Apple iPhone 5: Top 10 Most-Wanted Features Recap [PHOTOS]

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  • Voice Control
    Apple’s acquisition of voice-recognition application startup Siri last year was taken by many as an indicator of the company’s interest in developing voice command for the next generation of iPhones. Seeking Alpha contributor Jason Schwarz writes that voice control could be a game-changer, pointing out that “voice search, rather than browser based search, could prove to be a real threat to Google's dominance.” Reuters
  • iPhone 5 - will it feature an 8-megapixel camera
    Customers are looking for an upgrade on the current 5-megapixel camera. Back in April, Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar speculated that the iPhone 5 would be incorporating Sony’s 8-megapixel camera chip. Whether Apple stays with current supplier OmniVision or not, it’s likely that the next iPhone will include an 8-megapixel camera. REUTERS
  • iPhone 5: Top 10 Most-Wanted Features Recap: iOS5 and iCloud
    The newest version of Apple’s operating system is built on direct manipulation and multi-touch gestures. iOS 5 is expected to have over 200 new features and also incorporate cloud compatibility with iCloud, which will allow users to maintain photos, apps, calendars and documents on the device without requiring use of the phone's memory storage. REUTERS
  • iPhone 5: Top 10 Most-Wanted Features Recap
    It seems that Chinese state-run carrier China Unicom http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/pcw/docs/480/082/html/5203.jpg.html inadvertently revealed in a slideshow presentation that the iPhone 5 will implement HSPA+, a 4G technology, for download speeds of up to 21 Mbps. Though not as fast as LTE, HSPA+ would make download times on the next iPhone three times faster than on the current iPhone 4. REUTERS
  • iPhone 5 Redesign
    Rumors abound that the new iPhone will have a wider body and aluminum frame, which would allow for a larger display and lighter weight. Based on leaked images from case makers, it also seems that the next iPhone will return to the curved-edge design of the iPad and earlier models of the iPhone, which might likewise indicate the reinstatement of the internal antenna. Has Apple sufficiently improved its internal antenna technology that it will be able to present an even slimmer iPhone on Tuesday? We’ll have to wait and see. REUTERS
  • Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Update: Progress with A5 Hits Snag
    Customers are in luck! It is widely rumored that the next iPhone will incorporate the same powerful A5 chip included in the iPad2, a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor. As several Android models currently include 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz dual-core processing chips, it’s expected that Apple is paying particular attention to keeping up with the competition. Reuters
  • iPhone battery
    According to the iMobi study, one of the areas in which consumers are most hoping to see improvements in the new iPhone is battery life. While the iPhone 4 already includes 40 percent more talk-time than its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, potential buyers will be looking for further improvements. According to Apple’s http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html product page, the iPhone 4 is capable of 7 hours of talk-time and up to 300 hours of standby time, while also offering up to 6 hours of internet usage on 3G and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. If you are planning to purchase the next iPhone, what features are you most hoping to see unveiled Tuesday? Let us know in the comments. REUTERS
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The imminent release of Apple's latest product on Tuesday has customers musing on their wishlists for the new iPhone. Mobile advertising network inMobi announced recently that results of their iPhone-focused study indicate that a staggering 41 percent of mobile users in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada intend to buy the iPhone 5, if Apple does indeed release a next-generation product.

One statistic of particular note in the study was the percentage of current BlackBerry users likely to switch to an iPhone 5, which weighed in at an impressive 52 percent.

According to inMobi, in addition to propelling Apple from a 27 percent to 41 percent marketshare, the iPhone 5 launch would see more than 50 percent of those customers who intend to purchase the phone flocking to stores within the first six months. However, if the new phone is not an iPhone 5 but instead a product update -- i.e., iPhone 4GS -- the number of those users likely to purchase it drops to fewer than 15 percent.

For the next iPhone to be viewed as a next-generation device and not simply a reiteration of the current model, Apple will have to incorporate several major improvements into the redesign.

With so much depending on Tuesday's big reveal, it's no wonder there are so many rumors about what features the next iPhone will have. Check out the slideshow to see what features customers are most hoping the the iPhone 4S/5 will have.

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