1. jdod's Avatar
    Is there a dedicated LED light, on the front of the iPhone5, that alerts you for emails, etc?
    Unfortunately not. There should be in my opinion, yet the mention of such a thing has caused some to split their sides in agony because someone else would believe that they actually know whats best for them, not Apple.
    09-14-2012 11:16 AM
  2. donawalt's Avatar
    But the 3GS I bought over 3 years is getting the new iOS upgrade, how many Android phones can do that?
    Exactly - that's what originally turned me away from Windows phones and Android phones, you can't get software updates, and it's the software that does the most for creating a pleasing user experience.

    According to the Android developer site (link below) only 21% of the Android user base is on ICS, and that's almost 11 months old. Worse, 80% of the user base is on an OS 2 years old or more. What good are software updates if you can't get them on your phone. Microsoft is even worse, imagine people have recently purchased Win 7 phones which will not be upgraded to Windows 8. The latest Android phones have some nice features, but the overwhelming majority of users will never see them.

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    09-14-2012 12:17 PM
  3. johndhynes's Avatar
    No, there is no LED notification. And I hope there never is one on any future iPhone.
    Yes, there is LED notification on iPhone. You can turn it on in accessibility settings. It's just not a dedicated LED on the front, but the flash LED on the back. It flashes three times when you get a notification, rather than being a little red light that just stays on. Someone at work uses it, and it freaks people out whenever it goes off.
    09-14-2012 03:25 PM
  4. tbaptista's Avatar
    Why not make the home button illuminate. That would be amazing!!!
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    09-14-2012 03:27 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm one Android user who is not upset by the release of the iPhone5. I used to use an iPhone, and the rest of my family still does. Whatever works for you, is what you need. My wife and one of my daughters, are eligible for an upgrade now. They're not into blogging, or joining these types of websites, but they do have one question that they would like me to ask for them. If this has been asked before, then i apologize. They both love the LED light that flashes when i get an email, text or phone call. I guess that you know where i'm going with this. Is there a dedicated LED light, on the front of the iPhone5, that alerts you for emails, etc? I think that they'll both get the new iPhone anyway, but it would be nice. Thanks.
    No, there is no LED notification. And I hope there never is one on any future iPhone.
    Yes, there is LED notification on iPhone. You can turn it on in accessibility settings. It's just not a dedicated LED on the front, but the flash LED on the back. It flashes three times when you get a notification, rather than being a little red light that just stays on. Someone at work uses it, and it freaks people out whenever it goes off.

    In context, you can see that the original question stated specifically about a DEDICATED LED on the FRONT of the phone. Using the camera flash as a makeshift LED is definitely not the same thing.
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    09-14-2012 03:33 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    Why not make the home button illuminate. That would be amazing!!!
    It would have been, I suppose... but for whatever reason, it didn't happen.
    09-14-2012 03:34 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Yes, there is LED notification on iPhone. You can turn it on in accessibility settings. It's just not a dedicated LED on the front, but the flash LED on the back. It flashes three times when you get a notification, rather than being a little red light that just stays on. Someone at work uses it, and it freaks people out whenever it goes off.
    Bless your heart... I'm well aware of the functions of accessibility settings. Thank you so very much, and have a lovely weekend.
    09-14-2012 03:35 PM
  8. grunt0300's Avatar
    Bless your heart... I'm well aware of the functions of accessibility settings. Thank you so very much, and have a lovely weekend.
    I hope that the iPhone5 gets an LED, but only for Iowa.LOL
    09-14-2012 03:38 PM
  9. iphonefizzle's Avatar
    I admit I was looking for something jaw dropping but there is only so much they can do each year. Hopefully sooner than later they do develop something that blows everyone out of the water, however I am satisfied enough to keep me buying.
    what is this something new that folks are looking for name one android phone that looks better and has a better build than the iphone 5 someone please where are they, there are none thats why sammy and the others keep pumping out these i call them cases with screens because the phones all look like a casemate or speck case with internals.

    as for the OS please it looks diff because they skin it pure android looks the same as it has it just has diff features with each release so in a sense whats so new looking there nothing just like IOS features are being added to the software so i can say i am tired of the same pure google look plain with a bunch of widget apps

    to each his own i just don't get what all the fuss is and surprise oh apple didn't wow us with a radical design then show me the android phone that could whoop this iphone in build and looks. he drops the mic and walks off stage peace..
    09-14-2012 04:02 PM
  10. johndhynes's Avatar
    Bless your heart... I'm well aware of the functions of accessibility settings. Thank you so very much, and have a lovely weekend.
    You may have known, but you did not say so. I know it's not the same, and tried to point out the difference. I just thought some people might find the information useful. I live with a hearing-impaired person, so it is important for us and possibly to others, even if you don't care.
    Last edited by johndhynes; 09-14-2012 at 04:44 PM. Reason: conflated two posts
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    09-14-2012 04:02 PM
  11. johndhynes's Avatar
    In context, you can see that the original question stated specifically about a DEDICATED LED on the FRONT of the phone. Using the camera flash as a makeshift LED is definitely not the same thing.
    Which is exactly what I said.
    It's just not a dedicated LED on the front, but the flash LED on the back. It flashes three times when you get a notification, rather than being a little red light that just stays on. Someone at work uses it, and it freaks people out whenever it goes off.
    Last edited by johndhynes; 09-14-2012 at 04:14 PM.
    09-14-2012 04:04 PM
  12. emery66's Avatar
    As a current android user I am not upset at all. In fact I liked it, I liked it alot! I liked it so much I didn't order one, I ordered nine! All of our employees had various android devices, and they were ok but they were all different. It gets really old managing all the different versions of android and different shells (touchwiz,motoblur, etc.) You get really tired of the How do I do this questions that you can't answer without seeing the device. Now everyone will be on the same consistent and stable platform. We were sold on the 5 as soon as we saw it. I even like the new connector. I always hated the wide 30 pin connector on my ipod. Apple ready or not here we come! Goodbye android!
    09-14-2012 04:12 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    I was not replying to the original question, but to the post that I quoted, which claimed that there were NO LED notifications. I was simply clarifying the facts, and clearly stated that it was not the same as having a dedicated LED on the front. You may have been aware of it, but you did not say it, so your post was inaccurate as it was worded. You don't have to be so defensive about it. I just thought some people might find the information useful. I live with a hearing-impaired person, so it is important for us, even if you don't care.
    I wasn't involved in this LED discussion at all... and I wasn't defensive... I was simply pointing out that you were answering a question that wasn't asked.

    Let's move on, shall we?
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    09-14-2012 04:28 PM
  14. johndhynes's Avatar
    I wasn't involved in this LED discussion at all... and I wasn't defensive... I was simply pointing out that you were answering a question that wasn't asked.

    Let's move on, shall we?
    Sorry, I conflated your post with someone else's. My bad. I amended my earlier one. Wasn't trying to answer a question, just providing relevant information for anyone who might stumble upon the thread, and I thought I made the distinction clear, but apparently not clear enough. But yes, let's move along...
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    09-14-2012 04:35 PM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    Scores of posts all over FB by Android users how uneventful and stupid the iPhone 5 is by Android users. If they claim their own OS and phones are so much superior why such an outcry? It floor me how upset they are by todays announcement.
    I really have a hard time figuring it out as well. After using the Galaxy Nexus for awhile now I've decided that they are practically exactly the same.
    09-14-2012 05:11 PM
  16. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    As a current Razr Maxx owner, I wasn't upset by the iPhone 5 at all. In fact, I'll very likely be buying one. There are a few of us who love both iPhone and Android. I enjoy hopping back and forth to get a taste of both worlds.
    09-14-2012 05:19 PM
  17. taylorz_412's Avatar
    As a current Razr Maxx owner, I wasn't upset by the iPhone 5 at all. In fact, I'll very likely be buying one. There are a few of us who love both iPhone and Android. I enjoy hopping back and forth to get a taste of both worlds.
    I'm in the same boat I switch back in forth every couple of months and I just bought the gs3 and now I see the 5 and want it!

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    09-14-2012 06:06 PM
  18. iphonefizzle's Avatar
    I love my galaxy nexus with jellybean and find it the most efficient phone I've ever used because of its use of notifications, gmail app, and google maps. However the camera stinks in low light, the battery life is poor when using lte primarily and the phone reception is lousy. If I had a definitive date for the 920, I might purchase that, but I don't so I'll be preordering the 5 for Verizon. I already have a nano sim adapter so I plan on switching between the iPhone and galaxy until I decide which is best for me. I really hope the iPhones indoor low light shots are good.
    the 920 will be released on att october 21st per multiple outlets...
    09-14-2012 06:17 PM
  19. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    I dont understand it either. I go back and forth all the time as well. I will be returning the Atrix HD that I have now and getting the iphone.
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    09-14-2012 06:18 PM
  20. mtruman42's Avatar
    I've been an Android user for several years and still will be - for 6 more days. I've been totally fed up with the horrible performance and constant issues with my Droid X2 that I've been waiting for this day for a while. Don't get me wrong, I like the concept of Android - it just isn't working. I'm a software engineer and don't have any fear of rooting my phone to try to fix problems, but why?? I've had this phone for 10 months and hated it for the last 6. A lot of the current issues might be solved by ICS, but VZ and Moto decided that 6 months after bringing out a brand new phone model that it will NEVER get an OS upgrade. Really?? iOS 6 will be available on all iPhone models back to the 3 - next week. That's how to support your customers. I had my iPhone 5 on pre-order at 3:13ET last night and as of next Friday will be an iPhone owner forever. Just hope some of those loyal Android fanboys are looking for a like-new DX2 when it goes on eBay next week...
    09-14-2012 08:03 PM
  21. moneymike47's Avatar
    Scores of posts all over FB by Android users how uneventful and stupid the iPhone 5 is by Android users. If they claim their own OS and phones are so much superior why such an outcry? It floor me how upset they are by todays announcement.
    It's because every Android phone comes with a free bottle of Hatter-aid and the sip on it and like to hate on everything iPhone from its buyers to the phone itself. There are so many different android phones that come out, then once you buy the best one, a new one comes out not long after with a few different features and automatically makes their phone old and obsolete. The iPhone usually puts any android phone to shame, so they won't admit it, they'll just keep hating
    09-14-2012 08:16 PM
  22. GreatNeal's Avatar
    As a current android user I am not upset at all. In fact I liked it, I liked it alot! I liked it so much I didn't order one, I ordered nine! All of our employees had various android devices, and they were ok but they were all different. It gets really old managing all the different versions of android and different shells (touchwiz,motoblur, etc.) You get really tired of the How do I do this questions that you can't answer without seeing the device. Now everyone will be on the same consistent and stable platform. We were sold on the 5 as soon as we saw it. I even like the new connector. I always hated the wide 30 pin connector on my ipod. Apple ready or not here we come! Goodbye android!
    Welcome on-board son!
    That's the beauty of Apple.
    Because we have large consumer base. There's really a crazy load of benefits
    like one you mentioned above. It's consistent.
    2) If you're out of juice and desperately need it. Pop by any Apple retailers and steal some juice :P I did it twice in 7months lol.
    3) Cases. All innovative designs flood the iPhone market. Although I hate cases a lot. They take the beauty off my iPhone.
    4) Quality. Customer Support is top notch. Your phone is failing? No problem. Let's swap a new one for you!
    5) It's features last. at least two years before it becomes obsolete.
    6) Re-sale value to upgrade. Depreciates at most 60%.
    natmarie likes this.
    09-14-2012 08:51 PM
  23. RoboWarrior's Avatar
    Apple never stole from the competition. All Apple has done is limit the competition. When a company invented something, what did Apple do? They bought. This way, Apple theoretically invented everything. These are usually the companies that licenses out their patent to other companies. It's explained on Steve Job's Bio. Steve Job was almost too smart to buy out all those companies.
    09-14-2012 10:19 PM
  24. emery66's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome GrestNeal! Now if this phone would hurry and get here.
    09-14-2012 10:25 PM
  25. Sharma15's Avatar
    Apple never stole from the competition. All Apple has done is limit the competition. When a company invented something, what did Apple do? They bought. This way, Apple theoretically invented everything. These are usually the companies that licenses out their patent to other companies. It's explained on Steve Job's Bio. Steve Job was almost too smart to buy out all those companies.
    Your source is from a person who wanted to nuke an OS development. I consider that kind of insane.

    And yes Apple did steal some ideas, just not all of them.
    09-14-2012 10:26 PM
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