Even though the iPhone 4S has proven to be a winner among consumers, tech industry insiders have weighed in on some areas where the smartphone is lacking. Tech experts also have pointed out which of the iPhone 5's features absolutely need to be improved.
In order to keep up with competing devices and maintain Apple's heavy-hitter status, tech experts argue that the iPhone 5's most important area of improvement needs to lie within the smartphone's 4G capacity.
With past models, users have had issues with 4G since only AT&T customers can connect to the web via 4G-like speeds over 3G networks. However, users who go by other carriers have to operate on 3G speeds. The general consensus of iPhone 5 wish lists is for all 4G issues to be resolved before Apple announces the official release.
Another significant improvement being highly recommended for the upcoming device is a bigger display. The iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch screen. This came as a disappointment to some, considering many Android-based handsets have 4.3-inch screens.
A third demand for the iPhone 5 is a new and improved Siri. While reviews of the virtual personal assistant feature have been fairly positive, some users have complained about how it sometimes misunderstands what a user is saying when reciting email.
Apple tech advisors also have come forward to advise the company to revamp design on the iPhone 5. A revamped design many be necessary to remain relevant because the iPhone 4S had the same design as the previous model, the iPhone 4.
In online forums, there are a communities of people offering suggestions for Apple's yet-to-be-announced fifth generation iPhone. Apple users seem to be in agreement that the stakes for the iPhone 5 are high so the company needs to address the features consumers are after. They also agree that the iPhone 4S with its 3.5-inch retina display, 8-megapixel camera, dual-core processor and virtual personal assistant is a tough act to follow.