1. jayblazer's Avatar
    I would love for this feature to be added. When i had an android device i really liked being able to set the led to blink diff colors for diff notifications. i could tell if i had a text/email/facebook update at a glance.. I work in a rough environment so i don't keep my phone with me at all times. This feature helped me prioritize
    when i would check my phone. If it was a text that's more important then a facebook notification and what not. if it comes to ios i'm sure you will like it. plus when off you couldn't even see it.
    Last edited by jayblazer; 08-06-2012 at 04:34 PM.
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    08-05-2012 05:07 PM
  2. Premium1'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.
    So by forcing the cloud or other features like that that not everyone uses is OK? You are such an ignorant fanboy. Nobody is "complaining" they are just voicing what they would like to see. Guess these are your forums and people can't say what they would like to have on the phone.
    08-05-2012 05:23 PM
  3. jdod'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...
    Yep, would be following and incorporating functionality that makes sense. I look forward to the iPhone having an LED on the front for such things, if and when it does. I don't sleep with the thing, its not glued to my body ALL day, and if I pick it up after putting it down (what? oh my!) and missed something, I would like to know about that without having to turn on the screen.
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    08-05-2012 09:08 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    LED notification light to me is like the necessity of having BBM on a phone...it's just not useful anymore in the world of smart phones (at least to me anyways). I can understand some people's desire to have something screaming in their face that a message is waiting for them, but the truth is, the LED notification light was a relevant feature in the day where your phone wasn't as in line with ultra-frequent usage during the day...i remember leaving my blackberry for hours on a desk or wherever because i had no use for any of its true functionality...with the amount of regularly used features on the iPhone (and other smart phones in the market), the presence of something you could use at nearly all times is infinitely more prevalent.

    Just my opinion though, if it had one, my *** wouldn't be chapped really at all.
    08-05-2012 09:40 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    LED notification light to me is like the necessity of having BBM on a phone...it's just not useful anymore in the world of smart phones (at least to me anyways). I can understand some people's desire to have something screaming in their face that a message is waiting for them, but the truth is, the LED notification light was a relevant feature in the day where your phone wasn't as in line with ultra-frequent usage during the day...i remember leaving my blackberry for hours on a desk or wherever because i had no use for any of its true functionality...with the amount of regularly used features on the iPhone (and other smart phones in the market), the presence of something you could use at nearly all times is infinitely more prevalent.

    Just my opinion though, if it had one, my *** wouldn't be chapped really at all.
    Then imessage is not needed either according to you? Since it essentially the same as bbm.
    08-05-2012 09:46 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    LED notification light to me is like the necessity of having BBM on a phone...it's just not useful anymore in the world of smart phones (at least to me anyways). I can understand some people's desire to have something screaming in their face that a message is waiting for them, but the truth is, the LED notification light was a relevant feature in the day where your phone wasn't as in line with ultra-frequent usage during the day...i remember leaving my blackberry for hours on a desk or wherever because i had no use for any of its true functionality...with the amount of regularly used features on the iPhone (and other smart phones in the market), the presence of something you could use at nearly all times is infinitely more prevalent.

    Just my opinion though, if it had one, my *** wouldn't be chapped really at all.
    I agree to a point, Sean, but it still boils down to preference and the reason for its preference is irrelevant because it won't apply to everyone. Having an L.E.D notification and the option to disable it is a win-win situation because those who would use it will and those who won't will not, in my opinion.



    Just Me, D
    (iPhone)
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 08-05-2012 at 10:45 PM.
    08-05-2012 10:42 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Then imessage is not needed either according to you? Since it essentially the same as bbm.
    The range of communication amongst varying devices makes it a much more legitimate form of messaging, since it basically connects a computer using iMessage to an iPhone using iMessage to an iPad using iMessage to an iPod Touch using iMessage (etc etc etc). BBM was like the prehistoric version of this...which is REALLY obsolete now, and while iMessage is certainly not a necessity, it offers a world more functionality which keeps it relevant in many ways.
    08-06-2012 08:20 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I agree to a point, Sean, but it still boils down to preference and the reason for its preference is irrelevant because it won't apply to everyone. Having an L.E.D notification and the option to disable it is a win-win situation because those who would use it will and those who won't will not, in my opinion.



    Just Me, D
    (iPhone)
    But on the flip side of that coin, what about those people who prefer not to have the cosmetic layout of the iPhone interrupted by a protruding LED on the body of the phone...should their preference be shoved to the side in the idea that some people might want an LED?

    The best approach to this would be hiding it under the glass panel...do that and anyone that would complain about it are going to complain regardless. Like i said, personally, i don't care if the thing has an LED, but i probably wouldn't use it.
    08-06-2012 08:23 AM
  9. mjs416's Avatar
    I find it funny that some ancillary notification component is drawing the ire of so many fan boys. As if a 1/2 cm cut out will completely ruin the look of a black slab. While I can understand your average soccer mom wont need it - but for people using their phones for business - why wouldnt you want it?
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    08-06-2012 08:41 AM
  10. poiman's Avatar
    This shouldn't even be under discussion. The LED lights should be there and the ones who don't like them can turn them off. More choice is always better than less choice. The ring around the home button should light up in different colours according to the kind of notifications you receive.
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    08-06-2012 08:44 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    But on the flip side of that coin, what about those people who prefer not to have the cosmetic layout of the iPhone interrupted by a protruding LED on the body of the phone...should their preference be shoved to the side in the idea that some people might want an LED?
    Of course not, but I don't see how having the option with an ability to disable it is not a compromise on both ends. As for its cosmetic layout, I agree, but if Apple can hide the front facing camera and sensor then they should be able to do so with a notification LED.

    The best approach to this would be hiding it under the glass panel...do that and anyone that would complain about it are going to complain regardless. Like i said, personally, i don't care if the thing has an LED, but i probably wouldn't use it.
    Exactly! and well stated, my friend.
    08-06-2012 08:50 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I find it funny that some ancillary notification component is drawing the ire of so many fan boys. As if a 1/2 cm cut out will completely ruin the look of a black slab. While I can understand your average soccer mom wont need it - but for people using their phones for business - why wouldnt you want it?
    It always does...year after year. This same, mirrored thread happened last year with nearly identical responses.

    As far as necessity goes...i'll never personally have a need for it on that level, i never did with any of the BB phones ive owned over the last decade. Now that doesn't mean my needs mirror anyone else, and i certainly wouldn't mind a nice, concealed LED notification light for those who would find use for it (even if i have none)...my argument was never on that end of the stick, i was simply making an argument before about the necessity of such a feature on a phone that stays within our visual cue so much more than phones did when the LED notification became such a big hit (primarily with BB devices).

    We look at our phones more, they are more solidly intertwined into our daily routines than they were before, and that is the main reason i personally don't see the need for one. Many people also fear the idea of a BB like plastic, protruding LED on the front panel of the iPhone, and from a cosmetic stand point, if that were the route Apple decided to take, i can totally understand that argument...but given the ability to mount pretty much everything under the glass panels, i highly doubt that would ever be the case (thus making that argument a big moot).
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 08-06-2012 at 09:23 AM.
    08-06-2012 09:11 AM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    Of course not, but I don't see how having the option with an ability to disable it is not a compromise on both ends. As for its cosmetic layout, I agree, but if Apple can hide the front facing camera and sensor then they should be able to do so with a notification LED.
    Hiding the LED, as with the proximity sensor and the front facing camera is easier on a black iPhone (though the camera is clearly still visible) ... but it's much more difficult to do on the white version.

    08-06-2012 10:47 AM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hiding the LED, as with the proximity sensor and the front facing camera is easier on a black iPhone (though the camera is clearly still visible) ... but it's much more difficult to do on the white version.

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    I see your point, but could Apple not put a similar dark dot on the right side of the ear speaker for the notification LED? Doing so could arguably balance its aesthetics.
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    08-06-2012 12:28 PM
  15. ccostel's Avatar
    The indicator could easily go where the headphone jack was before it got moved. That way it could be seen while in a holster and never need removed to be visible.
    Yes, I agree that there should be a way to turn it off and maybe even customize the events it blinks for.
    08-06-2012 01:31 PM
  16. Sharma15's Avatar
    If the home button lit up There would be no need to relocate, readjust anything else. You non believers would be satisfied with the slab and us believers would be satisfied with the light. Personally, id like it if the led was on the top right corner, but then no one would buy it because it's not symmetrical...

    08-06-2012 01:47 PM
  17. Eileen89's Avatar
    Bottom line is this folks, I wouldn't mind having the notification LED and other would mind, but at the end of the day it doesn't matter what WE want as with everything else having to do with the iPhone, Apple is going to do what THEY want with it..... This thread is going to end just as last years 5+ threads did on the LED topic, with the iPhone not getting a LED anyway.....
    08-06-2012 02:22 PM
  18. Vanti's Avatar
    It's just a matter of preference. That's all. Some want the LED notification light, some don't. Personally, I prefer it as long as there is an option to disable it.



    Just Me, D
    (iPhone)
    Oh its just that some people seem so adamant on their choice and as to why they dont want it which confuses me.
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    08-06-2012 02:40 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Oh its just that some people seem so adamant on their choice and as to why they dont want it which confuses me.
    I understand and yes, some people are very adamant about their feelings for or against it and I don't have a problem with that. I mean, that's how it is with techy types and in tech-related forums. It goes with the territory, so to speak.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 08-06-2012 at 07:05 PM.
    08-06-2012 03:16 PM
  20. mtavenger55's Avatar
    If one wants a blinky light on their phone they should get a Blakberry. iPhone's are perfectly fine without them.
    Agreed. When I had my Blackberrys before the iPhone came to Verizon at first I liked seeing the notification light going off each time I got a text or notification but if you're busy & forgot about it the light just got annoying after awhile.
    08-06-2012 06:36 PM
  21. JE5TERHEAD's Avatar
    Agreed. When I had my Blackberrys before the iPhone came to Verizon at first I liked seeing the notification light going off each time I got a text or notification but if you're busy & forgot about it the light just got annoying after awhile.
    I would love a notification light, if u didnt like the light flip it over BAM its gone !! ... but nah serisouly this is dumb go look at the galaxy nexus i never even knew it had one and its right at the bottom of phone. i dont like to touch my phone much and when i get an email an update for a app or what ever i dont want to have to turn my damn phone on to find out its something i dont give a crap about. now if it can be enabled for just text message or just email or both etc it would be a win.

    and to that other guy u know blackberry had an option u could turn off the blinking light retard
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    08-06-2012 07:47 PM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    and to that other guy u know blackberry had an option u could turn off the blinking light retard
    Is the name calling necessary? I have a nephew who is mentally handicapped and I find that word quite offensive. Grow up and try communicating without insults and slurs. Thank you.
    08-06-2012 08:10 PM
  23. Vanti's Avatar
    I understand and yes, some people are very adamant about their feelings for or against it and I don't have a problem with that. I mean, that's how it is with techy types and in tech-related forums. It goes with the territory, so to speak.
    I consider myself a tech oriented person an i dont have anywhere near the zeal that some people have in terms of their opinions. It's almost as if they know exactly what they want how they want it and when they want it. Im more of a minor adjustment here and their with products type of guy...
    08-06-2012 11:11 PM
  24. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    I don't like, or need the LED, but I understand there are some people who feel they absolutely have to have it. There are some who stick with Blackberry for that one reason, they like the blinky light.
    08-07-2012 01:43 AM
  25. weztimonial's Avatar
    Vibration is enough for me
    08-07-2012 10:58 AM
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