The iPhone 6s is coming and coming soon. On the morning of September 9th, Tim Cook will stand on the stage and with his team of engineers unwrap the brand new iPhone showing off the device that will most likely be used as the barometer to measure the success of all the devices launched through the year 2015/16. Thanks to the social media being on overdrive and lots of leaked stories, we do have a fair idea of what Apple plans to bring in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and the improvements it will feature over say an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. However, there are a few more things that we wish that Apple would bring despite knowing that no way would Apple do it, at least in the upcoming generation of phones.
1) Magsafe Inductive Charging
We fell in love with the way the Apple Watch charges. In this time where Wireless charging is a bit of an ongoing experiment, we are surprised that Apple has not jumped on the bandwagon. Imagine an iPhone with an inductive charger, with absolutely no need for you to carry the lightening cable everywhere you go. It would be a dream move, especially from the convenience stand point as well as making a statement of moving on to a world without any wires. We cannot help but think, wireless charging as a phenomenon will only really take off when Apple implements it on an iPhone.
2) Taptic feedback for alerts
Put any smartphone on a table and on vibration mode, you are most likely to be more scared of a phone call than be curious or happy that you have received a phone call. While we understand that the same makes sense for phone calls as you usually cannot afford to miss them, notifications are something that can wait. This is where we hope Apple takes more inspiration from the watch and bring Taptic feedback alerts on the device. If you have experienced Taptic feedback you will know how much different it is from the normal vibration. it would be even better if the phone had the ability to detect if its in the pocket of someone or on the table outside and have a feedback based on that. It would truly make the iPhone, the most pocket and table friendly device on the planet.
3) Dual Speakers
The iPhones come with single speakers and while they produce probably some of the most crisp sound you would expect from a mobile phone, you kind of miss the stereo effect from dual speakers. With it pretty much guaranteed that the iPhone 6s will have the same design as the iPhone 6, we can pretty much rule out dual speakers, but imagine iPhones with say an arrangement like the boomsound on the HTC M8, it would be pretty much epic. While we are at it dual speakers, it would not hurt to demand that Apple also increases the volume of the earpiece to sound slightly louder than what it does currently.
4) An iPhone with Physical Shutter Button
I cannot ever emphasize how much I miss a two step physical shutter button on my iPhone 6 Plus. Given that I use the phone as my primary camera, and yes, I am well aware how you can use a volume key as a shutter button, I really wish the phones came with a physical shutter button. It would make the whole process of taking the picture on the iPhone just so much more fun and easier. In fact, just launching the camera then using the shutter button, a bit like the Xperia phones like the Xperia Z5 would be so much easier without having to use the power button to go to the lock screen and turn the camera on.
5) Expandable Storage on the iPhone
Now, this is never ever happening because how could you ever justify picking up an iPhone with say 64 GB storage, but even if there is support to add another 8 GB to your iPhone, it would be a bonus that would make a lot of customers really happy. In fact an option to add another 8 GB on an iPhone would be a really smart move and could to a point justify Apple killing the iPhone 32 GB and only having a 16, 64 and a 128 GB version. You never know, Apple could introduce an altogether new standard or size of expandable storage rather than going ahead with the same, Micro SD card. With Android phones also gradually ditching expansion slots in the high range, the probability of Apple getting one on board doesn’t sound a very likely add on.
We are fairly sure that none of the features will be available on the upcoming iPhones, but one can still hope along right. We hope we would bump this post sometime in the future, if not for the iPhone 6s then for the iPhone 7 for sure.