Grey Ring Around 5S Home Button LED Light?

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  1. FreshPrince2013 macrumors newbie

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    If ....

    The picture of the 5S box with the grey ring around it is real. I think it's an LED light that lights up while scanning your fingerprint, and to let you know when you have notifications when the screen is not on.

    Apples never really had a notification light other then the flash.

    What do you guys think, would you like something like this?

    I think it be pretty awesome, especially if it changed colors to differentiate notifications.
     

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  2. OneMike macrumors 601

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    A led light would be cool. The flash notification was ok but since phone is typical face up, it's kind of pointless.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It would be cool, but I would be surprised if it happened.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    It think this functionally would be welcomed. It should be a slow pulse indicator, like the breathing light on the old iMacs and notebooks.
     
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  6. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    It would be a copied feature.
     
  7. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    I'd love it. LED notifications are one of my favorite phone features, especially if there is a multicolor light that you can customize for different apps.
     
  8. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    And again this matters to me why?
     
  9. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    It is not a LED light. Recently discovered patents show such a ring is needed in order to get through the scanning process. It's just a metal ring connected to circuitry, as seen in some smartphones that feature fingerprint scanners from Authentec.
     
  10. MalusSylvestris macrumors member

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    Grey Ring Around 5S Home Button LED Light?

    The patent and other leaks talk about a silver/metal ring. So I don't think it will be an LED. Besides which don't most people lay their phone face down on the table? In which case using the flash LED as a notification light would make more sense! (Not suggesting that will/should happen of course.)

    I think it's just metal, maybe something to do with having to have electrical contact for the sensor.

    Edit: beaten to it by LostSoul80
     
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  12. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    You've been able to use the flash as a notification light since iOS 5.

    But I agree, I don't think it's a notification light around the home button. Unfortunately. :(
     
  13. MalusSylvestris macrumors member

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    Wow, now I feel dumb. I did not know that!
     
  14. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    The idea of a notification led around the home button has been in the talks in the forums since a couple of years ago. It would be cool if Apple listened to that and incorporated it.
     
  15. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    I can't really see the added value vs. the popup notifications we currently get...? You have to look at the phone either way...
     
  16. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I would love the led ring glowing to tell you that there's a message if you forgot.
     
  17. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I hope it is, but I'm pretty sure it's just a metal ring.
     
  18. MalusSylvestris macrumors member

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    Well I can see the advantage - the popups only show for a short time if the screen is locked, but the LED would continually glow. But it's just a metal ring this time.
     
  19. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wanting an LED type indicator since they put it in the menus in iOS5 I believe it was. So far it's just turned out to be for the LED for the camera :(

    One thing I noticed in the picture, the date on the Calendar app. The 10th.
     
  20. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    They better do double tap to wake feature, like on newest Lumias.
     
  21. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I have also been waiting on a LED notification light on the iPhone for years. I am afraid this will not be the year as it is likely for the finger reader.

    Apple improved the notifications last update but it could sure still use some more work. I would like the additional option of the number of times the tone plays.
     
  22. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Wonder what the date means. The 4S box was the 7th. Hard to see the date on the 5 box.
     
  23. blerns3 macrumors 6502

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    The date on the 5 box is the 11th.
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    We have a winner. This.
     
  25. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Only lawyers and idiot fanboys care about things like that...
     

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