Had a thought on cool feature

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jamesarm97, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    I (and others) want a bit more of a notification on voicemails / sms messages. I use my phone a lot for work and need to know of missed messages / calls when I set my phone down or when it is charging.

    I think it would be cool for Apple to use the motion / rotation sensor to sense when the phone is laying flat or at the angle that it is when in the charger. If in this position it is likely that it is not on your hip or persons and then can notify audibly and maybe by turning on the screen for a few moments more than once. I have found that I miss quite a few messages because of the single beep / vibrate.

    - James
  2. Red Sox macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    The motion/rotation sensor only works in one axis. What you're talking about is in a different axis, which the current iPhone would not be able to sense. But a good idea though.
  3. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    I want to know times on when each text message came in. Not just when the iPhone wanted to let me know....
  4. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    It's a great idea. Submit it to Apple! They may not be able to sense different axis on this version of the phone, but I bet they could update the firmware to add a timer to the current sensors...i.e. if the phone doesn't move at all for X minutes or more, extra notification mode would kick in.
  5. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    I would like there to be better ways for the iphone to let you know you missed a call as well. Even if the phone was to vibrate once in a while, something to get your attention. The way it is now, you cant tell you have a missed call untill you check.

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