We can see it in your eyes - you want either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. But deep down, you know Apple’s latest iPhones aren’t quite up to your standard.
We have the same thoughts. Despite everything we’ve seen, heard and felt from the two new iPhones, there’s something missing in them.
There’s really nothing you or us can do about what should have, would have and could have been on the iPhones. But you can join us and make yourself heard and let Apple know what you want to see on the iPhone 6S. Or is it iPhone 7?
But that really matters. What matters is for these missing elements to appear on the next iPhone, stat!
Make it hardy
IP57 certification – if you don’t know what that stands for, it’s water and dust proof. Sony’s got it on some of its devices, HTC’s slowly introducing the feature on its smartphones, but we’ve yet to see it on any Apple smartphone. Hopefully, the next iPhone will have it because we can’t wait to use it and take some killer snaps under water.
- Hafizah Osman, underwater shooter
As someone who's already shattered one iPhone and one iPad screen in the past couple of years, I'm disappointed Apple didn't produce the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with sapphire crystal screens as rumoured. That would've made the displays near indestructible, eliminating mini heart attacks every time the phone is dropped. It'd also eliminate the need for protective casings, and we all know that iPhones look best naked. Let's hope the iPhone 6s has them, and I wouldn't mind paying more for it either.
- Melvin Tang, man with butter fingers
NFC for all
Apple has finally introduced near field communication (NFC). But no, the engineers at Cupertino thinks it’s not the right time to connect my NFC-enabled wireless headphones and speakers to its new iPhone, restricting it to Apple Pay instead. That won’t be available here anytime soon (just look at Google Wallet).
My only wish, is for Apple to open up NFC application. I'm not just looking at audio peripherals. The possibilities are endless - think of your next iPhone as your house or car key. Heck, it could even be a key to my fridge, and refuse to unlock it when I bust my daily calorie limit.
You know what Apple, ignore that last suggestion about the fridge. I’d like to feed my voracious appetite, thank you very much.
- Tein Hee Seow, not fully convinced (NFC)
Beat the EarPods
The EarPods are more commonly thought of as a side dish than as a significant main course when it comes to iPhone updates. But with Apple’s acquisition of Beats, this could very well change. Whether it’s better sounding audio or flashier EarPods, I can’t wait to see what the Apple and Beats collaboration will mean for the next iPhone. If that still requires another generation to kick in, I could also very well settle for those rumoured reversible USB plugs on Lightning cables instead.
- Elissa Loi, music junkie