Writer: Minor Tweaks Could Make iPhone 5 a Major Upgrade
In a recent piece for CNET, Kent German lists five features that the iPhone 5 should incorporate.
“Honestly, I can’t see Apple ever adding features like Flash support, expandable memory, and a removable battery, so I’m going to leave them off my own list of things that the new iPhone needs,” German writes. “I’ll also skip obvious points like a larger display in favor of five tiny software tweaks that could go a long way toward making the iPhone even simpler to use. And, more importantly, I can see Apple actually making these improvements.”
Among German suggestions are a “mark as read” option in the iPhone built-in Mail application, home-screen contact display, a week-by-week calendar view, settings shortcut and more efficient autocorrect feature.
“Though the autocorrect feature definitely serves a purpose, not to mention bringing us the occasional laugh,” he says, “I’d prefer that it offer more word choices when I’m writing. Yes, I know ‘choice’ and ‘Apple’ don’t belong in the same sentence, but a small improvement here would make us even better texters. For example, if I type “rec” on an Android phone, I’ll get not only my intended word (‘receive’), but also a host of other choices like ‘received,’ ‘record,’ ‘recent,’ ‘recommend,’ and ‘recovery.’”