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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Does the iPhone 5 have a notification light?

The camera flash doesn't count
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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No, but you can order one of these, which comes with a notification light.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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yes the led from the camera
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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No. I don't miss the days of the flashing light DROID. Unnecessary.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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So, if you miss the initial notification, how do you know you have something new?
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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No. I don't miss the days of the flashing light DROID. Unnecessary.
I rarely pay attention to the flashing light on my Nexus 4.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 07:01 AM   #8
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Actually, there are 727,040 notification lights on the iPhone 5. It's called the display.

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Old Sep 15, 2012, 07:04 AM   #9
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Keep it in your pocket or glance at the display.

If something is so important that you need an instant notification, probably best to keep the phone on you. If your a super important/busy/social person, you'll probably get so much email and other notifications that the notification light will be blinking most the time anyways.

Also, why would the flash not count?
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 12:20 AM   #10
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No, but you can order one of these, which comes with a notification
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I think new iPhone is coming with notification light. But I still feel samsung note 2 is much better and cheaper then iPhone

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Old Jun 7, 2013, 12:54 AM   #11
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I think new iPhone is coming with notification light. But I still feel samsung note 2 is much better and cheaper then iPhone
Better and Cheaper eh ,so you made an account this month to tell us all how much better and cheaper it is-- bravo

And oh yes, also to tell us all that new iPhone is coming with a notification light which no rumor or tech site has so far indicated ! Please tell me more.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:09 AM   #12
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Pathetic even my $5 charger has a led on it.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:14 AM   #13
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No and don't even get me started this is my biggest annoyance with the iPhone. A notification light is essential.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 02:06 PM   #14
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No and don't even get me started this is my biggest annoyance with the iPhone. A notification light is essential.
Exactly. Every person here is saying they don't want one, it's not necessary, etc. But you can bet your winning lottery ticket if the iPhone had one, those same people would be bragging about what an awesome, groundbreaking, revolutionary feature it is.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:05 PM   #15
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Actually the iPhone does. It's an option to turn on under accessibility options. Settings > General > Accessibility > LED Flash.

EDIT: Looks like I am late to the party. :P
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:24 AM   #16
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To me it's very simple. Put an led notification light on the front and give users an option to turn it off. This way, everyone is satisfied.

Personally, this is my biggest gripe with the iPhone. I had this on the BB and thought it made a lot more sense to glance at the phone than to light up the screen all the time. Especially if you're in business environments.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:41 AM   #17
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I love the Apple Geniuses (see what I did there?) that complain of wasting battery life with 1 LED light and yet suggest powering your screen every time you think you missed something.


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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:00 PM   #19
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Personally I'd like to see one implemented behind the home button (as a few others have said already) - a subtle pulsing light under there (like the sleep light on my MBP) would be pretty cool
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:18 PM   #20
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Not gonna argue the merits but a light would be against Apple's zen-like design simplicity philosophy.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:17 AM   #21
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Am I the only one here that doesn't want a light? I've used android phones with them and they weren't very helpful. They just told me what I already knew. If you need to know about notifications, set the notifications to repeat X times. If you leave your phone and come back, press the home button.

Most androids are getting rid of the lights so I doubt apple will pick them up.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:31 AM   #22
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Am I the only one here that doesn't want a light? I've used android phones with them and they weren't very helpful. They just told me what I already knew. If you need to know about notifications, set the notifications to repeat X times. If you leave your phone and come back, press the home button.

Most androids are getting rid of the lights so I doubt apple will pick them up.
No. You're not. I've never even considered it. This may be another reason why I love iPhones. No extra-annoying flashy lights.

I am reminded of how much the flashy light on Bluetooth headsets that jerks wear in darkened movie theaters annoys the hell outta me.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 01:36 PM   #23
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Most androids are getting rid of the lights so I doubt apple will pick them up.
Source? My Moto Droid 4 has one, the RAZRs have one, and the Galaxy S3 has one. All are the newest Android iterations from each manufacturer.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:01 PM   #24
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Am I the only one here that doesn't want a light? I've used android phones with them and they weren't very helpful. They just told me what I already knew. If you need to know about notifications, set the notifications to repeat X times. If you leave your phone and come back, press the home button.

Most androids are getting rid of the lights so I doubt apple will pick them up.
No most androids are not getting rid of the lights seeing as the flagship android phone nexus 4 uses them and are highly customize-able as the nexus lights are full rgb and can display almost any color. And saying they cannot be useful is plain ignorant. There are plenty of situations were they are useful. For example, I take a shower and have my phone in another room so I cannot physically hear any notification from my phone. I leave the shower and from my color set up I can see if I have a missed call, email, text, Facebook message etc without even physically going to my phone. If I see no flashing light there is no reason to even approach my phone. It also almost "forces" me to check my phone. If there was no light and that same situation happened were I left the shower, I probably wouldn't even pay attention to the phone and probably view a message late. A flashing light just makes me check the phone.

So basically its particularly useful when you leave your phone for some amount of time, either going to the bathroom, gym or physical sport were you place your phone away etc.
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No most androids are not getting rid of the lights seeing as the flagship android phone nexus 4 uses them and are highly customize-able as the nexus lights are full rgb and can display almost any color. And saying they cannot be useful is plain ignorant. There are plenty of situations were they are useful. For example, I take a shower and have my phone in another room so I cannot physically hear any notification from my phone. I leave the shower and from my color set up I can see if I have a missed call, email, text, Facebook message etc without even physically going to my phone. If I see no flashing light there is no reason to even approach my phone. It also almost "forces" me to check my phone. If there was no light and that same situation happened were I left the shower, I probably wouldn't even pay attention to the phone and probably view a message late. A flashing light just makes me check the phone.

So basically its particularly useful when you leave your phone for some amount of time, either going to the bathroom, gym or physical sport were you place your phone away etc.
This is exactly right, and it's definitely one of the bigger things that the iPhone has been missing.
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