- 02-11-2011, 05:14 PM #26
I guess I'm not sure how I was a ****. There a function of the phone that I don't like. It's not imaginary, it's not perceived, and it's not far fetch. You're obviously a bit insecure, that's on you. I am having a problem with a fundamental feature. And I posted it here looking to discuss it and share ideas about it. It may be nothing to you, that's fine, for you and how YOU use the phone. But if it's an issue for me (even a minor one) then I don't see how I'm a **** by discussing it. And I'm not real sure why you feel the need to call names just because you don't have any concerns about the same issues that concern me. The problem I specified is a minor one, but it's something I'm not crazy about. It's MY #1 problem. And so far, it's really the only thing I dislike about the phone.
You don't care about it? Fine. Find another thread to involve yourself with. It's obviously not just an issue with me. Further searching would point out that others have mentioned it. And there is even rumors of Apple hiring a guy specifically experienced with engineering alert systems.
The scenarios I laid out were purposely a little far fetched, to add a little humor into my post. And I said so in the post. You disagree fine. Say so. Or skip the thread. But don't be so insecure that you feel the need to tell me my problem isn't worthy of discussion, or that I'm a **** for merely mentioning it. I didn't rant, I didn't say the phone was garbage that I wanted to return it. I like the phone and the only issue I have with it is a minor one. I'm just sorry I thought this was the place to discuss it.
- 02-11-2011, 06:40 PM #28
- 02-11-2011, 07:00 PM #29
Originally Posted by You
I said huge oversight, "In My Opinion". Last I checked, I'm entitled to my opinion. The problem is minor. The fact that it's remained this long is the huge oversight.
And I didn't jab at your unboxing video. There's that insecurity I was talking about. I didn't even know you made one. (Until now. I checked it out. Riveting. 15 minutes of removing a phone from a box. You should be in Hollywood. I almost made it through 2 minutes.) I was jabbing at them in general. There are hundreds of videos on Youtube of people removing a phone from a box. I was just using that as an example of the other more useful subjects we could be talking about. It was sarcasm. Humor. Not aimed at you. (I actually did take a jab at you in this post. But I decided not to go to your level, so I deleted it.)
I get it. You need to be the big man around here. You've made 600ish posts since last month. You need us all to know what kind of watch you wear and what kind of knife you used to open the box. It's cool man. You can be the big dog here, I just wanted some info about my new phone. I'm not a threat to your reign. Once I get the phone figured out, it will stay in my pocket and do it's thing and I won't need to bother people with questions about it.
You win. I'm gone. There are lots of other iPhone resources out there. I'll seek answers there if I need any.
Before I go, let me point out, several other folks have mentioned this problem. There are rumors that Apple is addressing the problem. It's not some non-issue that I chose to pick a fight about. It's a real issue that others seem to also want resolved. I made the mistake of choosing this forum to discuss it. And for that, I was called names and had my character questioned. I'm sorry if I was a ****.
- 02-11-2011, 07:37 PM #31
- 02-11-2011, 09:20 PM #32
Ok now that THAT is over....
The fact remains that the native SMS notifications ARE woefully inadequate to anyone coming from a Blackberry or Android product, which are far more customizable and much less obtrusive than that of the iPhone. I'm hopeful that Apple will address this oversight in future products.
Having said that, the iPhone is far more fluid than anything else. I just wish Apple would find a way to integrate some of the little things that mean a lot to many users, like more customization and options.
- 02-11-2011, 09:31 PM #33
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- 02-12-2011, 07:45 AM #37
- 02-12-2011, 07:52 AM #38
No need for a link to another forum. There's plenty of instruction on jailbreaking right here on TiPb including step by step tutorials. Hop over to the jailbreak forum. Read the sticky threads first - that's why they're sticky. Then read the threads extolling the benefits of jailbreaking.
As Matrix said, I jailbreak mostly to use BiteSMS. I also use LockInfo, and that's my jailbreak world - takes care of my notifications. But seriously, hop over there and you'll be glad you did.
- 02-12-2011, 09:06 AM #39
- 02-12-2011, 10:41 AM #40
- 02-12-2011, 12:31 PM #41iPhone Newbie
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With that being said, I learned how to turn that feature off, and looks like I'll jailbreak and get the bitesms.
I came from the Droid, and still have a Blackberry (yuck) as my work phone, so the whole notification thing seemed like a no brainer to me. On both of those, and on every dumb phone I've ever owned, when you get a text, it makes it's noise, and it shows you a text icon. It doesn't just splash your message up on the screen, or give you a pop up telling you that you have a message. So having not owned an iPhone before, the notification system they used seemed alien to me. After the dust cleared in this thread, I did learn a few things that helped though. Turning off the text preview is close to a 100% solution. That would take care of sensitive information being shown to the whole world. Jailbreak and bite would solve the whole problem. I'm still weighing that as an option.
Thanks to those of you with valid advice and input.
- 02-12-2011, 12:39 PM #43
- 02-12-2011, 12:58 PM #44
Originally Posted by dcsr23
Originally Posted by me
Originally Posted by nj
Now, to solve this problem we could simply move on and be done with it, or I suppose you could continue to say that I am insecure and nerdy when quite frankly, YOU are the one that keeps trying to cut people down an an Internet forum.
And for the record, since he hinted at it, let me just be clear, I have not sent this guy any PM's, nasty or otherwise.
Now before you get ahead of yourself on the the wrong track, take a moment to look back. Did I slander him because he didn't like a feature:
Oh, LOOK how bad I cut him down! I totally wasn't just mentioning that his reasoning was absurd, but no, he decides to turn around an and be an *** and say:
And after that he is wondering why he is getting these responses!
Now, to solve this problem we could simply move on and be done with it,
or I suppose you could continue to say that I am insecure and nerdy when quite frankly, YOU are the one that keeps trying to cut people down an an Internet forum.
- 02-12-2011, 02:54 PM #46
And is is obvious that you were the one that started this whole conundrum, because after I said that people were nitpicking, you said "OH GOD FORBID ANYONE SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THE PRECIOUS IPHONE!"
So instead of worrying about my 600 posts (which is actually not that much considering the pre-ordering hype), your visions of how secure I am, or your obvious ESP because you clearly know me and my life, why don't we do the adult thing and talk about the MINOR (not a major oversight) issue of text message notifications. Here, I'll start:
I would like, in the iPhone 5, if there was a tiny LED that alerted you of new messages like some other smartphones.
- 02-12-2011, 03:00 PM #47
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- 02-13-2011, 10:34 AM #49