- iPhone Nanite
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I just received my first iphone (got rid of my blackberry) and can't seem to find an indicator light on the front of my iphone...does it have one? if not, is there an app i can purchase for this? I like being able to see a light flashing on the phone that indicates if i have a new message, email, missed call, etc...thank you for your help!
- 12-27-2010, 11:04 PM #2
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- iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
that's truly a bummer! i hate that I have to unlock the phone to see if I have a message.
Blink, I almost took the iphone back the first night I had it...but gave it a bit more time and now I love it...typing was difficult at first...but I'm getting the hang of it.
Thank you everyone for your help...
- 12-28-2010, 06:29 AM #6
- 12-28-2010, 06:57 AM #7
i originally came over from a BB as well and i have to admit.. i was missing the status light a lot, but even more was a keyboard that i could feel
it's just something you'll get used to. you can set your SMS to repeat so that helps and honestly checking your phone 20 times a day really isn't that big of a deal, of course if you decide to jailbreak it opens up a whole new world for notifications
typing i was a mess at, now i can do it without even looking at the keyboard
I'll never go back to the blackberry
- 12-28-2010, 08:31 AM #8
me eirther. I'm not sure if Apple will ever add this, but on my EVO I have a thing called hepatic feedback and what it does is the screen vibrates as you type, giving that "real keyboard" fell. of course there is an option to turn it off, but I like it on.
I remember not to long ago, someone menton the home button could be a status light, where the white square would become a LED indicator.
At the moment, only two apple products have a LED light. One is the laptops for the battery indicator, and the other is all the macs with the iSight camera.
- 12-28-2010, 09:52 AM #9
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- 12-29-2010, 06:12 AM #17
Is it that hard to hit the "home" button and see you have a "missed call" or a "SMS/MMS"? I mean you have several programs for text that allow you to not only read the message but also reply to it within the lock screen...and emails, we wont get into that, i personally dont see why people are so obsessed with seeing their emails on demand, i personally hate emails and 100% prefer to use some sort of messaging system...(and yes, i know some people get important emails worthy of notification during the day, and for those people, maybe they should carry a blackberry with their iPhone, like i do for work).
Is the indicator really that important? I always found it kind of useless, especially since i check my phone often enough to render it unnecessary.
- 12-29-2010, 06:53 AM #18
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- 12-29-2010, 03:11 PM #20
I don't come from a Blackberry and I honestly am not away from my laptop during the day that I need to check my phone that much for messages. So I guess it's hard for me to understand the need for the indicator light. I can see how you would miss it coming from using a BB, there were things I missed from the iPhone when I used an Android phone for a month. I think in time Apple will do something to their notification system, you shouldn't have to JB to gain functionality but the ideas that are in JB could be adopted by Apple which is why it's a good thing.
- 12-29-2010, 03:20 PM #21
Same could also be said for Windows support for the ipod it self. When the iPod first came out in 2001 it was only supported on Macs. It wasn't untill the second or third generation that the demand was high enough for Apple to have an iPod that supported windows.
Demand doesn't have to mean "I demand you to do this". It could also mean a demand for a service or feature.
Supply and demand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Demand (economics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think people really seem to underestimate Jobs.
- 12-30-2010, 02:30 PM #22
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- 12-30-2010, 03:20 PM #24
but I don't think many iPhone users would even care. Same for new iPhone users (ie; coming from another smart phone or even a basic flip or slider) Hell, I could care less if my phone had one or not (it does), A sound plays when I get a message, I push the power button and it shows up right on my lock screen. It does't really brother me, as mine is right behind the speaker grill and is a lot smaller then the BB.
- 12-31-2010, 10:49 AM #25