If history is any indication, Apple is gearing up to release its new iPhones in September – which will likely include a new triple-lens camera and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.
But there are several other features we want to see in new iPhones moving forward, some of which involve the device’s software, and others that would require changes to its hardware. All of these things have become standard for Android phones, but have yet to make their way to Apple’s iPhone.It’s unlikely we’ll see these additions in Apple’s 2019 iPhones, if we ever see them at all. Apple is typically slow to sign on with smartphone industry trends and doesn’t typically do so unless it feels strongly about the value those features bring. Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, for example, included iris scanning before Apple’s iPhone X brought the similar FaceID facial recognition system to the tablein September 2017. And Apple only added common user interface features to the iPhone like third-party widgets and settings shortcuts long after they had become common on Android.
Regardless of whether or not the below features actually materialize in a future iPhone release, they’re useful capabilities that could make the iPhone a more tempting switch for Android loyalists.
Here’s a look at the features that are on our wish list for the iPhone.