Anonymous, 01 Aug 2014Apple removed notification lights and other superfluous things from their MacBooks and iMacs a... moreiPhones never had front facing camera before iPhone 4 why add it?
iPhones never had a screen bigger than 3.5" before iPhone 5, why change it?
iPhones never had a fingerprint scanner before the 5s, why add it?
Would you rather get unchanged, not-improved, stagnant devices year after year?
I think the Notification Logo would be very useful and would look specially different to whats on the market.. the only other big manufacturer with original notification lights is Sony.
Apple should definitely try to implement this rumour.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2014The theory of a notification light sounds good on paper, but back when I had it even on featur... more"waiting the few seconds to see if it would blink or not and then still not being sure"
Very true for most people, we waste a lot of time on the notification light.
Also agree about the whiners whose only joy in life is to find something wrong about Apple products. Apple is not perfect but how these haters fail to see how well implemented for example TouchID is beyond me, they cant even see the practical value in the thumbrest feature of iPad.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 01 Aug 2014A notification light allows you to see if you have received a message/missed call without actu... moreWell i had panorama on my Xperia back in 2011 also, but how good was it? Better than on Wave but not good, no. Apple get credits for actually making it useful and practical. Same as fingerprint readers, almost a year has passed and the copycats from Korea and Taiwan still cant make it work in a practical way.
Other manufacturers are a little like the Wright brothers, they can be the first to make something but someone else has to come and make the thing practical. The Wrights never managed to make a practical useable airplane.
At least not having this feature will save you about £50 off the iPhone value!
Angry Mobile Nerd, 01 Aug 2014A notification light allows you to see if you have received a message/missed call without actu... moreThe theory of a notification light sounds good on paper, but back when I had it even on feature phones I would still find myself flipping the phone open to see if I missed anything. It was alot faster than waiting the few seconds to see if it would blink or not and then still not being sure. Tapping a button on your phone to see if you missed anything is not that big of a deal when you have your phone in your hand anyway.
Samsung also made a bid deal about their Air Touch or whatever it was called. It wasn't even their technology and they weren't even the first ones to come implement it, but the Samsung fanboys still talked about it as Samsung "innovation."
Most of the time the only people talking about Apple claiming small things to be "revolutionary" or "innovative" are the haters who would still whine regardless of what Apple does.
[deleted post]You carry your phone around with you while it's on charge ?, how is that possible ?. With my LG L7 P710 (equipped with it's notification light) I can see at a glance from across the room whether I have a text message (Green), missed call (Red), Email (Blue), all without physically touching the phone. Other app events can be attached to this notification light and the colour is configurable too. Life's Good. :D
Angry Mobile Nerd, 01 Aug 2014A notification light allows you to see if you have received a message/missed call without actu... moreOriginal commenter here. I've recently got rid of a Samsung phone, which didn't have a notification light, so evidently this is something not limited to the usual "Android vs. iOS" narrative that usually blights such conversations.
Evidently it's a matter of manufacturer and consumer taste in such matters. As I said, I personally don't see the point, but that's not a comment on those who do.
onezero, 01 Aug 2014What about those people who dont like putting their phones facing down? Yes, and when holding the phone are people supposed to always turn it around when looking at it? The whole idea that it would be a notification light was very far fetched from the beginning, it would have been a bling and nothing else, not Apples style at all, in fact Apple hate lights on their devices.
[deleted post]A notification light allows you to see if you have received a message/missed call without actually having to power up the screen. ie: when I wake up I just need to glance at my phone to see if I received any messages or missed calls over night. Or, if I'm in a crowded, noisy environment (like a trade show) and can't hear the ringtone or feel the vibration I can just pull my phone out of my pocket and the blinking light will immediately let me know if I missed anything. It's also useful to let you know when your phone has fully charged.
iPhone users can't understand something they've never had, but once Apple implements one they'll be forever grateful and numbnut-strucken why they didn't have one earlier. I always see iPhone users having to power up their screen just to check that they haven't received anything or missed any calls.
I'm sure Apple will put their own twist on it though, they'll make some big deal about how their notification light is revolutionary just like they did when they introduced the panorama feature on the iPhone 5 which was hilarious because I remember by Samsung Wave was making panoramas back in 2010.
Apple removed notification lights and other superfluous things from their MacBooks and iMacs a few years ago. iPhones, iPods, and iPads have never had notification lights – why would Apple add them in 2014?
Azwe, 01 Aug 2014Maybe for when your phone is lying face down?What about those people who dont like putting their phones facing down?
Of course there's no notification light. This is how Apple sucks every dollar from their customer base. They incrementally add or upgrade a couple new hardware features with each phone that should have been added years ago.
If you want all the features now, go with an Android phone or one of the new Blackberry devices.
it does make sense tbh my screen lights up when i get a notification so what happens if its face down...
Chupacabra, 01 Aug 2014Why would anyone put a notification light on the back of the device?Maybe for when your phone is lying face down?
I guess not matter does or not!!!!
Plz stop posting useless news about iPhone6
gonna be kind of bullshit or smt...