As far as phones go, the iPhone has held its place as a sure and reliable phone for decades. Its popularity just keeps growing, and it’s even converted some of the most loyal Android lovers.
However, while it may be close, the iPhone isn’t perfect. There are still some features Apple could add to make it better. While some of these things are software related, others are hardware features. Here, we’ll suggest some of the hardware features that Apple should include in its future iPhones.
1. Titanium Build Option
Modern iPhones are made of either aluminum or stainless steel, making them excellent in terms of build quality. But Apple may take its next flagship iPhone up a notch by releasing a titanium build option.
Yes, titanium is more expensive than aluminum, but it is lighter, more durable, scratch-resistant, and less corrosion-prone. Plus, the titanium looks good which can make a high-end iPhone feel even more premium.
Also, this option is not available on all iPhones; This could be something Apple could add to the “iPhone Ultra”, just like it did with the Apple Watch Ultra.
2. The Foldable iPhone Line
Apple could really add some flexibility for iPhone buyers by releasing a foldable iPhone line. Whether it’s in flip-style or fold-style, it doesn’t matter; Knowing Apple, it’s good enough to compete with any Samsung foldable.
A foldable iPhone could bridge the gap between the iPhone and the iPad without stealing much of either one’s functionality. Even better, if it supports Apple Pencil as well, it will be a great backup for creatives and students.
We have already compiled a list of features we would love to see in the foldable iPhone. Luckily, there are rumors that Apple will release a foldable iPhone soon; Let’s hope they listen to us when adding features.
3. Fast Wireless Charging
If you use a wireless charger for your iPhone and AirPods, the iPhone’s MagSafe wireless charging technology can be a convenient solution for charging. However, it is much slower than using just one cable.
It’s slower because it’s less efficient and has hardware and heat limitations. But if Apple can hone its craft a bit by improving the charging coil hardware, wireless charging could be nearly as fast as wired charging.
4. New and Improved Touch ID
The last iPhone with Touch ID sensor was the iPhone SE (3rd gen) which was released by Apple in 2022. However, it has the same Touch ID hardware as the iPhone 8.
While Face ID is convenient, Touch ID is arguably the better choice for security, as discussed in our debate on Face ID vs. Touch ID.
So, we wish Apple would bring back Touch ID but improve it so that it is faster and more accurate than before. Considering the iPad Air already has a side-mounted Touch ID sensor, it shouldn’t be hard for Apple to incorporate it into the iPhone.
5. 144Hz display refresh rate
Refresh rates refer to how fast your screen updates the image on the screen, usually measured in Hertz (Hz). Higher refresh rates mean less eye fatigue and sharper images on your phone’s screen. The iPhone 14 already has an adaptive 120Hz ProMotion display, which is pretty decent for a flagship phone.
However, times are changing, and more and more Android phones are coming out with 144Hz displays these days. So, it’s time for Apple to keep up with the competition.
The 144Hz display will make the iPhone a competitive option when choosing a phone for gaming – even if the better display may come at the cost of battery performance.
6. Big Battery
iPhones aren’t particularly known for having the best batteries. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus models have class-leading battery life as they can fit larger batteries.
Apple could make this a staple across the entire lineup and make battery reliability a trademark feature for the iPhone.
Of course, this means shrinking the larger iPhone or other hardware features. Apple may be rearranging the internals to prioritize battery size, especially now that iPhones are transitioning to eSIM technology.
7. 8K Video Recording
There is currently no iPhone with 8K video recording capabilities. This is a bit surprising for a phone line that is very popular for its photography and videography capabilities.
When you also consider that Apple’s biggest competitor, Samsung, offers 8K video recording capability on the S20, S21, S22, and S23 series, you can start to see the urgency and wonder why Apple did it first. Why is it taking so long to do since.
Better video resolution will mean better images on your iPhone, and that scales more in the iPhone’s favor for video makers and image enthusiasts.
8. Better Cooling
iPhone cools mainly by throttling. This means you’ll see less performance as the iPhone tries to dissipate heat through its chassis. When it reaches the optimum temperature.