CNET has posted a pretty solid list of some of the most wanted features for the iPhone 5. Some of the features are very unlikely, but some are almost guaranteed to happen.
The feature list is ordered from least to most important and even includes the estimated odds of Apple implementing the feature.
Do you agree or disagree? Have a feature that isn’t listed? Check it out!
Top 20 Most-Wanted iPhone 5 Features
20. Enhanced Voice Control – 75%
- Expanding on the existing Voice Control features of the iPhone 4
19. Micro-HDMI Out – 2%
- Instead of using pricey HDMI cables, Apple could consider what many Android-powered smartphones use and offer a built-in Micro-HDMI port that requires an inexpensive cable
18. Removable Battery – 0%.
17. Expandable memory – 0%
- See number 18.
16. Biometric security – 25%
- Basically using your finger print to unlock your phone.
15. NFC-enabled (near field communication technology) – 35%
- This is that “digital wallet” rumor. Use your iPhone to pay for purchases.
14. More memory – 50%
- 32 GB and 64 GB iPhone is likely.
13. Improved home screen – 50%
- This is redesigning the home screen and general method of notifications. May come with iOS 5.
12. Video chat (FaceTime) over cellular network – 75%
- Jailbreak your iPhone 4 and you got this feature. We’ll see if iPhone 5 enables it (though I think this is more of a carrier decision)
11. Flash support – 1%
- Not a chance.
10. Better cloud-computing support – 75%
- Lots of rumors about this lately. MobileMe is likely to play a major role.
9. Better camera – 95%
- Rumors of an 8-megapixel camera have been thrown around for the back camera. The front camera will probably get an update.
8. Dual-core processor – 100%
- Like the iPad 2, the A5 chip is coming to iPhone 5.
7. Improved 3D graphics – 95%
- Like the iPad 2.
6. More carriers – 40%
- This one is more USA-based as in Canada, we’ve maxed out on carriers. All that’s left is Chatr (Rogers), Koodo (Telus), Solo (Bell), and the new guys such as WIND and Mobilicity, but the latter two run different frequencies.
5. Larger screen – 50%
- A 4-inch display would be wonderful.
4. Better battery life – 90%
- As with every iPhone update, battery life always gets better.
3. Fewer failed and dropped calls – 45%
- Again, this one is mostly USA-based. While Canadians do have the “death grip”, it is not nearly as bad as in the USA with AT&T.
2. iOS 5 – 100%
1. 4G network compatible – 50%
- The Canadian carriers recently rebranded themselves to 4G, but it’s not really 4G. Hopefully the iPhone 5 will have 4G capabilities so that when we do get actual 4G speeds, we can use it.