Above all else, I hope the iPhone has...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stevehp, May 22, 2007.

  1. stevehp macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    It's not a house, it's a home.
    A way to turn off the side buttons on the phone.

    I had those side buttons on my old motorola and it kept turning it to silent in my pocket...It drove me nuts.

    Anyone else?
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    What side buttons are you referring to?

    AFAIK, the iPhone only has one real button. The rest are on the screen and are soft/tough buttons.
  3. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    Meh.... my girlfriend has a Treo with a big silent button on the top that keeps getting knocked into the silent position. She doesn't care about it too much. But I do feel your pain. I just hope that the iPhone has a way to turn the phone part completely off so I can ignore people when I feel like being alone.
  4. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    It's not a house, it's a home.
    When looking at the phone straight on...the left side has a button to change from ring to silent and vice versa. Steve even said so during the keynote.


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  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Guess I missed that one.

    Will have to review his intro again.
  6. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    It's not a house, it's a home.
    it does. just put it in airplane mode and the phone is disabled.
  7. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    What the hell is airplane mode?

    Wouldnt putting the fone to sleep i.e. locking it, stop ANY buttons from working until you unlock it via finger swipe?
  8. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    It's not a house, it's a home.
    yes it would, but I think Digital Skunk wanted a way to use the iPhone but have it set not to receive any calls, etc...

    In Airplane Mode, the WiFi and Antennas are turned off, meaning you can use your iPhone on the plane or when you don't want people calling you.
  9. Tadow macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Airplane mode is when you turn off the cell phone capabilities. The phone stops looking for a cell signal but you can still use the other features.
  10. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    i have to say i'm pretty satisfied with the specs & features of the iphone as announced in the keynote, so other things i want are more "wishlist" items. at the top of that list is push .mac email. second place would be an ebook reader (so i could finally ditch my palm pda).

    other than that, the iphone is pretty much the ultimate cell phone that will meet every one of my geeky needs: excellent phone capabilities, calendar & address functions with sync capability, excellent web browser that can use wifi or edge, wide-screen video viewing, ipod functionality, to name a few (my only concern is the usability of the onscreen full keyboard for text messaging and email creation, but i'm counting on adapting to a point where lack of tactile feedback is not an issue). perfect! :D
  11. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    Just outside Boston, MA.
    I'm with you on that. My current phone, a RAZR V3 Black from Cingular (ATT) works great, but I'm ready for a new phone. I also need a new iPod. The iPhone pwns that dept. Up until the iPhone's introduction I didn't want a "music phone" because most of them that I'd have beeen interested in would have ****** storage. They'd have like 128-512 MB storage, albeit there being removable storage to extend that, of which the iPhone doesn't have. Also, most music phones suck OS-wise as well.

    :apple: (Apple for those of you on WinTels) did a great job porting OS X to the iPhone, and intergrating it with desktop OS X so well. I'll need to get my own rate plan for my cell soon because my parents are gonna move outta this house, as am I and I'd need my own phone bill to pay. I hope to have this baby by July when I may need to go to Chicago for a few weeks for a possible job for a family friend. I'd be so happy to have it. Anywho, I'm rambling now, and it's about 1:30 AM here on the East Coast US. I should get to bed. It's getting to the point where I can barely stay awake.

    Thanks for reading,
  12. JMax1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2006
    Harlem, NY
    i dont know if Pandora's internet radio would work, but I think that would be a gread addition. Also, Netflix support for watching movies through netflix.
  13. StrayRooster macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2007
    All you have to do is press the sleep button at the top. That should turn off ALL the buttons. That way, you won't be pressing the side buttons in your pocket.

    However, when you get a call, I'm not sure what happens. Let's say the phone rings in your pocket, do the side keys become active? And what about the touch screen, does it wake up? If I reach in my pocket to answer a call, who knows what button I'll push on the screen!

    I'm sure :apple: came up with a good way to handle this though :)
  14. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
  15. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    I've been wondering if the iPhone will vibrate.
  16. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    ditto! i know it's silly, but that's my biggest fear.
  17. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Same here. It can be a dealbreaker. No vibrate = I get a BlackBerry 8300. So I really hope the iPhone has vibrate.
  18. BoughtAAPL@4.00 macrumors member

    May 14, 2007
  19. Gonzlobo Suspended

    May 9, 2007
    Perhaps the new iGasm will. :)
  20. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I want GPS. Paired with Google Sat-Maps and Multitouch, Geocaching would be fracking™ awesome!!! :D

    I also want iChat. AIM based, not SMS...
  21. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    I hope it will vibrate.

    My HTC Wizard (vibrate, slide out QWERTY keyboard) had several sleep settings.

    - activate when any side key is pressed
    - only activate when power key (recessed) is pressed.
    - something else I can't remember (I lost it a few months ago)

    One problem was when it received a text, the screen became active for a few seconds, so if it was in my bag or pocket, very occasionally the right things would get pressed and it would make a junk call. I think there might have been an option to turn off screen light-up on receive, but I left it on as it was useful.
  22. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    Remember the iphone has the proximity sensor, which turns off the display (and buttons?) when the phone's up to your ear.

    Presumably this would also work while it's in your pocket, and ignore unintended knocks etc. with the screen turning on as you lift it out of your pocket?
  23. mac-er macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    Airplane mode can be such a joke just because flight attendants are so ignorant....they'll make you turn the phone off totally just because they see it is a phone.
  24. jholzner macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2002
    Champaign, IL
    I'm pretty sure it has a lock button/slider on the top just like the ipod. slide that over and it will not react to any "input"
  25. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    I think the buttons that are on the phone are pretty flush to the phones body, so I wouldnt image accidently pushing them to be a problem. But then again I'll guess we'll just have to wait and see.:p

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