1. Jellotime91's Avatar


    In this image, there's a small dotted sensor/indicator very close to the proximity sensor above the ear speaker, and it looks veeery similar to the light that indicates when the webcam is in use on iMacs and MacBooks.

    Discuss...

    Also, if this turns out to be what I think it is, you are permitted to slap me for every time I said this would never happen on an iPhone.
    hoosieriphone likes this.
    08-29-2011 11:15 PM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    Isn't this rumored to be the cheaper iPhone? Maybe they will add one but probably not. This is apple who still thinks everyone wants a tiny screen.
    08-29-2011 11:27 PM
  3. Edharv1's Avatar
    nice Bring it on....Maybe it will be on the 4S and the 5..
    08-29-2011 11:31 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    nice Bring it on....Maybe it will be on the 4S and the 5..
    That's what I'm thinking. They are going to have to change the manufacturing process for the 4 anyway, so why not just add this tiny thing into it, it's not like this would be a deciding factor for most people on whether or not they're going to update.

    Also, this could be a tester unit designed to look like the 4 for incognito testing of the iPhone 5's new internals.
    08-29-2011 11:56 PM
  5. redbeard's Avatar
    Could it be the ambient light sensor?

    I just want 2 things for the 5, a notification light and a bigger screen.
    hoosieriphone likes this.
    08-30-2011 12:08 AM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Could it be the ambient light sensor?

    I just want 2 things for the 5, a notification light and a bigger screen.
    I don't think so. On older iPhone parts the ambient light sensor has never looked like that. Also, it looks exactly like what they use on the MacBooks for their indicator light.

    I want so many things for the next gen phone but I don't care that much about any of them. I would only be upset if they don't fix the antenna, and/or they don't fix the camera sensor 'green dot' issue.
    Last edited by Jellotime91; 08-30-2011 at 01:06 AM.
    08-30-2011 01:04 AM
  7. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Coming from a blackberry, I initially missed the blinking LED light when I switched to iPhone.
    After a few weeks, I realized how relaxing it was not checking for new messages constantly, not mistakenly seeing it flash out of the corner of my eye. At night, not leaving it on the night table so I could roll over and see it flashing in the dark.

    Eventually, I was quite happy to have left that hypnotizing, obsessive behavior inducing light in the past.
    Now it might be part of my life again?

    :sucks thumb, curls into fetal position:
    08-30-2011 06:19 AM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    Coming from a blackberry, I initially missed the blinking LED light when I switched to iPhone.
    After a few weeks, I realized how relaxing it was not checking for new messages constantly, not mistakenly seeing it flash out of the corner of my eye. At night, not leaving it on the night table so I could roll over and see it flashing in the dark.

    Eventually, I was quite happy to have left that hypnotizing, obsessive behavior inducing light in the past.
    Now it might be part of my life again?

    :sucks thumb, curls into fetal position:
    Wouldnt you check it more without a led? A simple fix would be turn the phone screen down lol.
    08-30-2011 07:20 AM
  9. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Naw, I realized that most of the things I was getting alerts for were B/S anyway.

    I was just having fun remembering my BB LED OCD.
    08-30-2011 08:05 AM
  10. david.e.crocker@gmail.com's Avatar
    Isn't this rumored to be the cheaper iPhone? Maybe they will add one but probably not. This is apple who still thinks everyone wants a tiny screen.
    Yep. They need more screen real estate.
    08-30-2011 09:05 AM
  11. david.e.crocker@gmail.com's Avatar
    Coming from a blackberry, I initially missed the blinking LED light when I switched to iPhone.
    After a few weeks, I realized how relaxing it was not checking for new messages constantly, not mistakenly seeing it flash out of the corner of my eye. At night, not leaving it on the night table so I could roll over and see it flashing in the dark.

    Eventually, I was quite happy to have left that hypnotizing, obsessive behavior inducing light in the past.
    Now it might be part of my life again?

    :sucks thumb, curls into fetal position:
    So you never used Bedside Mode then, huh? Best Blackberry feature ever for the obsessed....LOL.....keeps the LED off at night.
    ChaosShadow likes this.
    08-30-2011 09:06 AM
  12. riley9dy's Avatar
    Coming from a blackberry, I initially missed the blinking LED light when I switched to iPhone.
    After a few weeks, I realized how relaxing it was not checking for new messages constantly, not mistakenly seeing it flash out of the corner of my eye. At night, not leaving it on the night table so I could roll over and see it flashing in the dark.

    Eventually, I was quite happy to have left that hypnotizing, obsessive behavior inducing light in the past.
    Now it might be part of my life again?

    :sucks thumb, curls into fetal position:
    lol but if it actually does bother you, I am 100% positive that if they do include they will have an option to turn it off
    Premium1 likes this.
    08-30-2011 12:36 PM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    lol but if it actually does bother you, I am 100% positive that if they do include they will have an option to turn it off
    ... Do you know what company makes the iPhone? Apple isn't exactly known for their wealth of options. We are still plagued by the Stocks and Contacts apps, and now the Newsstand is here to clutter us up even more... Not to mention Reminders, for those of us who already have an app for that purpose.

    I think if there is a notification light, it's definitely not going to be optional. They might allow you to select which apps it shows up for, but I think there will be some things for which you can not turn it off. Like SMS.
    08-31-2011 08:19 AM
  14. jacmeister68's Avatar
    i think that the inclusion of a flashing led to notify for emails or imessages would be a worthy inclusion.

    Surely we could always turn it off for certain alerts or all if you didnt want it to flash, but it seems to be a missing ingredient that many ios users want.
    Premium1 likes this.
    08-31-2011 08:55 AM
  15. ghostface147's Avatar
    I think if there is a notification light, it's definitely not going to be optional. They might allow you to select which apps it shows up for, but I think there will be some things for which you can not turn it off. Like SMS.
    Which is terrible. I hate notification lights.
    08-31-2011 10:09 AM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    Which is terrible. I hate notification lights.
    Then stick with the i4 lol if the new iphone has a notification led.
    08-31-2011 10:12 AM
  17. riley9dy's Avatar
    ... Do you know what company makes the iPhone? Apple isn't exactly known for their wealth of options. We are still plagued by the Stocks and Contacts apps, and now the Newsstand is here to clutter us up even more... Not to mention Reminders, for those of us who already have an app for that purpose.

    I think if there is a notification light, it's definitely not going to be optional. They might allow you to select which apps it shows up for, but I think there will be some things for which you can not turn it off. Like SMS.
    You raise a good point.. But I just think for a feature like that they would have to. And if they don't include that option they probably will end up changing it in a software update.
    08-31-2011 11:40 AM
  18. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I would like to see a notification light, I also want to see a larger screen. Heck the device could have only those two upgrades and I would buy. I am afraid that apple won't enlarge the screen which may be a deal breaker for me. These big fingers need a bigger keyboard! ... :-)
    08-31-2011 12:47 PM
  19. Silvetti's Avatar
    That would be awesome, since it's one of the features i miss the most from my BB.
    08-31-2011 01:32 PM
  20. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Which is terrible. I hate notification lights.
    This one wouldn't bother me. It's the same light they're using in the MacBook and iMac, which is very soft, and when it's not lit up you won't notice it. To be honest with notification center they NEED a notification indicator. I would rather they put icons in the status bar like statusnotifier and others, but the notification light is definitely their solution to that problem.
    redbeard likes this.
    08-31-2011 05:01 PM
  21. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    ... Do you know what company makes the iPhone? Apple isn't exactly known for their wealth of options. We are still plagued by the Stocks and Contacts apps, and now the Newsstand is here to clutter us up even more... Not to mention Reminders, for those of us who already have an app for that purpose.

    I think if there is a notification light, it's definitely not going to be optional. They might allow you to select which apps it shows up for, but I think there will be some things for which you can not turn it off. Like SMS.
    You are probably right, so, jailbreak devs will have something new to work on.
    08-31-2011 05:28 PM
  22. Hermdroid's Avatar
    I would like to see a notification light, I also want to see a larger screen. Heck the device could have only those two upgrades and I would buy. I am afraid that apple won't enlarge the screen which may be a deal breaker for me. These big fingers need a bigger keyboard! ... :-)
    I agree!!!!! Except for the fingers I need it for my eyes when I'm reading books, news, blogs, etc.
    08-31-2011 06:27 PM
  23. ray6712's Avatar
    I think with imessage coming that Apple finally may implement an led


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    09-01-2011 11:26 AM
  24. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I think with imessage coming that Apple finally may implement an led


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    I am here: Google Maps
    I don't see why iMessage makes the notification light more likely... :P

    I think notification center would be the main reason they would implement it, because you'd know when to swipe down.
    09-01-2011 02:09 PM
  25. Hermdroid's Avatar
    If the notification light comes I hope they allow it to be multiple colors. That way we can know what kind of notification we have.
    09-01-2011 02:33 PM
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