iPhone 6 Rumors: 4 Biggest Things Fans Expect for Apple's Next Smartphone
Apple is gearing up to put the latest installment in its flagship line of smartphones on store shelves on Friday. Since its unveiling at a major press event last week, the upcoming iPhone 5S has been criticized by many in the tech industry who believe that updates to the camera's flash and a fingerprint scanner aren't forward thinking enough evolutions to keep the device competitive with other. With the ship sailed on features to be included in the iPhone 5S, now is as good a time as any to discuss features fans apparently want in Apple's next iPhone. Below are some of the features people seem to want in the inevitable iPhone 6.
Larger Display: A few weeks back, Reuters reported that Apple was experimenting with a 5.7-inch screen on an iPhone. With the growing trend of smartphones leaning toward bigger, phablet-sized, displays, it's not surprising that Apple would try and look into the technology. After all, it would help it compete with South Korean rival Samsung and its Galaxy Note smartphone family. Maybe not a mandatory option on the iPhone 6 but users would certainly love a phablet option for the iPhone.
Water and Dust Resistance: This one seems like a no-brainer. Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active has provided more rugged people with the option to keep a smartphone on them at all times. A water and dust resistant iPhone could help Apple get a foot in the door of a market that it's typically stayed out of with its more sleek and delicate design.
IR Blaster for Apple TV: Not to make it sound like we just want Apple to rip off a bunch of Samsung's idea, when it works, it works. The Galaxy S4, HTC One and LG G2 all come with built-in IR blasters that allow them to control a television. With Apple TV making a push this year, it would only make sense for the company to try and brand all of its devices together and make each iPhone 6 a potential remote to your living room's smart TV box. An exclusive Apple TV iPhone app could then follow.
A 128GB Model: This was rumored to be debuted with the iPhone 5S but that didn't end up happening. Apple has decided to cap the iPhone 5S at 64GB. With the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, Apple is encouraging people to keep more information on their smartphone now that it is supposedly safe. With that users would likely benefit from the extra storage space now that they can think of it as secure. Currently users can boost their storage capacity by using iCloud, but that's not exactly the safest place for one's personal data.