July 4, 2011

The iPhone 5 Killer Feature Dilemma

The other day, I wrote a post about how the iPhone 5 needed to be a full redesign for a multitude of reasons. Again, this started me thinking about what exactly Apple could do to top the iPhone 4, because even though it has some pretty obvious flaws (see: antenna), it’s still the best cell phone I’ve ever owned by far. Even though I’m just one of those guys who buys the new iPhone per routine, the buying public needs a reason why the latest phone is better than the last one. I started to wonder what the killer feature in this next version could be, because there’s not really much left to do other than continue to keep up with technology.

A couple of my co-workers and I were recently discussing that it feels like the iPhone might have plateaued. In other words, where else can Apple can go from where they are right now? (Then again, if any company out there can surprise us with something unforeseen, it's safe to say that Apple can.)