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#1 Brian Miller

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:52

What do you think will come out of Cupertino in the next few years?  Here's my predictions...

 

 

2014

iPhone 6: RFID

iPad: Finger print recognition.

 

2015

iPhone 6s: Facial recognition

iPad: RFID

 

2016

iPhone 7: Inductive Charging

iPad: Facial recognition

 

2017

iPhone 7s: Stereo speakers

iPad: Inductive Charging

 

2018

iPhone 8: Dual cameras on back.

iPad: Keys on smart covers

 

2019

iPhone 8s: Dual flashes on back.

iPad: Dual cameras on back

 

2020

iPhone 9: Dual cameras on front.

iPad: Dual flashes on back.

 

2021

iPhone 9s: iOSX support.

iPad: Dual cameras on front + iOSX




#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:54

Not to get my head ripped of for posting this, but most of those features are already available, (some have proven to be too gimmicky to succeed)



#3 OP Brian Miller

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:56

I didn't ask you for your opinion on my suggestions, I asked what you think would appear in future iDevices or what you would like to see as new features.



#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:00

I didn't think I was giving an opinion on your suggestions, was trying to delicately mention that some of those features have been around for a while

As for new developments, I don't know, smartphones have become so much like miniature tablets now I wouldn't even know where to start suggesting put this in or put that in, without it being just that, a gimmick :)

 

And I do get that I can fail at a tactful response, wasn't my intention



#5 #Michael

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:30



What do you think will come out of Cupertino in the next few years?  Here's my predictions...

 

 

2014

iPhone 6: RFID

iPad: Finger print recognition.

 

Apple's response to rfid is iBecan (LE bluetooth)

 

2015

iPhone 6s: Facial recognition

iPad: RFID

 

Again iBecan will win over rfid

 

2016

iPhone 7: Inductive Charging

iPad: Facial recognition

 

Until power grid/qi charging standard is determined then apple will never put it in

 

2017

iPhone 7s: Stereo speakers

iPad: Inductive Charging

 

Until power grid/qi charging standard is determined then apple will never put it in

 

2018

iPhone 8: Dual cameras on back.

iPad: Keys on smart covers

 

2019

iPhone 8s: Dual flashes on back.

iPad: Dual cameras on back

 

2020

iPhone 9: Dual cameras on front.

iPad: Dual flashes on back.

 

2021

iPhone 9s: iOSX support.

iPad: Dual cameras on front + iOSX

 

My responses in bold beneath each line.  The rest of these are just un-needed.



#6 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:32

Not to get my head ripped of for posting this, but most of those features are already available, (some have proven to be too gimmicky to succeed)

most of the features that phone manufacturers add are Gimmicky.



#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:35

Not to get my head ripped of for posting this, but most of those features are already available, (some have proven to be too gimmicky to succeed)

Why does it matter if certain features are already available in some way or form?  That's a serious question too.  



#8 Nick H.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:37

I know that you didn't want comments on your suggestions, but can I ask what the purpose of dual cameras and dual flashes are? Would one be wide-angle and the other telephoto? And would the dual flash just mean a brighter flash?

I can't think of any revolutionary ideas that would come from Apple anytime soon. Although if more people could get behind NFC that would be interesting.

#9 #Michael

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:39

I know that you didn't want comments on your suggestions, but can I ask what the purpose of dual cameras and dual flashes are? Would one be wide-angle and the other telephoto? And would the dual flash just mean a brighter flash?

I can't think of any revolutionary ideas that would come from Apple anytime soon. Although if more people could get behind NFC that would be interesting.

 

The 5s has dual flash now...doesn't it?



#10 Nick H.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:42

The 5s has dual flash now...doesn't it?

I'm not sure. My question was a genuine one rather than a jab, I have no idea and would be intrigued to know what dual cameras on the back and dual flashes would be used for over a single lens or single flash. :)

#11 #Michael

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:53

I'm not sure. My question was a genuine one rather than a jab, I have no idea and would be intrigued to know what dual cameras on the back and dual flashes would be used for over a single lens or single flash. :)

 

Apple calls it a true tone flash but it actually is a dual flash.

 

http://www.apple.com/iphone-5s/specs/



#12 Rippleman

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 16:26

I imagine Siri (and other speech recognition programs) will become a lot more intelligent... not to the point of jarvis I imagine, but close on time table of 2021. Also with the abundance of cash, I would see apple leading the way in this field.



#13 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 16:34

I'm not sure. My question was a genuine one rather than a jab, I have no idea and would be intrigued to know what dual cameras on the back and dual flashes would be used for over a single lens or single flash. :)

LG tried that with one of their opitimus phones, to take 3d pictures

Why does it matter if certain features are already available in some way or form? That's a serious question too.

I never said it mattered

#14 Buttus

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 16:50

you think it'll take them until 2016 to catch up with inductive charging?  i guess that's about right...

 

at least they're getting a bigger screen finally!



#15 shozilla

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 16:54

LG tried that with one of their opitimus phones, to take 3d pictures

 

HTC  made a phone with 3D camera that is called HTC EVO 3D.

 

HTC EVO 3D has dual flashes and dual cameras.

 

I still have it.  :)