The iPhone 5 frenzy is almost at full speed. The launch date has been narrowed and the actual device may have been spotted. While we’ve heard a few rumored specifications for the device, there hasn’t been anything confirmed or unconfirmed. This in itself baffles many as they try to decide whether or not to wait on the iPhone 5, or pick up one of the newer devices launching like the Samsung Galaxys S II lineup, the Motorola Photon 4G, and the Droid Bionic. With that said, is there any one thing that could eliminate the iPhone 5 on your list?
For starters I’ve always wanted the next iPhone 5 to have 4G capabilities. That’s including LTE, WiMAX, and HSPA+, which opens up the possibility that we all want – an iPhone on all major U.S. carriers. The only problem with this is that many have speculated and concluded that LTE won’t come to the iPhone until 2012. AT&T’s CEO Ralph de la Vega stated earlier in the year that the iPhone would be launched on their network as LTE compatible in 2012. However, Verizon Wireless’ CEO Dan Mead (at the time) stated that we should “see more coming from Apple on LTE. They understand the value proposition of LTE and I feel very confident that they are going to be a part of it.” Add that to Apple’s Tim Cook’s statement on how LTE would have compromise the design of the iPhone 4, and rumors of a radical design change, and you may have the recipe for LTE in the iPhone 5.
Other things that we’ve seen you many of you want include: near field communication (NFC), a larger screen, better cameras, thinner, a complete new design, etc. So far NFC has not made the roads I would have expected, but that’s where Steve Jobs comes in and tell us why it will be different. As far as the larger screen, many users would not mind a 4-inch iPhone. Whether that means a larger device or an edge-to-edge display remains a debate. Additionally, recent rumors suggest a thinner device with better cameras, and a complete new design. Personally, I liked the iPhone 4’s design, but I’m not hampered by it.
We’ve named a few, but that can’t be all. Are these or anything else a deal breaker for you? Is there one feature that the iPhone 5 must have for you to purchase? Hit up the comments and poll to let us know. Maybe we’ll get that superphone!