The new iPhone – My Predictions

“It’s almost here”. Well, that’s what Apple says anyway.

Apple has issued invites for an event on the 12th of September. We can all safely say we will see a brand new iPhone showcased but we know little about it. We have seen some ‘pictures’ of the supposed iPhone but photos are just photos. I thought it would be fun to throw my preditions on the interwebs and it would be great if you commented yours!

1. An all new design

Steve Jobs was always one to have a unique looking product. Remember when the iPhone 3G looked awesome? With the iPhone 4 next to it, the 3G looks chunky and outdated. I’m prediciting an awesome new design for the next iPhone. I also think we will see some sort of taller screen on the next iPhone. I think it will be like a flatter iPhone 4S.

2. 4G LTE

Something we can’t take advantage of in the UK but it will be awesome for Verizon and AT&T customers in the US. 4G LTE provides fast data downloads over your mobile network. The new iPad has this so its given that the next iPhone will.

3. NFC Chip

NFC or Near Field Communication is a way for devices to share small amounts of information. You can use it to pay for coffee or buy a meal at a restaurant. Google has their own app for their devices called “Google Wallet”. Could Apple be using their new Passbook app for their NFC technology?

4. New dock connector?

Apple has been famous for including the same port on all of their devices. From iPods to iPads, there has been one connector called the “30-pin dock connector”. Apparently, Apple is going to forget about it and move on to another standard of connectors. We’re not sure how many pins it will have or if it’s really true but it will be interesting to see how it will work. If it is true, that means hundreds of accessories will be incompatible with the new iPhone.

5. Upgraded cameras

The iPhone 4S packs one of the best rear facing cameras on a mobile phone. Can it get any better? Perhaps we’ll see a 12MP camera on the back of the next iPhone. If Apple doesn’t update the rear facing camera, it wont be a big deal. The front facing camera might get a needed update, bringing it from the current VGA to 1.3MP – naming it a FaceTime HD camera.

6. Nano-SIM Cards

The current iPhone SIM card is micro and the next generation of SIM cards are called “nano SIMs”.  They’re even smaller and I think all it will do is make it harder to upgrade to the next iPhone. There’s a small chance it will be nano though!

7. Longer battery life

We can’t get enough of using our devices so why not increase the battery life again? I’m expecting the battery to be even longer to power that beautiful larger screen!

8. A good name

The naming of the next iPhone is really undecided right now. Technically, it is the 6th generation iPhone, but that doesn’t mean it will be called the iPhone 6.  Some people say that it will just be called “The new iPhone”, but more people believe it will be called “iPhone 5”. Thats what I think too. It will be called iPhone 5,  and I’m saying this because of Apple’s previous naming strategy – 3g, 3gs then 4, 4S, 5?

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Those are my predictions for the next iPhone. I had more but that’s all I could remember 😆

What are yours?

– Mr F

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8 comments on “The new iPhone – My Predictions

  1. For iOS6, what are some of the new features that developers can take advantage of?

    Specifically, I’m interested in the user location services.

    For instance, in iO6 demo it says when a user rejects a phone call; they can select to get notified when they get to work.

    Does this mean that GPS services are always on in iOS6? In iOS5, when an app (such as highlight) requests full-time access to location services (even when they exit), GPS remains on, but it drains the battery.

    • Yeah, for that example, location services are always on but they only become active when you select the option after rejecting the call.

      Drains battery, yes, but the luxury of having your phone remind you to call someone is awesome.

  2. I think it is a matter of time that it is going to hit the curb and Apple is going to replace Google maps with their own mapping app.
    Bear in mind that keeping tracking going will allow Apple to keep track of all sorts of information about your daily habits. I think it is a matter time that it is going to hit the curb and Apple is going to replace Google Maps with their own mapping app. Mapping applications allow the company to capture all sort of real time information about your life and since general location tracking has come under scrutiny they are looking for a rationale to continue it. Bear in mind that keeping tracking going will allow Apple to keep track of all sorts of information about your daily habits for example how often you drive near certain businesses or coffee shop.
    Apple will make a big deal of linking mapping to Siri.

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