Galaxy S5 Features We Most Want To See In The iPhone 6
We thought we'd never say this: Apple needs to take a page from Samsung's book.
Based on the iOS 8 update coming to smartphones later this year, it seems Apple listened to customer feedback and will make its devices even more accessible.
However, more can be done with Apple's iPhone, and if the company wants to remain competitive, it'll need to add even more features to make the iPhone 6 the best device yet. To do that, it has to take a bit from its competitor, Samsung's Galaxy S5.
Here are some of the key S5 features that Apple should (ahem) borrow from Samsung.
While the general iPhone home screen lets you tap on scattered options, the Galaxy's Toolbox is even better, letting you browse through a customizable toolbox for shortcuts to your favorite pages. That way, you don't have to scour your menu for Twitter. You can just select it and post away.
Selecting priority users
Having a mailbox full of people can be an annoyance, especially when you only contact a select few over the course of the day. With the Priority Senders option on Galaxy devices, you can single out favorites on your list and contact them without having to root through a whole list of contacts.
Better playlist creation options
While making a playlist of songs on the iPhone is simple, the Galaxy S5 offers a better option, one where you can tilt the device and generate a brand new playlist that puts whatever song you're listening to on it automatically. What better way to create that Foo Fighters folder that you always wanted?
By selecting an option on the main menu with the Galaxy S5, users can instantly get a list of devices they can connect to. Why can't the iPhone 6 do the same thing? It'd be great to connect to your iMac or Macbook within seconds and transfer stuff with the push of a button. Who needs a wire?
Folders are nice to store stuff in, especially if you want to access something specific, such as games or work applications. Why do they have to be plain black, though? The Galaxy offers the option of selecting various colors for folders - and if Apple were smart, it would include the same option with the iPhone 6.
This is a big one, since turning on Private Mode will stop data from being leaked on your phone, such as provocative selfies or bank transactions. If Apple can configure this with its fingerprint technology, it would certainly make using an iPhone 6 much safer.
Improved photo options
The new photo accessories introduced in the iOS 8 update are pretty nifty, but more is needed. The Galaxy provides a number of editing options at the user's fingertips, including the ability to airbrush, apply filters and add personal effects like drawings to photos. The iPhone would certainly gain popularity using these techniques.
The option to ignore a call and stay in an app
Finally, don't you hate it when you're browsing through something or playing a game, and a phone call interrupts the fun? The Galaxy S5 has an option where you can screen calls in the background without interrupting an app - and we can assure you that many iPhone users would love an option like this.