So, is the iPhone still as powerful in the consumers’ perception as it once was a few years ago? There are some that think not and this has tied in nicely with the new kid on the rumor mill block, the iPhone 6 and its accompanying platform of iOS 7.
Is there any substance to this rumor? The old adage of not needing to repair something that doesn’t have anything wrong with it is ringing out quite loudly from the ‘it won’t happen’ camp. We can see evidence of this historically, for example, how much did iOS 6 actually change from its predecessors? Not that much if honesty prevails. The same principle can be seen at work on the outside of the device too, it looks pretty much the same throughout all recent versions, with the obvious exception of the chasm of difference between the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4.
On the opposing side, with the changes going off at Apple it is not beyond the realms of possibility although Apple has not said a word. There is a new head of software and a lot of people out there that are still waiting for features that are available on other platforms. Functionalities such as wireless charging, bigger battery and NFC have been notoriously absent from the iPhone and reassurances from Apple have always been provided as to why consumers don’t need them.
There is a distinct possibility that we may see a U-turn on this kind of policy and users may actually get what they want for a change. After all, surely Apple has to listen to what it’s market users actually want?
Speculation by some analysts and reviewers suggests an operating system that may work very much like the Mac OS X which is generally considered to be a great OS. Also it is rumored that further apps could be added with additional iCloud synchronicity, similar to the existing apps.