About a year ago, a post about IPhone features was published in this blog where there were rumors about the iPhone 5 features. Within just about a year, Apple delivered. iPhone 5 did make headlines last year and this year people have started to speculate about the next iterations from Apple: the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6.
What should we expect with these? One of the most interesting features that these phones are expected to have is to have a fingerprint sensor chip installed on the home button. Given the propensity of theft of iPhones, this could be a great deterrent. “Steal This Phone!” Good luck using it. Bloomberg Blames iPhone Thieves for the increase in crime in New York City last year.
The fingerprint sensor technology will enable users of the new iPhone to authenticate themselves without the need for passwords or usernames. Adding such a feature is not just an advantage in innovation but given that it’s hard to replicate, Apple will have a leg-up on Windows Phone and Android.
The fingerprint detection is expected to be highly sophisticated, ensuring that only real fingerprints gain access to devices with skin property recognition.
Apple hasn’t confirmed this so it’s just speculation and rumor for the moment. It is gaining so much attention that it’s worth investigating. We expect more innovation for iPhone features in the upcoming years and we will keep you updated for that.
Not everybody has or wants an iPhone, and not every iPhone feature is the best example on the market, but seeing where Apple’s highly popular smart phone is going (and where people would like it to go) is a great way to get a picture of the near future of mobile technology.
With the iPhone 5 due this summer, rumors are flying thick and fast. Even the New York Times weighed in with an article that describes a cheaper, easier to use device. The article shoots down one rumor: a smaller “nano” iPhone model.
The Times article also cited improved (but unspecified) voice control. Individual apps can be controlled by speech today, but a lot of people are looking for system-wide speech control.
Another rumor is that the iPhone 5 will include near field communications (a.k.a. RFID), a capability recently added to Android phones. This lets the phones read electronic tags embedded in everyday objects like product packaging. According to an AppleInsider post, the iPhone 5 near field capability will have a unique (but unspecified) twist.
One of the more interesting rumors is of a greatly improved set of services for streaming content to and from the cloud. A Cult of Mac article describes tantalizing video-streaming, location-aware and geo-tagging capabilities.
Other rumored features include a 4-inch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
If you’re the kind who likes to look further into the future, here are search results for “iPhone” on Patently Apple, a site that tracks the latest patents awarded to Apple.