Am I a bad person? A selfish dreamer maybe. But bad? Apple doesn’t play the technology game of Ditto as often as Samsung but there are a few Galaxy features I would not mind in the iPhone 7. We’ve already got Touch ID and 3D Touch, both of which work better on an iPhone than on anything with a Samsung logo, so what does a Galaxy have that an iPhone user might want?
No More Bricks
Alright, let’s get this one out there. Don’t change the iPhone’s date back to 1970 because that tends to brick the phone. And support Apple’s attempts to defy the government and courts by supporting a secure iPhone vs. one where the government can walk in anytime and rip off all the incriminating evidence you’ve store there.
What does iPhone 7 need that iPhone 6s does not have?
Waterproofing – I know, I know. There’s a huge customer support issue with this one. Samsung advertises the ability to flush a Galaxy down the toilet, but they’re desperate to sell stuff. Apple is not. But waterproofing would be a great feature to build into an iPhone 7, even if Apple did not advertise it was there.
Wireless Charging – This has been around awhile so the only excuse Apple has is… well, there’s no excuse. Somebody out there must have the ability to build 250-million iPhone-approved wireless charging mechanisms. I want one. And don’t go raising the price on the iPhone, either, Apple. I’m watching you.
Unbreakability – Come on. We’re in the 21st century already. Why can’t we have devices with glass that doesn’t break attached to a case that doesn’t break. I’ve seen those commercials on TV. Somebody is doing it already, why not Apple? OK, to be fair about it, I only remember the commercial where the smartphone was dropped and it didn’t break and the screen didn’t shatter but it was sufficiently surprising that I forgot the phone’s brandname.
More Juice – OK, honestly, if you have an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus this is less of an issue because I can go a whole day doing everything iPhones do and still have 30-percent juice at the end of a Skype-infested, movie playing, Apple Music kind of day, but battery life seems to rank higher on the list of customer wants than thin. Apple. Thin isn’t really all that cool anymore.
More Storage – I know there’s an argument floating around out there that 16GB is OK for some iPhone users, particularly businesses who don’t want their employees to load up a smartphone with stupid games, but, seriously? 16GB? The minimum entry-level should be 32GB because I’m willing to be there’s not much more than a nickels difference in price between the two. Apple just wants those of us who know better to pay more. While you’re at it, Apple, how about an option for a microSD card? Just kidding.
This list could go on and on ad nauseam, but you get the idea. We could ask for another color. I’m thinking a baby blue that matches my eyes. How about a multi-camera setup on the back of iPhone 7 so photos would more closely match those of a mid-range DSLR? I’m all for facial recognition and voice recognition tied into TouchID for maximum security from attacks by relatives, thefts by office co-workers, hacking by government spooks, and just because it would be a cool trick to show other iPhone users what yours can do that theirs cannot.
Update: Check out Curved Labs‘ designs for the iPhone 7. Lustly and drool worthy. It’s also a good way to practice your German.