In today’s technology world, if a company is late with a critical update, it is trashed on blogs, vlogs, and in print. Reviewers’ disappointment manifests itself in different ways.
Underperforming devices are usually in the past until next year for most smartphone makers. Belying expectations, however, results in new renders of Apple’s next iPhone.
A similar fate has befallen the iPhone 13. A design overhaul is much needed even though Apple has notably improved battery life. If it is going to compete in the premium smartphone market, the company also has to improve its specs. The premium smartphone market is being disrupted by new entrants offering flagship-killing devices for half of the price of premium smartphones.
We have compiled a list of improvements we would love to see in Apple in the near future. Additionally, companies need to realize that a phone is much more than a camera. Even though the camera is important with the Instagram generation, the phone’s improvements need to go beyond that.
A display with a refresh rate of 90Hz to 120Hz
The screen has been brightened significantly by Apple. Additionally, the sound quality on the phones has also improved with deeper and richer sound. However, the company has avoided changing the refresh rate. Although 60hz displays are standard on iPhones, other smartphone makers have graduated to 120hz (and even 144hz) displays. In spite of Apple’s introduction of adaptive refresh rate in pro models, the technology must trickle down to regular phones. In the lower-end iPhone, at least the display will support a 90hz refresh rate to improve gaming and movie watching. As a higher refresh rate translates into less battery life, Apple will have to adjust battery life accordingly.
This time around, it was 20 percent smaller, but it has not completely disappeared since the iPhone X.
While this is happening, the world has been using hole-punch cameras and even under-screen cameras (not very successful). There’s a need to rethink the hole punch design. Despite the notch not obstructing views, it does look antiquated since many devices don’t have them.
The touch ID system
Due to the pandemic, Face ID has been discontinued. With everyone masked up, it is difficult to remove the mask every time to unlock the phone. Many smartphone manufacturers implement this. fingerprint scanners can also be used in place of this. Apple may consider bringing back the touch ID system. It has already been done on the iPad mini, integrating the feature into the power button, so it would not be difficult to do the same on the iPhone. The iris scanner would also work, but Apple has already implemented touch ID.
Charging and data transfer using USB-C
Compared to the old USB C-Type technology, the new USB C-Type technology has a faster charging speed and better data connection. Therefore, one wonders why this technology wasn’t incorporated into the latest iPhones. Changing to USB-C is more environmentally friendly if saving the environment is a concern.
Back and front are made of ceramic
Most manufacturers of smartphones have become reticent about how practical their designs are, even though the iPhones could use an upgrade. The phones do look beautiful, but they need to be covered since they are fragile. It’s pointless to design a better-looking device if it’s going to be covered? Next year, Apple can solve this problem by using ceramic shield glass on the front and back.
Sample rate/refresh rate of touch
Cupertino’s main focus this year was to entice serious gamers to its products. Screen brightness was improved, as well as battery life. The touch sampling rate, however, stayed the same. Apple must work in this regard, along with improving the screen refresh rate, to ensure a more fluid touch experience.