front facing LED
Making the switch from blackberry-- the thing I will miss the most is the blinking LED on the front so I dont even need to be near my phone to know if I have a message. I have read a few rumor of a similar LED on the iphone 5, but not from any of the reliable sources.
Anyone hear anything about this? It would make my day.
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I think with those of us currently with Blackberry's that it's current implementation is off-putting. If you can change the LED like you can with Blackberry's but without the need to purchase an app to do it, that might be helpful. I can live with/without either way. I just am wondering when Apple with make the announcement about new releases.
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- 09-14-2011, 08:31 PM #15
I checked out a couple of my friend's Android phones and they both had notification lights, and both of them are completely invisible unless they are lit up because they are hidden behind the ear speaker grill. For those that somehow think one would "ruin" the aesthetics of the iPhone.
- 09-15-2011, 08:51 PM #16
LED's are a tough call, on one hand they are great to remind you of something, but on another hand they can get annoying and on a third hand you save a bundle with Allstate. Seriously though given the inconsistent way LED notifications are deployed from one mfg to another and one OS to another perhaps the notification bar is the right way to go.
I have tried different LED apps on BB, used them on Android, get nothing of value out of the poor implementation on another OS I am running. So for me I say add it for those who want it, but allow those who don't want it to turn it off. Apple has done a good job of incorporating the camera LED in the display so its not visible until its active so it shouldn't be too hard.
- 09-15-2011, 09:11 PM #17
For those who find a blinking LED annoying then I suggest reading the text, email, etc. It's only a visual alert, which in many cases can be disabled.
A feature I liked on my droid was assigning LED colors to specific contacts.
Having the LED option is definitely not a bad thing.
- 09-17-2011, 11:11 PM #18
For those who are unfamiliar with LockInfo, it's a jailbreak app that shows emails, SMS, calander, calls, etc... on the lockscreen. You simply just tap either button and you see all important information. Even my wife, who's biggest complain with the iPhone was the lack of an LED, doesn't miss it now that she has LockInfo.
The best part is the Apple is stealing, I mean, borrowing that idea for iOS 5 so everyone will have it. So if the iPhone 5 and beyond still exclude the LED, the lockscreen will make for it.
- 09-17-2011, 11:27 PM #19
I initially hated the idea of an LED, but now that I've been using iOS 5 for so long, I find it really annoying that the notifications are not persistent enough, so sometimes I have not acknowledged it but I don't know it's there because I did something else and now it's just sitting in the notification center. Very hard to explain but it would be nice if there was some kind of indicator which shows if I have notifications waiting. If they would just put an icon in the status bar, problem solved, but it's clear to me now that Apple does not wish to ever do that. So a notification LED may be the best option.
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- 09-18-2011, 11:50 AM #22
It might be a good idea. I remember the BlackBerry days with the LED. There was an app to create a "disco" type light that I thought was over the top annoying, but otherwise, I can see the possible value in it. It's hard to say what Apple will do though - that's why they're Apple.
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