By Robert Harris
iPhone 5 rumors change almost daily and it is truly hard to figure out what Apple will be pushing out in the Sep-Oct time frame. A redesign would be a welcome change as I personally do not like the back of my phone being made of glass. A lot of speculation has been that the back of the iPhone 5 will be constructed like that of the iPad, a welcome change to people like me.
I look forward to a larger display but don’t see Apple going larger than 4 inches, Apple likes to boast about battery life and too big of a screen would hinder it. A quad-core processor looks likely but let’s be honest if they went with a dual-core and went with 1GB of RAM that alone would be enough of an improvement. Don’t get me wrong a quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM would be fantastic if not amazing, but it is a little overkill for a phone.
I have a lot of faith in Apple and Tim Cook and whatever they push out as the next iPhone will be a quality product and hopefully will be able to back up all the hype speculation has placed on it. With the natural progression and evolution of smart phones and with so many competitors Apple will certainly deliver and as always will have a “Feature” or “Gimmick” that NONE of the competition will have.
The one thing I do not want to see is NFC. That is a feature that should it come with the phone will remain off on my unit. Near Field Communication sounds great and is convenient BUT the security risks involved are too high and this would oust Apple from making a huge impact on the Corporate and Government Markets. With RIM and their Blackberry at near collapse many smart phone producers are chomping at the bit to be the next Corporate/Government superstar. Mass purchased business/work phones is big business and if Apple want a piece of that growing pie Security will have to be a priority.
I want to see Apple produce a more usable phone and tablet, more than an app holder and web browser but something that real work can be completed on. The Microsoft Surface ARM is showing us that it is possible to run full programs on tablet sized devices and that is where the Corporate/Government and Consumer emphasis is going.