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iPhone 5: What's Next?

Updated on July 22, 2012
The "leaked" back-casing for the next iPhone.  It is not confirmed if it is real or fake.
The "leaked" back-casing for the next iPhone. It is not confirmed if it is real or fake.

Ahh. iPhone 5. The spotlight stealer. Tech blogs and Apple fan boys are crazy about this device. A bigger screen? NFC? LTE? Better cameras? Time travel abilities? According to Apple related sources, all of these have a chance of being in the next iPhone. Well... okay, maybe not the last one. Here's a little article about what the next iPhone could have in store.

Larger, Retina Display

All Android phones have huge displays now. Which in comparison, make the iPhone look puny. When Steve Jobs (R.I.P) was alive, he relented the idea of a bigger screen. He wanted every iPhone to mantain the standard, 3.5 inch screen. Why is that? Well, you see, when developers make third-party apps for the iPhone, they make it so the app is perfect for the 3.5 inch display. As soon as the display is bigger, every app developer will have to reprogram their app to fit the larger display. This will create fragmentation, which Steve Jobs ABSOLUTELY hated. Android is extremely fragmented; certain apps and software only run on certain phones. Steve wanted a nice ecosystem, where everything just worked. But now that he is gone, and there is room in the competition for larger displays, you could be holding a larger iPhone within 2 years. Apple is also purportedly testing larger displays in its lab. Pictures have supposedly been leaked of what appears to be the back casing of the next iPhone. It's a little taller. Who knows what Tim Cook is cooking up for this year?! (pun intended)

LTE/4G

This one's a no brainer. The new iPad already contains a 4G chip. The next iPhone will undoubtedly take the same path.

NFC

There's been some speculation about Near Field Communication (NFC) being implemented into iPhones. NFC enables users to wirelessly make payments using just their phone. The recent implementation of the new Passbook application in iOS 6 hints at payment becoming a feature for iPhones. Also, Apple has a patent for NFC (what don't they have a patent for!) so there's a very high chance of NFC being in the iPhone 5.

Camera

The current iPhone, the iPhone 4S, has an excellent back facing 8 megapixel camera, and a not-so-excellent VGA quality front facing quality. Really? VGA quality? The back camera can be left aside, it's already amazing. What needs to be focused on (no pun intended) is the front-facing camera. A 2-5 megapixel camera should be sufficient enough.

I think the iPhone is a fabulous device. I really couldn't ask for much more. But could you? Tell me what YOU want in the next iPhone in the comments below! Thanks for reading!


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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I want it all, plus more! I'm not greedy! My iPhone is my BFF and I'm lost without it. OK, what I'd like is a larger display. Not much, just a tad. OK, maybe a bit more. I'm excited for 5. I actually want it now!! :)

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      Oilersmyth 4 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      I know exactly how you feel! I want everything too! My iPhone is my life! Thanks for the comment! :)

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      imprezive00 4 years ago from Boise, ID

      I absolutely love my iPhone 4s, the ONLY thing that would make it better in my opinion is FLASH SUPPORT! I do a lot of stuff on websites that have flash content and I can't use my phone for it. Other than that, I can't imagine how they could possibly make it more awesome than it already is!

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      zidingshi 4 years ago from xiamen,fujian,China

      The articles you write well, I'd like to learn from you.

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      Oilersmyth 4 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      @impreziveoo: I have an iPhone 4S as well, and yeah, I hate it when I stumble upon a site that requires flash! But Apple isn't very fond of using flash in any of its products. Fortunately, the internet is slowly moving away from flash, so we should have a more iPhone friendly web in a couple more years! Keep your fingers crossed!

      @zidingshi: Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoy my posts, I'll continue to write more! Thanks again!

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      imprezive00 4 years ago from Boise, ID

      Yeah. I used to work for apple's iOS call center tech support and I remember hearing in a meeting that Adobe wanted to charge apple a boat loa of money than it was worth to do it and that coupled with the fact that jobs doesn't like flash because it's unstable etc. that they decided they were not putting it in. I don't know how true it was though. I have noticed a lot of websites have mobile versions of the full site that are in general pretty user friendly.

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      Oilersmyth 4 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      Woah... you worked at Apple. Haha. Flash isn't very my type anyway. It's the only reason my computer freezes, but then again... every website uses flash! But yes, I would never pay a large sum of money for something that's so unstable and... not Apple-y. HTML 5 is the way to go!

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      imprezive00 4 years ago from Boise, ID

      html 5? what is that?! never heard of it.

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      Oilersmyth 4 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      So you worked at Apple, but never heard of HTML 5? Haha, It's the platform Apple uses as an alternative for Flash. Steve Jobs always talked about how it would soon replace Flash.

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      imprezive00 4 years ago from Boise, ID

      lol I only did iPhone tech support on the tech1 support. We provided support for really basic things email issues, slow phones, freezing phones, physically damaged devices, iTunes and iCloud issues. anything complex was immediate transfer to t2. Really basic training too. Only two weeks. Tech 2 gets 6 weeks of in-depth training into the os and other things.

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      Oilersmyth 4 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      Oh I see. Lol that sounds like a really easy job… especially if you're apple fan crazed like me :P

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      imprezive00 4 years ago from Boise, ID

      yeah it was a really easy job. lol Im a stay at home mom now, I like this job better now ;)

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