Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to bizworld)
1. a flash-light (like the one you see in Nokia 1661)
There a number of flash-lite apps via the iTunes app store and Apple is including the option with iOS 7. The flash-lite option included with iOS 7 will be under Control Center.
2. at least, an AM/FM radio
There are a number of radio streamng apps available via the iTunes app store. The ones I use are free.
3. a longer-lasting battery life (e.g. 24 hours) while still being light-weight.
Longer lasting for what functions? Apple is limited to current battery technology which has been steps behind since day one. There are a number of fluctuating factors involved with battery life.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to bizworld)
For the time being, your number 3 is mutually exclusive with current battery technology. The only way to get longer battery life would be to use a heavier, larger/bulkier battery. Basically, somebody needs to invent a radically new battery technology. Until then, the only way is to make devices bigger, so you can cram a bigger battery into them.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to bizworld)
Thanks to those that have responded. Number 3 has been answered satisfactorily. I couldn't edit the post so, I'm adding number 4.
4. Also, for it to be able to use a pre-paid option for the phone (like T-mobile pre-paid service)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to bizworld)
Option to use pre-paid is dependent on the wireless carrier and is
a decision made by the wireless carrier. Whether the iPhone supports
pre-paid service or not has nothing to do with Apple or iOS, but
solely with the wireless provider you choose to use. Some support
pre-paid, some do not. Those that do support pre-paid do not always
support the full range of functiont that come with a monthly account;
some do not provide SMS or voice mail or MMS or FaceTime or
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)
Thanks for your response but I was referring to features (like flash-light at the top of the phone and an AM/FM radio) that will come with the iPhone hardware itself and are not Wi-Fi or cellular signal dependent. (i.e. they would not need an app or an iTunes store to use them)