1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The next iPhone is not here yet - no one know definitively what it has or won't have.... I'm mostly peeved at those in the crowd that have the iPhone as it currently exists and whine about what it does not have. Before the iPhone4 - I had the BB8830, Curve, and Tour... the LED notification did nothing for me but blink... Frankly, if the next iPhone comes with one, there better dang well be a way to turn the friggin thing off.
    Understood.



    Just Me, D
    (iPhone)
    08-04-2012 03:58 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    nope. this is a forum and we ALL should be able to express OUR opinions. but at the end of the day we all remain Internet friends!
    'nuf said...



    Just Me, D
    (iPhone)
    08-04-2012 03:59 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Remember when these exact same threads popped up before the iPhone release last year? lol...it's like reading the same exact words over again.
    08-04-2012 04:11 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Remember when these exact same threads popped up before the iPhone release last year? lol...it's like reading the same exact words over again.
    "It's like deja-vu, all over again." -- Yogi Berra
    08-04-2012 04:47 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Remember when these exact same threads popped up before the iPhone release last year? lol...it's like reading the same exact words over again.
    Yes, I do, sir and you're right...

    "It's like deja-vu, all over again." -- Yogi Berra
    You're also right, Keith. It is like deja-vu..
    08-04-2012 05:09 PM
  6. Sharma15's Avatar
    Having an notification LED would not be leading. It would be following... If notification LEDs are your thing, then the iPhone is not your thing.

    This entire argument is like buying a Ford, and whining that it doesn't have GM's ONSTAR in it...
    Ok so lets get this straight: I want an LED on an iPhone, so therefore I should switch phones? Yea not happening. It's an LED, im not asking them to side load Windows 8 on it.

    Most likely if Apple does introduce it, there will be ways to disable it. Location services is built in, but it has an off switch, just like many of the other features.
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    08-04-2012 05:49 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    If you wanted an LED notification light, why in bloody bleep did you buy an iPhone knowing it didn't have one? iPhones have never had one, likely won't - yet you're here complaining about that. What a waste of time, resources, etc... smh.

    so much for remaining silent...
    08-04-2012 06:11 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    Personally, I'm looking forward to when the iPhone has an LED light for notifications. It's more practice for notifications and it'll better battery life of the device overall. Just think about it: your little tiny LED lights up instead of your huge screen, the speakers are off and soo is the vibrate. I had this system on my blackberry and it's the only thing I really miss from it.

    To those who say no, for whatever reason, I say you should be able to disable the LED from lighting up. Having a feature that can be turned off is better than having less features in my opinon. On the Nexus 2 the LED cant even be seen until it lights up, soo really how can something be ugly if it's not visible unless used?

    Steve is gone, and it's time for Apple to change and innovate like they always do. Sticking to the script limits you, but Apple has always bee about leading the market, not chasing it.
    So now you're suggesting that Apple copy a feature from an android device?

    unfortunately there's no "tongue in cheek" smiley...
    Last edited by Fausty82; 08-04-2012 at 06:22 PM.
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    08-04-2012 06:19 PM
  9. Sparro's Avatar
    Having an notification LED would not be leading. It would be following... If notification LEDs are your thing, then the iPhone is not your thing.

    This entire argument is like buying a Ford, and whining that it doesn't have GM's ONSTAR in it...
    Really? iPhone followed in many areas... it's entire existence came from RIM and BlackBerry... they invented the smartphone.
    Push email was copied, Copy and Paste was copied, their attempt at multi-tasking was copied, notification centre was copied, their attempt at a profiles in iOS 6 is copied.
    ... and you know what, one day there will probably be a LED somewhere on the front. Whats the problem of taking the good ideas and putting them all together on one product? Just like on a BlackBerry, if you don't like the LED turn it off and don't use it. But don't be an ignorant person and try to tell people there is no use for a feature just because you don't like it... I think if someone made a poll, you would find that you would probably be in the minority.
    08-04-2012 06:44 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Really? iPhone followed in many areas... it's entire existence came from RIM and BlackBerry... they invented the smartphone.
    Push email was copied, Copy and Paste was copied, their attempt at multi-tasking was copied, notification centre was copied, their attempt at a profiles in iOS 6 is copied.
    ... and you know what, one day there will probably be a LED somewhere on the front. Whats the problem of taking the good ideas and putting them all together on one product? Just like on a BlackBerry, if you don't like the LED turn it off and don't use it. But don't be an ignorant person and try to tell people there is no use for a feature just because you don't like it... I think if someone made a poll, you would find that you would probably be in the minority.
    Not wanting an led is ignorant???

    How bout don't be arrogant like you're being forcing a feature onto a phone just because YOU want it... smh.
    08-04-2012 06:48 PM
  11. Sparro's Avatar
    What if like one poster said on the imore home page they made the home button light up acting as a led notification? Then its not really adding anything to the phone.
    That would be really cool.
    08-04-2012 06:49 PM
  12. Selsandy's Avatar
    What if like one poster said on the imore home page they made the home button light up acting as a led notification? Then its not really adding anything to the phone.
    I can agree with that but, also have the option of disabling it for those who don't want it..... Strickly software so no need to add anything hardware-wise (if possible that is).
    08-04-2012 07:54 PM
  13. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    If one wants a blinky light on their phone they should get a Blakberry. iPhone's are perfectly fine without them.
    Having an notification LED would not be leading. It would be following... If notification LEDs are your thing, then the iPhone is not your thing.

    This entire argument is like buying a Ford, and whining that it doesn't have GM's ONSTAR in it...
    If you wanted an LED notification light, why in bloody bleep did you buy an iPhone knowing it didn't have one? iPhones have never had one, likely won't - yet you're here complaining about that. What a waste of time, resources, etc... smh.

    so much for remaining silent...
    Not wanting an led is ignorant???

    How bout don't be arrogant like you're being forcing a feature onto a phone just because YOU want it... smh.
    Just so you know... that last comment is easily reversible - both its affirmative nature and its recipient.

    Would you be king, I'd expect tyranny. And I just gathered some of your replies HERE...

    It's not just that delusion that you, above any other, know what the iPhone is, or should be, like you were so akin to it's essence that any threat you felt to its integrity was a threat to your own... It's more that you can't seem to grasp that the existence of any different state of mind beside your own is not only possible, but also viable, even vital...
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    08-04-2012 08:43 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    Would you be king, I'd expect tyranny. And I just gathered some of your replies HERE...

    It's not just that delusion that you, above any other, know what the iPhone is, or should be, like you were so akin to it's essence that any threat you felt to its integrity was a threat to your own... It's more that you can't seem to grasp that the existence of any different state of mind beside your own is not only possible, but also viable, even vital...
    And we're you king, we'd have your tyranny. And that last paragraph... Mr Kettle, meet Mr. Pot.
    08-04-2012 08:50 PM
  15. Sharma15's Avatar
    If you wanted an LED notification light, why in bloody bleep did you buy an iPhone knowing it didn't have one? iPhones have never had one, likely won't - yet you're here complaining about that. What a waste of time, resources, etc... smh.

    so much for remaining silent...
    I bought it because I can. Its a product, just like anything else you buy in the market, there are many options to choose from. I want an LED but no where did I say it's a deal breaker for me or that I am switching to another platform.

    You need to learn the difference between a want and a need. Yes, I want an LED. Currently I don't need one, as I own a 4S, but it would be a great feature to add. So what? What's it to you? Who gives you the right to determine what is a waste of time and resources? NO ONE. This is a public forum and if I want to be in the conversation then that's none of your concern. You have the right to defend your opinion but don't go around attacking mine.

    Also, no where did I complain about there not being an LED on the iPhone. I would like to see one, but am satisfied either way.

    There were no drop down menus on the first iPhone OS, neither were there multitasking, copy/paste, mms, and a bunch of features that the iPhone currently has. Apple has always used the 30 pin connector, but GUESS WHAT!!! They switched. Companies sometimes, as shocking as it may be to you, CHANGE THEIR PRODUCT! Yes, they do this so they remain relevant in the market place. Throughout the years, Apple has done a lot of "firsts" and I would not be surprised if they add a LED notification system in the future.
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    08-04-2012 09:11 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    iPhones already have an on screen notification.

    If the redundancy of the LED makes you feel good, that's just lovely, and if Apple accommodates you, that will be swell. I'll turn the silly thing off.
    08-04-2012 09:20 PM
  17. cardfan's Avatar
    My phone would always be blinking. I always have notifications or new email. Yep, i'd turn that off quick.
    08-04-2012 09:43 PM
  18. redbeard's Avatar
    If you wanted an LED notification light, why in bloody bleep did you buy an iPhone knowing it didn't have one? iPhones have never had one, likely won't - yet you're here complaining about that. What a waste of time, resources, etc... smh.

    so much for remaining silent...
    Seriously?

    The fanboys are really getting ridiculous, people have said the same thing about every new feature the iPhone has added over the years, yet they keep buying them. There was all sorts of complaining and whining over the idea of a front facing camera prior to the iPhone 4, now nobody even thinks about it. Notification lights can be disabled just like every other iOS feature, and as seen in other phones, can easily be made to be completely invisible when not on.

    I guess you drive an original Model T as well, who needs anything more!!
    08-05-2012 08:17 AM
  19. redbeard's Avatar
    Not wanting an led is ignorant???

    How bout don't be arrogant like you're being forcing a feature onto a phone just because YOU want it... smh.
    Having a notification light enabled is a choice, if it was up to you, you'd force us all to use an outdated device forever that never gets any new features because you think things should never advance or change because you personally have no use for a feature. That is the height of arrogance.

    I find it strange how people that tolerated the horrid pop-up notifications for 4 years, are so opposed to a notification light.

    The more features, the better!
    Last edited by redbeard; 08-05-2012 at 08:30 AM.
    08-05-2012 08:21 AM
  20. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    And we're you king, we'd have your tyranny. And that last paragraph... Mr Kettle, meet Mr. Pot.
    Dude words can HURT you know???

    But yours are typically a childish defense mecanism...

    You seem to have forgotten one thing though... you didn't "smh" me... What, am I unworthy of your Grace shaking His head down on ME? I guess I am disappointed...
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    08-05-2012 09:46 AM
  21. idlin's Avatar
    Having a notification light enabled is a choice, if it was up to you, you'd force us all to use an outdated device forever that never gets any new features because you think things should never advance or change because you personally have no use for a feature. That is the height of arrogance.

    I find it strange how people that tolerated the horrid pop-up notifications for 4 years, are so opposed to a notification light.

    The more features, the better!
    It just isn't 'Apple-y' enough I guess. Breaks up the minimalist design imo.

    That would be very very very low on my list if I were to write one on the things iOS/Apple needs.
    08-05-2012 09:58 AM
  22. Sparro's Avatar
    My iMac has a little LED next to my camera. When it's not on, you wouldn't know it's even there.
    08-05-2012 10:11 AM
  23. grunt0300's Avatar
    You're wrong.
    I don't think so!!!
    08-05-2012 11:24 AM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    iPhones already have an on screen notification.

    If the redundancy of the LED makes you feel good, that's just lovely, and if Apple accommodates you, that will be swell. I'll turn the silly thing off.
    Except not everyone wants to have to turn the screen on to see if they have a notification all the time. A simple led would solve this for those people. Just because YOU have a one track mind and feel it is the best does not mean others feel the same. Honestly I do not care but some do. If you hate it so much you can turn it off.
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    08-05-2012 03:32 PM
  25. Premium1's Avatar
    Having a notification light enabled is a choice, if it was up to you, you'd force us all to use an outdated device forever that never gets any new features because you think things should never advance or change because you personally have no use for a feature. That is the height of arrogance.

    I find it strange how people that tolerated the horrid pop-up notifications for 4 years, are so opposed to a notification light.

    The more features, the better!
    Because it has a half eaten fruit on the back and if apple felt those notifications were ok then their loyal followers believed that hog wash also.
    08-05-2012 03:36 PM
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