- 06-15-2011, 09:09 AM #26
- 06-15-2011, 09:52 AM #27
- 06-15-2011, 10:31 AM #28
- 06-15-2011, 10:13 PM #29
Just because something isn't interesting to you, or anyone else doesn't mean Apple shouldn't add it. There were many people last year who hated the idea of a front facing camera, and went on and on about how it's "un-Apple like", and how they would never use it. Once Steve Jobs announced it they all changed their tune though.
There are so many more important things to worry about in this world whether or not someone might make their phone light up, I don't care one bit about what others do with their phones. If some people don't want to use a certain feature they don't have to, and the funny thing is iOS5 has a notification light, it's just on the back and way too bright for everyday use. So I don't see what the opposition is all about.
The iPhone 1, 2, 3, and 4 all still work for those apposed to change
- 06-15-2011, 10:59 PM #30
- 06-15-2011, 11:10 PM #31
- 06-18-2011, 07:10 AM #32
- 06-18-2011, 09:34 AM #33
- 06-18-2011, 10:32 AM #34
I don't really understand the point of it. It doesn't convey any information, just whether or not there is a notification and possibly which type if the colour can change. That's it. I'd end up turning on the screen to see what it is, anyway, and I will always know there's a notification on my iPhone because I feel it vibrate. That tells me there's a notification, and I don't need a flashing LED to remind me. How is it saving any time if you're taking out your phone to look at the LED? Might as well just press the home button and see what's what.
Last edited by dsmith3427; 06-18-2011 at 11:18 AM.
- 06-18-2011, 11:17 AM #37
Personally I find it annoying, specially when I have my phone in my room at night, one it's dark and the flashing light is annoying, two I don't want to be a slave to my phone. If it's that important to you they still sell Blackberry's, get them before they are gone.
To answer your question about access for some. I know in some workplaces they require phones to be silenced or put on vibrate. What made BB nice is you could silence the phone and leave it in your sight and when the LED started to blink you know you have a meassage.
There really is no down side to Apple giving us an LED especially if it can be disabled. What I think we have here, and it's what makes forums like this great, is just some back and fourth debating over a real non-issue. I mean for right now in my current life situation I have ZERO use for the forward facing camera. Only time I used it was when I got the phone to test it out. Other than that, never been turned on. Does that mean I think Apple should do away with it? Absolutley not. Next year I might have a need for it and boom it's there.
- 06-18-2011, 04:58 PM #39
- 06-19-2011, 01:34 AM #40
But, if you have one and it's disabled, even if they hide it well, it will be dark dot that is visible in the bezel, especially on the white models... That would bother me to no end, even when the bezel is black I will still notice it and I will hate it. Just for argument's sake...
Last edited by Jellotime91; 06-19-2011 at 01:37 AM.
That really doesn't solve the issue since if my phone is on mute I will never know I have any notifications and I still have to leave the phone on to make sure it's fully charged. And having a black dot on a bezel is I'm sure absolutely no visual cue that would keep anyone from purchasing a tool. Personally I don't buy a phone based on looks, I buy it on funtionality. Again, my only complaint with this device is its horrible job of notifications mainly compounded by a lack of an LED. In this regard Apple is severely behind the competition.
- 06-19-2011, 08:32 AM #42
- 06-19-2011, 08:34 AM #43
- 06-19-2011, 09:45 AM #45
- 06-19-2011, 10:15 AM #47
- 06-19-2011, 12:39 PM #49
I think you are really just kind of arguing for the sake of arguing. If the next IPhone has an LED that COULD also be disabled...why is that so "earthshakingly" wrong? I mean shoot, the new IOS already has this feature to make the current IPHone have the feature by using the camera flash, really can't see why it won't be there next generation with the new hardware. With Apple continually striving to make the IPhone a more business accepted phone, this is one major change they probably won't overlook.
Last edited by dsmith3427; 06-19-2011 at 01:22 PM.