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The iPhone 6 is almost here, with Apple expected to unveil its new mobile hardware in September. Apple fans have been extremely patient in waiting for the iPhone 6, having to make do with nothing but rumors for the past 12 months.

Now, with weeks rather than months to go before its release, it’s time to talk about the iPhone 6 and your individual hopes for the next big release from Cupertino. Will Apple deliver what its fans demand?

iHope 6

We want to know, What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? This isn’t about what you expect to see unveiled in September, rather what you hope to see unveiled in September. Assuming all of the latest rumors emanating from the rather thin walls at Cupertino prove to be correct.

Do you want to see Apple have it large by increasing the size of the screen? Do you want to see multiple models introduced to appeal to a wider demographic? Do you want to see haptic feedback added as standard?

Is battery life more important to you than speed and features? Are you more interested in a stronger iPhone than a more beautiful iPhone? Should Apple improve the camera hardware or concentrate instead on improving the software and effects?



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Let us know in the comments section below what your hopes are for the forthcoming iPhone 6. Or, if you’re an Android advocate 5 Reasons To Choose Android Over iPhone [Opinion] 5 Reasons To Choose Android Over iPhone [Opinion] If you’re looking at buying a smartphone, you’re probably going to buy an Android device or an iPhone (sorry, Microsoft). What’s the difference, and which should you choose? We recently gave the pro-iPhone side of... Read More who has landed here by mistake, feel free to register your total lack of interest in the iPhone 6… don’t just click away, make your voice be heard!

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  1. Hildy J
    July 31, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I'm hoping it's such a big disappointment that sites stop publishing carefully leaked "rumors" about the iPhone6s or iPhone7.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Not a chance in Hell!!! ;)

  2. Xoandre
    July 31, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Since I have never owned nor operated an iPhone, nor can I afford to buy one, I would hope that - regardless of any technological aspects - it is affordable to those of us who have yet to be able to afford an iPhone 4, much less and iPhone 5.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      I think there's more chance of Steve Jobs rising from his grave than there is Apple dropping its prices by any great degree.

  3. Rob H
    July 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    @Chinmay S
    "the world’s most popular phone" a strange assertion for something with under 20% market share ?

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      He is correct though, the iPhone is the world's most popular phone (as in handset) because that 20% market share is all iPhone. The 75% enjoyed by Android is split between countless different handsets.

  4. tara
    July 31, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    i would love to see a bigger screen and better speakers for better sound.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      The bigger screen is a given, but we may have to wait until Beats is fully integrated until we get better speakers.

  5. Ben
    July 31, 2014 at 11:11 am

    That you are able to load Android onto it. New HTC One M8 will be available for Android and Windows soon.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Love the iPhone, hate iOS?

  6. Joseph Ryan
    July 31, 2014 at 7:04 am

    They have quite a back logs of outright bugs, unstable software and "bugs", (those that are a matter of perception, things that make you think 'Why does it work *this* way?' but for the main hardware change, yes it has got to be something for large monkeys like me with big fingers and fading eyesight.

    Too bad Apple is not open to having customers suggest and/or vote on their most desired fixes or features. Oh well. I'm keeping my old phone until I see whether I really must switch to large screen with Android as that is the only possible.

    Also too bad that Android is "open" system is name only - not something you can really hack.

    • Chinmay S
      July 31, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Rumors say that Apple will be launching 2 different size devices. One will be a 4.7 inch normal iPhone and another will be a 5.5 inch Phablet. The larger one will be so thin that it may be called iPhone Air.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      All the leaks have suggested the iPhone 6 will have a larger screen. I can't see it matching the phablets like the Galaxy Note though, but then that's not necessarily a bad thing.

      You can't hack Android but you can customize it to within an inch of its life. It's certainly a lot more open than iOS.

  7. Howard R.
    July 31, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I want to see an iphone that is as big as the biggest screens made by Apple's competitors.

    If I'm going to do more with my iphone, I have to be able to see more of my apps or maybe even multiple open apps at once.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      I think Apple will go bigger but I'm not sure the iPhone 6 will enter into phablet territory. Steve Jobs was always against large screens, arguing you should be able to reach all four corners with one hand, so this may go against his wishes somewhat.

  8. Charles R
    July 31, 2014 at 3:03 am

    I'm not an Apple fan, but I'll bite at this one. Whether or not they (Apple) wants to admit it, consumers are snatching up larger screened devices in droves. Regular consumers, not just the tech-minded minority that believes they need to be catered to.
    I'll predict that the iPhone 6 has a larger screen, but not much else. Obvious bump in specs, maybe a sapphire screen? They will probably focus a lot of attention on a software release, as there's only so much to be done with existing hardware.
    I haven't seen recent numbers, but they'll probably keep the 5c around, I've seen quite a few of those in the wild.
    They may come up with some whiz-bang product/feature/etc., but they seem to be playing the safe, long game in the past few years.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      I agree. Since Jobs died Apple is just treading water by appealing to their core customers. The larger screen is a given at this point, because market forces are finally dictating Apple's decisions.

  9. Zhong J
    July 31, 2014 at 2:37 am

    That it's their last one.

    • Alan W
      July 31, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Amen to that! I could not of put it any better.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      I get the iPhone hate BUT competition is always good :)

  10. Ben Howard
    July 31, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Whatever they do, i hope it's significant. Apple hasn't got me exited about anything in quite a while... would you agree that it's been pretty boring for the last few years since the rmbp?

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      I personally agree with that. Apple appears to have entered into a period of incrementally improving on its existing products purely to appeal to existing fans. But that strategy will not persuade any new consumers to buy into Apple. I think we need from revolutionary products more than evolutionary products. The iWatch perhaps?

  11. likefunbutnot
    July 31, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I hope that Apple discovers fantastic new "making the letters on the screen keyboard upper or lowercase depending on the state of the shift key"-technology.

    Failing that, I'd be willing to accept a new iOS boot screen that includes an apology for the crappy keyboard, lack of filesystem access, application interoperability and customization options. Perhaps with a full-retina display video of lead developers committing seppuku in contrition.

    • Chinmay S
      July 31, 2014 at 9:50 am

      If you love customization so much then why don't you buy an Android phone? iPhone doesn't supports customization but still it's the world's most popular phone ever. Everyone wants to hear a news about the next iPhone. It's always been the most searched keyword among smartphones. A person not interested in iPhone will also read everything available about it but this is not the case with other phones. People are not interested in other phones. Other phones may come or go but iPhone will last forever.

    • likefunbutnot
      July 31, 2014 at 11:40 am


      I have an employer-inflicted iPhone 5s. I didn't ask for it. I don't carry it. It might be a popular device. That means millions of people have made a poor decision.

    • Dave P
      August 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      I still find it amazing how the iPhone splits opinion like this. The level of enthusiasm from some quarters is matched only by the level of hatred from others.

      @likefunbutnot You still don't like the iPhone 5s even though you get to use it for free?

    • likefunbutnot
      August 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      @Dave P,

      There are sexually transmitted infections I'd choose in preference to having an iPhone 5. My Windows Mobile 6 phone was more useful.

      I have the iphone set up to forward all my calls and messages to my personal cell phone or email account, but it hasn't been removed from its spot on the floor someplace under my desk since about 40 minutes after I got it.

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