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iPad 2 & iPhone 5: What’s On Your Feature Wish List

January 17, 2022 | Tim Ollason

We have brought you quite a bit in the form of news for the iPhone 5 and the iPad 2, but what we want to know is what’s on your feature wish list? What will make these devices must buys as oppose to niceties?

Of course, there are high expectations partially because of the benchmarks already set by both the iPad and the iPhone series, but surely the new devices have to be better than their predecessors. There was a slight change to the iPhone that Verizon are now sporting; the antenna has been moved from the bottom to the top of the phone which could be seen as Apple reacting to the signal loss problem of the ‘Death Grip’. Doesn’t that mean Apple has admitted there’s a problem and should perhaps do something about the design of the current iPhone 4?

With the iPhone 5, we have heard various rumors that it will be housing a dual-core processor in the form or the ARM Cortex- A8. Here are a few things we would like to see, FaceTime over a 3G connection, a removable battery so it can be replaced, the use of NFC, improved internal storage size and a mini projector would be cool. A couple of people would like improved sound quality, facial recognition and some kind of gesture control; perhaps swiping your hand above the screen to change web pages backwards and forwards.

As for the iPad 2, there are a few obvious ones that seem to have been practically confirmed by the cases we are seeing being manufactured, mainly being the addition of a front and rear facing camera. If you have the camera’s why not add FaceTime? Again, most of the features mentioned above should be brought to this machine too. If Apple were to add a mini-projector to the iPad, it would make it a much better business solution, can you imagine going along to a meeting and not having to plug anything in, you just project your presentation to your audience. Additional security measures such as a finger print reader would be nice and a video conferencing tool too. The big one for the iPad 2 of course will be the retinal display, if they do not add this, then you can see customers moving over to a different platform, such as Android’s Motorola Xoom or the Notion Ink Adam. Another improvement that we would like to see on the previous version is a couple of USB ports, maybe a 2.0 and a 3.0 to make it a little bit more future proof. Any additional storage would also be welcomed by all consumers too.

Don Reisinger has also put something together on things that he would like to see on the iPad 2, a few of the things he has mentioned are LTE connectivity, a thinner unit and a larger screen, do you agree?

As for the iPhone 5, something that we have already mentioned in a previous report is Solar Power, it was also mentioned in an article over at

We now want to know what you want to see, what is on your feature wish list for the iPhone 5 and the iPad 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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  1. With the sort of closed architecture and lack of ports for expansion, iPad should have been DOA. It managed to sell millions last year because of the TINA (there is no alternative) factor. It is a shame that iPad is just a scaled-up imitation of the famous iPhone (and will continue to be for the foreseeable future), unless Apple gets some out-of-the-box thinkers into their iPad design and development team. I will be pleasantly shocked if iPad2 comes out with more hardware features than iPhone 4/5, when it is eventually released.

    Coming to the contenders, Xoom will be a one trick pony. Its appeal will disappear the moment Google come up with Icecream or whatever its next upgrade will be and Motorola will be left hanging with a device, which they will find difficult to upgrade to the newest Android OS.

    adam will be a good alternative, but, once again it depends on how people will receive a device from a start-up company. Their CEO however assures that first release of adam will continue to receive updates in the future as well. Only time will tell how adam fares against the other tablets.

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