The iPhone might not be the dominant king of the hill as it once was but the game changing device continues to be a fan favorite. Despite struggling to compete with flagships from HTC Corp (TPE:2498) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930); the release of the next rumored iteration of the popular smartphone tentatively dubbed iPhone 6 is highly anticipated. Here’s a look at some features that could definitely boost the smartphone’s presence and help it regain market share:
iPhone 6 Features
Biometric security in iPhone 6?
Biometric security may not be able to offer any protection against stealth apps but it can definitely prevent an unauthorized user from logging into the phone in case you lost it. Though not one of those features without which your digital life doesn’t seem complete; but it would be cool to have your smartphone recognize your touch instead of a passcode each time you want to login to the device. A scan of your fingerprint to unlock the phone will definitely enhance the device’s security features.
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Built-in Activity trackers
It should not be necessary to carry an extra device with you all the time when you tout a computer the size of your pocket. Although developers at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will have a hard time figuring out how to integrate a reliable activity tracker with their device but such an app will definitely increase the iPhone’s value.
Near Field Communication or NFC as it is more commonly known may have made its debut on Samsung’s S3 and S4, but it is yet to be seen on the iPhone. Incorporating NFC into the new device can definitely generate fan interest and help build buzz about the new product. The technology also converts your phone in an e-wallet of sorts which is capable of making payments right from your phone.
iPhone 6 will have more storage
Famously so, iPhone offers its users no way of expanding the memory of the device. Photo and video aficionados like having a good chunk of free space on their devices so they can shoot and record whenever they wish to without have to worry about storage space. Lack of expandable memory has hurt the iPhone’s sales in the past causing loyal fans to look for other alternatives. The new iPhone could use memory expansion slots which can at least double the memory that is available by default on the phone.
Customizable home screen
Despite loopholes in security, people rush towards any new Android devices that come into the market. The reason for this is Android’s ability to add widgets and customize the phone according to the user’s wants. Though iOS does have a couple of options for customization and organization, but they are nearly not enough. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could use some revamping to its control panel so that you can make the most of your iPhone 6.
Built-in inductive charger in iPhone 6?
Charging your phone wirelessly today requires you to buy a charging sleeve and a mat for your device. It would be nice if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) includes an inductive charger in the iPhone 6.