Apple’s New iPhone: Will It Be a Game Changer?

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Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) –- IDC Program Director of Mobile Services Ryan Reith and Engadget Editor-In-Chief Michael Gorman discuss their wish list for the new iPhone. They speak on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

And director of mobile devices at ibc joins us now.

We asked both of you, what are your biggest wishes for the next iphone?

You came up with completely different lists.

Ryan, i will start with you.

Number one, a larger display.

This is all but confirmed at this point.

This is the most important thing for the series.

You have an iphone user base that has been using the same sized screen for the duration of iphone.

This will be the game changer regardless of this play type they use.

-- display type they use.

Is that a big game changer if they are the last to market?

They've been doing ok without it.

The real opportunity there is, you've had a lot of people who were choosing android for bigger screens.

People like having more room to look at on their phone.

You will be able to pull in more folks.

What else is on your list?

I don't expect wireless charging.

It is a game changer in my opinion.

Nfc is one i do expect.

This is their segue into making mobile payments easier.

It helps with pairing devices.

Widgets or live app icons?

It's not something i expect.

I think this does change the landscape when you start to have -- you see android has had widgets from the beginning.

You see nokia and microsoft with live titles.

It just changes how you interact with the device.

Your turn, michael.

Let me catch up with what i want.

I don't like having cases on my phone.

The iphone hardware is beautiful.

Making it more durable.

The sapphire display.

You don't need any screen protectors.

That's one that i think we're likely to see.

They have been using sapphire glass on their touch button and camera lenses.

That one is easy.

The next is waterproof.

Japanese manufacturers have been making waterproof phones for a long time.

Samsung is doing it now, too.

You hear about people dropping their phones into the toilet or out in the rain.

It would be nice to have a waterproof iphone.

Those are the durability things.

The one usability thing i want is better integration with google services.

I use gmail and google calendar and google maps.

I want the same experience on android and iphone.

We all know apple and google aren't the best of friends.

You're asking for a two-day battery life.

We are expecting a larger display, and it's the -- nfc, sapphire screen.

Any surprises on tuesday?

I feel like we are bound to see a surprise.

I don't know what it could be, though.

The biggest surprise will be a lot of emphasis on battery.

When you double the size of the screen or the device itself, it gives you more opportunity to put a bigger battery.

If we do see to sized devices, i'm expecting a double in the battery for the larger display.

This will give people that longer lifetime on the device itself.

You guys are sticking around.

We will continue this conversation after a quick

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