In my iPhone 4 review, I claimed that the iPhone had finally come of age. While I once touted an expansive list of things wrong with the iPhone, now that Apple’s device has matured, I am satisfied with it overall, despite my decision to jailbreak and add certain features here and there.
Nevertheless, there are still some features left to be desired. So here is a list of the top five features that I would like to see in iPhone 5:
iPhone 5 Features I Want
- iTunes Streaming. I would like to be able to listen to music without having to use up many of my precious gigabytes for iPod media storage. That’s why I love my Grooveshark app (which was unfortunately removed from the App Store 5 days after it was approved). There have been rumors that Apple will introduce a cloud-based iTunes music streaming service, but nothing has become of those rumors yet. Hopefully iPhone 5 will bring this much-awaited music streaming feature.
- Touch-Sensitive Bezel. About a year ago, it was discovered that Apple filed a patent for a touch-sensitive bezel. Possibilities include a bezel that senses when you remove the iPhone from your pocket and automatically unlocks, or a bezel that lets you increase or decrease the display brightness with a swipe.
- FaceTime on 3G. FaceTime is virtually useless to me if I can’t use it on the go. I hope to see Apple enable FaceTime video chatting over 3G, instead of keeping it limited to Wi-Fi.
- Thinner Hardware. Who wouldn’t want a thinner iPhone? It would look cool and be easier to handle.
- Dual Core Processor. As fast as the iPhone is already, a dual-core processor like the A5 chip in the iPad 2 could make the iPhone twice as fast.
Do you agree with my most-wanted features for iPhone 5? What would you add to the list of desirable iPhone 5 features?
4 thoughts on “Five iPhone 5 Features That I’d Like to See”
If your iPhone is jailbroken, there is a Cydia app that tricks your phone so you can use FaceTime on 3G. I use it so I can talk to my boyfriend face-to-face when I’m on the go. (:
I would really like a pass code lock for my messages. Seems simple, so why don’t they just DO IT?
That would be a great default feature. I have an app on my jailbroken iPhone called Lockdown Pro that lets you put pass codes on individual apps.
Mine’s not jailbroken and won’t be due to warranty. I’ve read many comments ever since I got my first iPod years ago that people really want this!