By the time of writing this article, Apple would have probably completed the last specifications of the rumored iPhone 5 that is expected to hit the markets any time soon. Although the company is very silent on the expected features of the device, consumers can only wait in bated breaths but expect the best that Apple has to offer. Being the industry giants when it comes to electronics, there is no reason why consumers should doubt the capability of this new device.
While debate is rife as to the additional features that the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to come with, there can be no mistaking that there are some notable features which, despite being much anticipated by consumers, they have been left out. There are some features that are simply out of the way for the standards of Apple while other features are simply ridiculous.
The first notable missing feature is the Micro HDMI port. In March of 2011, the company announced that the iPhone 5 will support 720p and 1080p video outputs. While this is OK, the only problem is that consumers will need to incur an additional cost of $40 in order to purchase Apple’s Digital AV, as that is the only converter that can work on the iPhone 5. Not only is this converter bulky, when compared to a micro HDMI port that will use an affordable and very efficient cable that goes for only $5, it is a huge turn-off to consumers. If you are still hoping that the company will hear the plea of consumers and make changes, you might want to scrub the feature off your list because there seem to be no signs of any adjustments at the moment.
The second thing is the availability of removable batteries, yes you heard that right. Although other companies are addressing this all-important issue, Apple seems to pay less attention to it. The company is sticking to its initial plan which, according to the company, it makes the devices featherweight hence portable. It is to be mentioned that this is not a serious issue for most consumers, save for the only reason that there would be a problem powering the smart phone. As such, the best course of action would be to take the phone for repair when things go wrong unlike in other similar devices that would do with a simple battery replacement.
Third is the expandable memory. Apple is showing no signs of introducing Micro SD card slots in this new device. Consumers should thus hope that the phone memory will be improved at least to meet the high demands of memory space among today’s consumers. Last but not least is the issue that regards flash support. You guessed it right, the iPhone 5 has disappointed again in the sense that it will not be supporting flash media.
Well this is not surprising considering all its predecessors, it is however very disappointing to many consumers today because the internet today is almost becoming fully dependent on flash. Although there are some websites which have alternative view options for iPhone users, things cannot be same when browsing the internet without Flash and all consumers can do is to sit back and complain in the hope that their needs would be addressed in the next release.