I don’t intend on queuing for 5 hours this year to get my iPhone 5, but I almost certainly will be upgrading to the latest iPhone as soon as possible.
I’m coming up to my second anniversary as an iPhone user, and here are the new features and improvements I’m hoping the iPhone 5 will include.
My iPhone 5 Wishlist
Please Apple, a universal inbox for SMS, mail and voicemail that stores logs for all contacts with address book entries in one location.
Wireless/OTA iTunes Synchronisation
Having to hook my iPhone up to my PC every time I want to sync it is ludicrous in this day and age. I’d almost settle for being able to sync wirelessly on my home network, but full wireless sync is a must for me.
Quicker Access To Camera
One of my big pet hates with my iPhone is the length of time it takes to get to the camera. When I see something I want to capture I have to press the home button, slide to unlock, enter my pin, click on the camera app and then press record…by the time I’ve done all this the moment has gone. What would be great is a one touch way to get into the camera, either via a dedicated button or a keystroke combo.
I know that as smartphones become more and more powerful the power requirements will increase, but what I really want is a phone like my Sony Ericsson T68 back in 2001 which I only needed to charge twice a week. At the moment my iPhone is lasting on average 1.5 days on a full charge which is ok, but I want more!
The notification system on Android is so much better than on iOS. What I want is a way to see all my notifications in one place, rather than having to click on every app individually.
Richer Lock Screen
Prior to switching to an iPhone, I had a Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia. What I miss the most is the Windows Mobile ‘Today’ screen that provided a quick snapshot of my world. What I’d really like is a richer lock screen with a similar experience on the iPhone 5.
I rarely use cash and I try to use my Amex card as often as possible. It’d be great if I could speedup more of my transactions just by using my phone. What would be even better if is I could store the details of my loyalty cards in my phone, as I don’t tend to carry these with me as I like to keep a slim wallet.
What features would you like to see in the iPhone 5?