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Five features iPhone fans wish the iPhone 7 had

30 Mar 2016
Mariah - amaysim blogger


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The newest iPhone is mere months away and despite sending numerous emails to Apple with suggestions for several possible iPhone features that would make life simpler. I’m yet to hear back, so I thought I’d share my suggestions here. Let me know what you think.

Two new iPhones are coming and I’m buzzing. For those out of the loop, Apple have confirmed their new 4-inch iPhone with a 12-megapixel camera as the iPhone SE. Meanwhile the new iPhone 7 is expected to hit shelves in September. And while I’ve heard plenty of rumours about the new iPhone 7’s features, like wireless headphones and louder speakers, I’m yet to hear anything about a ‘drunk dial disabler’ or a ‘regrettable text receiver’ feature. Total missed opportunity right?

Regrettable text retriever

Just like a golden retriever, the regrettable text retriever function would chase down your cringeworthy midnight text and return it before anyone’s the wiser (or awake). It’s also perfect for saving you the embarrassment of explaining auto-correct typos that make you look like a creep. My mum still hasn’t forgiven me for asking Grandma if she wants a wake for her birthday (autocorrect fail – it was meant to be CAKE! Sorry Mum).

Drunk dial disabler

You know who doesn’t need a call at 3am? That friend of a friend of a friend who's number you got from a group text. So, in the spirit of preserving dignity, I demand the newest iPhone put a stop to drunk dialing. I haven’t worked out the mechanics but maybe involving a breathalyzer or a skills test when you try to make a call after 2am. Oh and while we’re at it – please also disable drunken social media posts too!

Embarrassing music hider

Ever chucked your iPhone into a party stereo only to have Savage Garden broadcast your secret shame across the room? Don’t get me wrong. I love Affirmation as much as the next person, but there’s a time and a place for power ballads (it's at 3am when the person you drunk dialled won't picked up)...away, far far away from the judgment of others.

That’s enough internet for today

Being tired at work sucks. And it sucks even more when the cause of it is a 1997 Buffy forum you were browsing until the wee hours of the morning. While your suggestions for erotic B-stories may be valid and based on character, it’s not worth getting caught sleeping in the work bathroom for. And so, I demand that the newest iPhone alert us when we’ve had enough internet for the day and maybe even read us a bedtime story.

Data handbrake

I would really like to see an app in the new iPhone that flashes a warning if it notices you’re tearing through your data faster than normal. Maybe it can even give you a prediction of how long you can expect to last at this rate before your data runs out. And if you do happen to run out early, it could prompt you to consider a great value amaysim data pack. See what I did there? Shameless plug. But in all seriousness, if you’re running low on data, have a squiz at our data packs from $9.90 for 1GB.

Let’s see if Apple get back to me. Have you got any iPhone enhancements you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments.

Mariah - amaysim's content gal