iPhone 6 specificationsSo what would we most like to see contained with the iPhone 6's specifications? Here are some of our suggestions.
Built-in infraredThe Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. ( BC94) ( 00593)0 Galaxy's last model, the S4, included infrared capabilities, meaning that the handset could be used as a universal controller for numerous household devices. This was a particularly nifty innovation and would be very welcome in the iPhone 6.
Near-Field communicationsThis wouldn't just be a valuable inclusion for Apple, it would also be a big deal for this form of technology. Near-field communication NFC enables a phone to communicate with others nearby, and particularly lends itself to payment systems such as Google Wallet and PingIt, although there are other valid uses for NFC as well. As of yet, Apple Inc. ( AAPL) have steadfastly declined to include NFC in the iPhone, which has been a blow to the producers of the technology. But with several rival smartphones now supporting this technology, Apple could be tempted to take the plunge with NFC for iPhone 6.
Improved voice control technologyOne area where the iPhone has perhaps disappointed slightly is with regard to voice control technology, which is presently delivered through its Siri feature. This is generally considered to be an inferior system to the Google Now device, and there will be some pressure on Apple to implement a souped-up version of Siri in the iPhone 6.
Integrated wireless chargingApple is well known for greasing their palms by charging the public extra money for a variety of extras for their devices. For example, beautifully though they are designed, the current generation of iMacs has been criticized for not including any form of disc drive.
Thus, at present if you wish to charge your iPhone's battery wirelessly, a separate charging sleeve and mat are required. There is a strong argument for Apple to utilize one of the custom charging chips which numerous companies now manufacture to make wireless charging as convenient as possible. Whether Apple Inc. ( AAPL) would view this as economically viable is highly debatable.