iPhone rumors are very strange because there are tons of them, but they really only focus on a few things. What’s more, with the next-gen iPhone launch only a few months away, those rumors have been picking up steam. There seem to be three main features that keep grabbing the most headlines: 4G LTE connectivity, a larger screen, and a redesigned body. In a perfect world, the ‘new iPhone’ would have all three and more, but if you had to choose just one, which feature would you pick?
4G LTE is probably last on my list. 3G isn’t lightning fast, but it’s by no means slow. I think the difference between EDGE and 3G is far more significant than 3G and 4G, so I would be fine sticking to 3G for a while longer. I’ve never really had any problems with 3G + WiFi. Well, no problems that wouldn’t persist with 4G – AT&T’s coverage isn’t optimal no matter what speeds you’re on. The biggest thing keeping me from embracing 4G, however, is the fact that I won’t be able to get unlimited data. I use the web on my iPhone A LOT. I would choose unlimited slower data over capped faster data any day.
The feature I would place directly over 4G would be a redesigned body. I love when one of my favorite devices receives a redesign with a new set of colors and/or building materials. A refreshed look would definitely be a plus, especially considering that the iPhone has existed in it’s current form (aesthetically speaking) for over two years now. Of course, design isn’t everything. With most people covering up Apple’s designs with cases anyway, how a device looks isn’t essential to how it operates.
Obviously, then, if I had to choose just a single feature for Apple’s next major iPhone release, I would choose a larger screen. More than anything else, the screen size of the iPhone is in desperate need of change. The current 3.5-inch devices are looking more and more dated when compared to the slew of other smartphones out there. Now, I’m not talking about something ridiculous, but a 4-inch Retina Display on the iPhone would be excellent for games, videos, and simply breathing a bit of new life into the iPhone line.
Now, just to clarify, I really really hope that Apple has a few more tricks up its sleeve besides the three features discussed here. I can’t wait to see which rumors pan out and which missed the mark, but even more than that I’m excited to see the things that are so awesome and unexpected, they didn’t even make it into the rumor mill.
If you guys had to choose just one feature for the next iPhone, would you choose one of the three listed above or would you pick something else? Let me know in the comments section below or hit me up on twitter @TiP_Jake.