The iPhone 13 seemed similar to the iPhone 12S. Apple needs an iPhone 14 to compete with others, not just another iPhone 12 upgrade
A company that misses one of the critical updates is trashed on blogs, vlogs, and in print if it misses out on one of the most important updates. Disappointment manifests itself in different ways for the reviewers.
A low-performing smartphone means the end of the road until next year for most manufacturers. In Apple’s case, however, defying expectations translates into new renders of the next iPhone. This has also been the case with the iPhone 13.
The battery life of Apple’s devices has improved significantly, yet a redesign is very much needed. Besides, if the company wants to compete in the premium smartphone market, it needs to improve the specs. With flagship killers at half the price of premium makers’ premium devices, new entrants have already disrupted this market.
The following are Apple improvements that we would love to see in future releases. Moreover, companies should realize that a phone goes far beyond its camera. While with the Instagram generation, it is the camera that is significant, the phone’s changes must go beyond that.
Display with 90Hz-120Hz refresh rate
With more brightness on the screen, Apple has made significant improvements. With more depth and richness, the sound quality on the phones has also improved. However, the company is not changing the refresh rate. The 60hz display has traditionally been a standard feature on iPhones, while other smartphone makers have graduated to 120hz (some even to 144hz) displays. Adaptive refresh rates have been introduced on Apple’s pro models, but the technology needs to make its way into regular smartphones. Fortunately, the new lower-range iPhone will have a 90hz display that will improve gaming and movie viewing. Since a higher refresh rate would reduce battery life, Apple will have to adjust battery life accordingly.
The iPhone X has not entirely vanished, but it is smaller than before.
As a result, hole-punch cameras have become popular, as well as under-screen cameras (which have been less successful). The hole punch should be considered as part of any design refresh. Given that most devices do not have a notch, the notch does appear archaic despite not obstructing viewing angles.
The pandemic has led to the death of Face ID. Since everyone is masked, it is difficult to remove the mask every time to unlock the phone. As an alternative, fingerprint scanners are often used instead. It may be time for Apple to bring touch ID back. Since they’ve already implemented it on the iPad mini, it wouldn’t be that difficult to do it on the iPhone. The iris scanner would work as well, but Apple has the touch ID feature ready.
Charging and data transfer with USB-C
Faster charging speeds and better data connections are available with USB C-Type technology. It is therefore puzzling why this technology was not included in the latest iPhone range. Switching to USB-C is more environmentally friendly if saving the environment is a priority.
Front and back made of ceramic
Despite the fact that iPhones need an upgrade, most smartphone makers are reticent about the practicality of their designs. In fact, the phones look more beautiful, but they need to be covered because the materials are fragile. Is it worth it to build a better-looking device if it’s only going to be covered? Ceramic shield glass can be installed on the front and back next year by Apple.
Refresh/sampling rate on touch
Cupertino’s goal this year was to lure serious gamers to the iPhone. The battery life was improved, and the screen brightness was increased. However, the touch sampling rate did not change greatly. Apple needs to improve the screen refresh rate as well as the touch experience to ensure a better user experience.