Most wanted Apple iPhone 6 features revealed in new survey

We’ve seen leaked information about Apple’s next iPhone here on Tech Assimilate just over a week ago. We saw renders of the iPhone 6 chassis from manufacturing partner Foxconn and an industry sourced report that both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version of this smartphone will be launched. But what do the people want? Well mobile discount online store WalletHero recently conducted a survey to find out…

iPhone 6 mockup design

iPhone 6 mockup design

Just like the Tech Assimilate news yesterday highlighted, everyone wants a longer battery life! WalletHero quantified this desire at 97% of all surveyed. So 3% of people don’t want a longer battery life – that’s surprising.

The Apple iPhone 6 feature wish list in order of popularity is as follows:

  1. Longer Battery Life (97%)
  2. Larger Screen (85%)
  3. Better Camera (73%)
  4. Faster Processor (43%)
  5. MicroSD (37%)
  6. Lower Price (35%)
  7. SIM/Dual SIM (8%)

While we have no indications at all about the upcoming iPhone’s battery capacity it looks like the second most popular wish of a bigger screen is definitely on the cards come refresh time. With the iPhone 5 (and 5S and 5C) Apple stuck rigorously to the ideal of the iPhone fitting snugly in a lady’s hand. Now it looks like it will require a larger grasp but that’s what people want, as illustrated by the Android and Windows Phone competition.

The Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be extremely thin

The Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be extremely thin

There’s a positive that often materialises out of a larger phone body – there’s usually room for a larger capacity battery too. Of course the screen will eat away more watts but previous large devices, like the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone series for example, have very decent battery life.

Apple iPhone 6 shown in white

Apple iPhone 6 shown in white

Turning to wish number three which is also widely popular – a better camera – this shows a major feature of smartphones that is ever more used by people, especially social media fans. I think the prospect of a good camera upgrade is good for Apple’s iPhone 6. Firstly Apple is showing commitment to enhancing this area of its devices with the recent hiring of the Nokia PureView camera engineer Ari Partinen. Also it has always been striding to improve this key smartphone feature anyway – in case Partinen needs more time to work his imaging magic into an Apple device.

Whatever happens, it looks like the iPhone 6 is going to be much more of a change than the previous generation. I’m looking forward to it, are you?

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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