- 06-14-2011, 04:32 PM #2
- 06-14-2011, 04:35 PM #3
- 06-14-2011, 04:42 PM #4iPhone Newbie
- 15 Posts
- 06-14-2011, 05:53 PM #7
LED flashing light is a big part of blackberry culture but many find it overwhelming. it kinda forces you to check your phone too often and be a slave to the blinking red light. i guess apple had a different vision. apple has never really been about the instant response. i mean just the way their email works and things like that show it. yes my iphone has push notification but its not the same. i notice it the most on twitter. i mostly have to open twitter to get it to refresh whereas every little tweet and mention is instant on the berry. on the iphone i check at my leisure. it makes sense that rim loves it given their "push" and instant notification nature. on my blackberry sometimes i do find it overwhelming and annoying but other times its just handy to take a quick look at that status light and know if you have to check your phone or not. i think using the flash on the camera is good idea. we'll see how it goes.
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- 06-14-2011, 07:12 PM #8
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- 06-14-2011, 08:22 PM #10
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- 06-14-2011, 08:45 PM #12
The LED light is a both a blessing and a curse.
It's fantastic because you can just look at the phone and see if you have a message, text, etc without needing to take the phone in your hands, unlock it, and check.
It's also one of the worst things to bestow upon mankind because that blinking light is the digital equivalent of crack. During a meeting, it is impossible to ignore it. If you put it away, you are thinking about that blinking light, it drives you mad. You just have to check.
- 06-14-2011, 08:46 PM #13
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- 06-14-2011, 10:09 PM #17
- 06-15-2011, 02:26 AM #18
They should add one to the front, they could easily hide it under the glass in the bezel area just like the proximity sensor.
For those that don't want to be notified there could always be an option to turn it off, I don't understand those that don't want additional features added based on their wants, options are good.
An led notification light would be a big boon to those of us who rely on our phones for work, I get tired of constantly having to check my phone to see if I missed a call or a text. The rear camera led light is just too bright, and it's on the wrong side, and I imagine it's not good for battery life.
- 06-15-2011, 02:28 AM #19
You don't have to use it, just like you don't have to use the front facing camera or anything else. Who cares what other people do with their phones?
Sometimes I think people forget that these things are supposed to be communications devices first, all the apps and games and stuff are second. It should communicate to me when I missed an important call or text, and most of the time in situations where you either cannot hear your phone, or have to have it on silent mode, a little blinking light is the only way to notify you. And it's an easy, cheap, elegant solution, Apple could even make it have a nice soft glow to it by hazing the lens so it's not too intrusive.
There really is no downside.
Last edited by redbeard; 06-15-2011 at 02:34 AM.
- 06-15-2011, 02:42 AM #20
- 06-15-2011, 05:23 AM #21
- 06-15-2011, 06:36 AM #22
As some others have stated, I'd love having a front facing LED for notifications, that's one thing I miss greatly since switching from BB. i relied on it a lot at work since I have to keep my phone on vibrate and the vibrate isn't that strong on the Iphone 4 so I'm constantly having to check to see if I missed a call, e-mail or text.
They could easly put it near the front facing camera or near the proximity sensor.
- 06-15-2011, 06:44 AM #23iPhone Beginner
- 56 Posts
Count me in for a front facing LED notification light too. Again, ex BB user, so its a feature I miss.
But I welcome the addition in iOS 5 even if its utilizing the rear LED on iPhone4, something better than nothing.
Can someone who is running the iOS 5 BETA on an iPhone4 tell me if the feature is enabled in the build, and if so how does it work?
- 06-15-2011, 08:05 AM #24
- 06-15-2011, 09:06 AM #25
Reading this thread I had this horrible mental image of an led under the bezel - you know the way you see lights around vehicle license plates? Every time the phone rings, the bezel blinks purple or green making it the perfect phone for my student population.
As adults who know we are dependent on our phones, we should be able to just look at it regularly to make sure we haven't missed something career changing.