View Poll Results: Glowing Apple Logo on iPhone 2,1?

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  • No glowing logo to drain my battery, dagnabit!

    19 19.00%
  • Glow baby, glow!

    28 28.00%
  • Glow, but only if it provides flash and/or notification

    53 53.00%
  1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Two rumors now have Apple adding a MacBook-like glowing logo to the back of the next generation iPhone (iPhone 2,1). Who here's up for that? Does it have to be functional or just hellzacool?
    05-30-2009 10:47 PM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    The first time I read that rumor I thought it sounded stupid and obnoxious. Now I think it'll be hella awesome and I really hope it glows!!
    05-30-2009 11:06 PM
  3. bmfan#IM's Avatar
    not i, its lame
    05-30-2009 11:10 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    Not lame... pretty cool if the phone matched the laptops.
    05-30-2009 11:13 PM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    I'm mixed. If it lights up for notifications if the iPhone is sitting face down then I might like it. But if it just lights up while I'm using it for effect then that is a dumb waste of battery, no matter how little it actually uses.
    05-30-2009 11:28 PM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    I'm mixed. If it lights up for notifications if the iPhone is sitting face down then I might like it. But if it just lights up while I'm using it for effect then that is a dumb waste of battery, no matter how little it actually uses.
    Exactly, it's how they put it to use. Notifications would be sweet.
    05-30-2009 11:31 PM
  7. Brickman's Avatar
    SEcond that. Notifications would be great!!
    05-30-2009 11:54 PM
  8. Microcosmos's Avatar
    I doubt it would be bright enough, but if it would work as a camera flash I'd be super happy about it! A blink for notifications would be useful as well I suppose, but I rarely put my iPhone down face-down. Just a light for no other reason than to glorify the Apple logo? I don't use this word much, but: meh.
    05-31-2009 12:15 AM
  9. bmfan#IM's Avatar
    some kind of light for notifications would be great, but i just cant see apple putting it on the BACK of the phone. that just doesn't make any sense to me...

    the home button lighting up would make more sense for notifications.
    05-31-2009 12:17 AM
  10. Jdub's Avatar
    A flash and/or notification would be really cool but it seems like a new potential battery drainer... I guess that's why we all have chargers.

    Jdub
    05-31-2009 12:18 AM
  11. impaler's Avatar
    I'd only be okay with this if 1) the light is pass-through and does not drain our already taxed batteries, and 2) the light provides notifications with custom colors based on the type of notification.
    05-31-2009 09:57 AM
  12. sonola777's Avatar
    If the Apple logo lights up just for the sake of it, it's completely pointless because its on the back. If however it was used in conjunction with the home button for notifications, I'd be all for it! For example the white square on the home button, along with the Apple logo turning different colours depending on the type of notification i.e green for sms, yellow for im's, red for low battery, you get the idea. That would be absolutely fantastic! Please Apple make it happen!
    05-31-2009 12:32 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    Notifications!
    05-31-2009 12:43 PM
  14. jessyreynosa3's Avatar
    Remember the double back light for the iphone patent they filled up not that long ago, I think thats its purpose(to light up the apple), I dont think itll use extra battery if they just cut the apple out and have the other backlight lit the apple logo.

    Would make more sense to use the acselerometer and the apple logo for notifications,
    It can probably be one of the notification options for the next iphone (badge, message, sound, back logo)
    05-31-2009 02:09 PM
  15. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I really don't mind how they use it as long as it lights up and doesn't absolutely kill the battery.
    05-31-2009 03:47 PM
  16. bigspooon's Avatar
    I wouldn't want a continuously lit logo nor one that lights up during a call. I wouldnt want it lit for notification purposes either unless the battery drain is almost nonexistent.

    It would be awesome if the apple logo lit up to provide a flash for the camera, though

    EDIT: having read other posts, color-coded notifications would be great...but again, only if it has a very small drain on battery life
    05-31-2009 07:18 PM
  17. SuperTrouper's Avatar
    I'm not keen on any extra battery drain.

    I'd rather it didn't have a glowing Apple on the case for any reason. My iPhone also lives in my pocket so I wouldn't see any glowing notification light.
    06-01-2009 04:09 AM
  18. OmariJames's Avatar
    I think it would be alright by me.

    Like others have mentioned , I wouldn't want it to be a continuous glow.

    I was reading the responses to the backlight here on TiPB and people have been saying that they never put their phone face down. I put my phone face down all the time , especially since the 3G has a curved back and since I have a case on it that has a lip around the screen.

    I would like it for notification purposes. I'll just look at the back if I want to know if I have any messages or notifications.

    Also for flash. Hopefully it's bright and not as opac as the photos depicts.
    06-01-2009 08:07 AM
  19. jamesus's Avatar
    Glowing would be really cool if it doesn't drain the battery too much. Notifications would be great, but since I normally have a case on it, the new cases would have to have the logo cut out in order to see if it is flashing...
    06-01-2009 10:31 AM
  20. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Out of all of the speculated features, I was really excited for a glowing Apple logo. I think that would have added a nice touch.

    What did you think?
    06-16-2009 02:05 PM
  21. Tramain's Avatar
    I would of hated it the iphone battery hardly last through the day now with a glowing light it would lower the battery time.
    06-16-2009 02:06 PM
  22. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Ya, that is true. That was the only downside I could think of.
    06-16-2009 02:10 PM
  23. OmariJames's Avatar
    I wouldn't care. I would still have gotten it. However , apple didnt impliment the light on the 3G S and I dont really care.
    06-16-2009 02:21 PM
  24. mfranks985's Avatar
    I think it would have been classy, but probably bad for your battery life.
    Still a cool idea though.
    06-16-2009 04:32 PM
  25. mcdan333#AC's Avatar
    I'm not so sure, about it reducing battery life. I think the glowing apple on the MacBooks is just a clear piece of plastic that allows the screen backlight to show through. Isn't it?
    06-16-2009 04:37 PM
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