Apple’s A8 Chip Production for iPhone 6 Underway at TSMC – Mac Rumors

As tired as we get of rationed, incremental and somewhat predictable change I’ve still got to say bring it on.


I agree (and I’m a techie). The issue I have with the iPhone (I have the 4S) is that from a customer point of view, there’s not a lot of apps that require a new/newly architected CPU every 12 months. Not to mention that iOS/iPhone is still missing a lot of basic functionality that has nothing to do with CPU speed. Granted there *may* be something coming in the next iPhone 6 that might require a better CPU/performance than what the 5S has now, but that’s a lot of architecture for 1 item.

Some of the basics that I was talking about that are missing after almost a decade of iPhone are:

-better/more parental/security areas…such as allowing me to view my pictures but disable the Trash button…or include some kind of black list for dirty websites (since Apple already bans all sorts of stuff in the App store)…or offer the ability to force the email system to ask me for the password every ______ hours/days/weeks/power cycles/whatever.

-better history/caching control of Safari…it’s really weak that it can’t remember what website I was at 10 days ago

-better/longer record of phone calls…I believe the max is 50 received calls and 50 dialed calls. Seriously? 16-64GB of storage and this is the best Apple can do?

-better Airplay integration…such as DIRECTLY to the other Airplay device and NOT over a network/router

-the ability to EASILY get my 1080 videos off the iPhone AND at 1080…ludicrous that I record at 1080 but when I push to Youtube it’s 720 or worse…and that I must jump through all kinds of hoops to get the video off my iPhone and onto computer…it should be a simple feature in iTunes.

-the ability to send longer/better quality videos by email….Hotmail, Yahoo, Google, and others provide a 25MB attachment size limit while Apple is still holding onto its 5MB-is-the-largest-we-can-possibly-send-because-it’s-1993 motto.

-the ability to store, locally, in some kind of folder my email attachments….PDFs, music, etc.

-I love the All Inboxes but why isn’t there an All Sent box so I can easily see all the emails I’ve sent from my various email accounts?

-An editing feature of photos…so that if the iPhone accidentally mixes up the orientation of a photo (which it ALWAYS does when you take a photo looking straight down at the floor), you can just flip the orientation.

There are a lot of other small things that would make the iPhone/iOS so more awesome…most of these items would be quite trivial to add.