Ever since we got our hands on the iPhone 4 we have been dreaming of the iPhone 5. Meanwhile we also witnessed the spectacular rise in the quality of Android enabled smart phones, both in terms of hardware and software. Now many people have gone on record to argue that Apple is the only true innovator and anything put forward by anyone else can only be second-rate. Unfortunately, this cannot be any further than the truth. Android users now enjoy certain features that Apple users may not even know about and they are beginning to take for granted stuff that iPhone fanatics are swooning over after the iOS 5 update details were released recently.

Things are not getting any better because the latest rumors suggest that some of the most anticipated features of the iPhone 5 will not actually be featured. Well we crossed our fingers and hoped for the best but clearly, that was not enough.

Flash Support: Steve Jobs already indicated that he despised flash and by the looks of it, he will be sticking to his guns because the iPhone 5 will not feature flash. Jobs indicated that he preferred HTML 5 instead and criticized flash for its alleged reliability and security flaws.

NFC: Google will rule the roost in this department because Apple will not be including this in the iPhone 5. Apple cited the lack of proper industry standards. However, it seems to have forgotten that this is a critical stage in which those standards will eventually be determined. On the other hand, Google’s Nexus S 4G will feature NFC technology.

Increased Internal Storage: It seems that Apple will not include a higher internal memory model. Therefore, users will have to continue to choose between the 16GB and 32 GB models. The unveiling of the iCloud also seems to reaffirm this strategy.

4G LTE: Apple will not be releasing this version because the Qualcomm LTE chipset is yet to meet its demands. Furthermore, it is said that transferring to 4G networks might severely affect the iPhone battery life.

Larger Display:  Apple will not be increasing the size of the screen. Instead it might focus more on screen quality and even introduce and edge-to-edge feature.