All in all it’s easy to think that once you’ve seen one mobile phone you’ve seen them all. In some cases this is sort of true. When it comes to innovation we haven’t seen anything truly ground breaking or world changing in a long time. What we are seeing now are lots of pointers and hints at which direction the world of the smart phone might be heading.
Apple’s latest addition to its mobile phone stable gives a few clues at what we might be able to expect from the next generation of smart phones. Here are a few ideas of what we might see:
1. Larger screens: Apple have taken a while to reach the same conclusion as other manufacturers, but now that they have designed the new iphone with a larger screen it tends to make the other even larger handsets look bulky and wasteful. The four inch screen on the iPhone 5 seems perfectly proportioned when compared against others. It fits snugly in the hand but it is big enough to be able to watch wide screen movies without screen squish and the increased resolution means that words are easier to read and games are easier to play.
2. Smaller case: We might yet see smart phones become small enough that we can wear them on our wrists. Indeed the only thing stopping this from becoming a reality is the requirement for such a large screen. But Apple has proved that it really is possible to put everything that a phone needs into a space that is smaller than a wallet.
3. More robust operating system: The latest update to Apple’s iOS has brought a host of changes and tweaks that might not render anyone obsolete, but do a good job of giving other handsets a run for their money.
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By shinychris | January 21st, 2013