a 4S. I'm on Verizon. I don't know where the LTE zones are around me, but OH MY LORD PLEASE LET ME HAVE LTE. The days of 0.5 Mbps are getting very old.
  14. willhammer macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
  15. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    A was talking about the iphone 4 not the 4S :confused:
  16. andaman-sea macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2013
    I really want Apple to release a phone with literally no new features just to see if people will buy it.

    I have a hunch that some here would. That makes no sense to me. I'd love a fanbase like that.
  17. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Haha who wouldn't. If Apple did this, I guarantee there would still be droves of people lining up for the 5s. Most of the buying public are gullible retards.
  18. daviddth macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2009
    1. The apple logo

    That's it. You know we'll buy it no matter what ;)

    Seriously though, better battery, faster, maybe more storage (I don't have data packs anywhere near large enough to allow me to stream music), and better camera. Basically nothing that will cause me to need to upgrade, but I will anyway :)
  19. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
    for a start, better quality control in factories, better build quality and a larger screen because this one currently is just sad.
  20. upnorth85 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2011
    MN, USA
    take market share from other OS not just iOs replacement cycle

    I think for the iPhone 5S to be successful it will need to take market share from non iOs. Just having existing iPhone users replace their phones will just put Apple on par with a utility stock. So what would it take for Android smart phone users who are already users of iPads or Macbook Air to switch to iPhones?

    1. The text input in iOs is very slow. The swype utility in Android is essential to many, because of the rapid speed at which one can enter text and that too with just one hand.'
    2. Ability to customize the home screen by shortcuts like direct dialing.
    3. Ability to block calls without having to jail break your iPhone and buy an App.
    4. Increase the width of the current iPhone without increasing the length (height).
  21. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Verizon won't put a new smartphone in their product line if it doesn't support LTE. I find it unlikely they'd only release it in the states and not be on Verizon. Unless its not marketed in the states at all.
  22. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
  23. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Someone with a 4/4S would find that to be a huge upgrade. Assuming the 5 is no longer available that wouldn't be a bad upgrade.
  24. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    A display between 5.5" to 6.0" will be welcomed.

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