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Apple iPhone 5 (or 4S) Features: Waiting for These?

May 19, 2022 | Debbie Turner

Here at OSM we’ve been bringing you news and speculation about the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S) for a long time now. There have been so many rumors about what may feature on the next iPhone and also news about a release later this year rather than in the summer, that we wonder what you would like to see featured and what you’re waiting for.

Just in the last few days we’ve told of rumors surrounding less iPhone 4’s being shipped, leading to speculation that the iPhone 5 may be closer than we thought, but if the release is not until later this year, what for you would make the iPhone 5 worth the wait? We think that many of you want an improved camera but rumors of NFC (near field communication) ability, may not be quite so important this time around. We also know that some of you would like to see the iPhone 5 carried by T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as AT&T and Verizon of course.

An article over on Beatweek has also caught our eye and suggests 5 features that would make the next iPhone worth the extended wait. One suggestion is curves, as that has been a successful improvement made to the iPad 2 but we wonder if an altered design is that important to many of you? Also why not some different colors and we don’t mean the black or eventual white iPhone 4, but maybe some more vibrant options. Another worthwhile feature would be extending the capacity to 64GB and we agree with Beatweek that this is something that maybe should have arrived before now.

Other suggestions include the edge-to-edge screen that we’ve previously spoken about and finally the iOS gets a mention. We’ve reported on iOS 5.0 and it’s a good point that if the new operating system, expected to be debuted at WWDC next month, has big improvements, then it could make the iPhone 5 wait worthwhile. If you want to catch up on some of the other recent rumors then there’s a great roundup over on The Washington Post which tells of the possible name being the iPhone 4S, a rumored release date and much more so check it out at the ink.

We’d like to know what features on the iPhone 5 you’re waiting for and which particular addition or improvement would make the extended wait worthwhile. Why not let us know by sending us your comments.

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  1. AlainaJack says:

    Rumors are still going on about the iPhone 4S. These rumors will only be killed when there will be some official announcement by the insiders of Apple.

  2. PFP says:

    How about deleting of individual calls from the call list!!!

  3. GDB says:

    Here is my list of wants for the iPhone 5:
    1 - LTE capability
    2 - A larger screen. A 4" screen would be ideal.
    3 - A proper adequate battery life.
    4 - Adequate RAM in the base phone
    5 - Upgraded camera quality.
    6 - Screen clarity in outdoor venues with bright sunlight.
    7 - Maintain proper network controls in order for our employers' networks to remain secure when using the iPhone as daiy business tool
    8- Upgraded GPS apps with voice commands for directions
    9 - Fully tested and operational antenna capabilties with no issues (if it ever was an issue)
    10 - Multi colored phones
    11 - Make it affordable as phones are now a tool for people from 10 to 100 years of age.

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