Ready for the Iphone 5?
Nov 2009 10

The iPhone 5 is an excellent product, but it isn’t perfect. Here’s the good news: a lot of these issues could be addressed in an iOS 6 update.

Three weeks into using the iPhone 5, there’s an awful lot I like: the screen, the weight, the speed, and even features like turn-by-turn navigation, which has become my lifeline while moving out to the suburbs with a car. It is, without a doubt, my favorite iPhone. However, there are aspects I’d like to see addressed: Maps is at the top of the list, obviously. But there are also some small features in iOS 6 that could stand to be improved. And, there are some nonsoftware issues as well.

“Better reception or Wi-Fi quality” isn’t on my list, because I haven’t encountered those issues, although there are some people who have. Battery life isn’t on here, either, because the battery life on the iPhone 5 is about the same as on the 4S. Sure, it could be even better, but it’s on par with many other 4G phones, and good for its slim size. (I’d love to see a battery optimized model of the iPhone, like the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, but I guess that will have to wait foriPhone 6 — or at least 5S.)

So, with those caveats firmly in place, here are the top things I’d most like to see fixed on the new iPhone. (And, yes — many of them are iOS 6 issues that can extend to the iPad, iPod Touch, and older iPhones as well.)