1. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Exhibit A:


    You can see that the hand model actually has their finger over one of the volume buttons. I also tried using puppet warp to move the thumb to the soft shutter button, and guess what, there is no way that thumb is reaching there.

    Do you think this means we'll finally be able to use one of the volume buttons as a shutter release? I think it's very likely because the rocker was much more convenient for just volume, but to have programmable or dual-purpose buttons, the rocker would be unacceptable for Apple.
    06-11-2010 01:17 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I think that you might be on to something.
    06-11-2010 01:24 PM
  3. ryanwmurray's Avatar
    multi-purpose volume buttons is an incredible idea. Not only for supposed camera shutter release, but also for song navigation for the iPod when the phone is in sleep mode.
    06-11-2010 02:02 PM
  4. OmariJames's Avatar
    I guess this is number 9.
    06-11-2010 02:03 PM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    multi-purpose volume buttons is an incredible idea. Not only for supposed camera shutter release, but also for song navigation for the iPod when the phone is in sleep mode.
    I don't think they would be used for song navigation, as they have + and - printed on them... I'd much rather have them used for volume in sleep mode, which they already are.
    06-11-2010 02:09 PM
  6. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    Theres an app to use the volume button as a camera button... its via Rock/Cydia called "FastSnap"
    06-11-2010 02:40 PM
  7. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    I think it would be a genius move to be able to use the volume as the shutter button.
    But...I think Apple would have said something, or all of those people that got to do the hands on after the keynote would have noticed.
    Or it'd be listed somewhere on their site.

    I think if it's not there at the release, Apple will add it into the OS later on.
    Last edited by Ivoryplum; 06-11-2010 at 03:04 PM.
    06-11-2010 03:00 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I think it would be a genius move to be able to use the volume as the shutter button.
    But...I think Apple would have said something, or all of those people that got to do the hands on after the keynote would have noticed.
    Or it'd be listed somewhere on their site.

    I think if it's not there at the release, Apple will add it into the OS later on.
    I don't think people got enough time to check it out, and I doubt they would've tried to do that. It's not what people were thinking of, they really only got to test out face time as they were all constantly calling eachother.

    Also, Apple has been known to keep some features on the down low even though they are present. Once we get iPhone 4 shipped, I guarantee people will find a ton of new features they never talked about, and that weren't present in OS4 for 3GS.
    06-11-2010 03:10 PM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    Anything is better than hoping you hit the screen in the right place when taking a self-portrait or a self-portrait with friends. A programmable physical button would be great.
    06-11-2010 03:58 PM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Anything is better than hoping you hit the screen in the right place when taking a self-portrait or a self-portrait with friends. A programmable physical button would be great.
    Well considering there is now a front-facing camera you don't have to hope you hit the right place anymore, because you can see it :P
    06-11-2010 04:00 PM
  11. msm0511's Avatar
    That was one of my big wishes. Although, my idea was to move the sleep button to the side and have it double as a shutter. I think they may be used for the zoom though.
    06-11-2010 04:26 PM
  12. Jellotime91's Avatar
    That was one of my big wishes. Although, my idea was to move the sleep button to the side and have it double as a shutter. I think they may be used for the zoom though.
    It would make sense for zoom, because the + and - could also mean increase and decrease zoom... I'd rather have it be a hard shutter but I guess that is what jailbreak is for!

    Having the sleep button as the shutter wouldn't work because Apple doesn't like inconsistent actions, and also because your finger would probably half-cover the lens when you press the button.
    06-11-2010 04:43 PM
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