The iPhone 6 Sapphire screen, a new screen that’s even more scratch- and damage-resistant than the Gorilla Glass currently used, is one of the most anticipated new features of Apple’s newest phone. In fact, according to a recent survey of most-anticipated new features of the iPhone 6, Sapphire screen is tops.
The latest rumors today indicate Apple may be working on a digital wallet of sorts with the iPhone 6. Doing so involves a partnership with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, banks and retailers, a system that will be officially unveiled on Sept. 9 along with the iPhone 6.
Interesting, a recent survey by uSell.com doesn’t indicate a mobile wallet as iPhone buyers’ top priority.
Popular used-phone marketplace uSell.com conducted the survey of 1,000 U.S. smartphone users, half of whom said they were most excited about the rumored Sapphire screen.
Apple is widely expected to unveil two larger iPhones next week. With screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, up from the 4-inch iPhone 5S screen, that’ll give a hefty increase in real estate for the iPhone 6 Sapphire screen to fill. It’ll also give Apple some devices that fit into the “phablet” market currently dominated by Samsung.
But while the screen was tops on the list, there was a list. The uSell.com survey indicated that the top five “most wanted new iPhone 6 features” were:
- A new iPhone 6 Sapphire Screen (chosen by 45.5% of respondents as their most-wanted feature)
- Infrared camera to see in the dark (chosen by 19.2% of respondents)
- New tools to monitor your health and fitness (10.7% of respondents)
- The ability to show 3D images (9.5% of respondents)
- New tools to control your home appliances (7.7% of respondents)
Such features above would be completely new. But what about features that aren’t so “pie in the sky”? The survey also asked respondents about which incremental iPhone improvement they would want most in an iPhone 6.
Again, an iPhone 6 mobile wallet didn’t even cross people’s minds. Then again, nobody knew they wanted iTunes until Apple created it….
The incremental improvements survey respondents wanted to see from the iPhone 6 were improved battery life (selected by 37% of respondents), a bigger screen (19.2%), a better camera (11%), better phone reception (11%) (NOTE: why didn’t more people choose this one?!), and more memory.