dont forget ordinary 3.5mm mic input, and maybe streaming capabilities, possibility to use that nice sensor to use as a webcam, etc..They don't need another form factor change! They didn't need the last one, IMO.
Their chip foray may or may not improve. We'll just have to see.
NO, they don't listen and they seem unable to understand that there is still a large consumer market out there that would go for a true optical zoom capability, which would indeed position themselves above the fray.