Illuminated Apple logo on back of new iPhone?

elykoj

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I think this would be a cool little feature. With option to shut it off if you want.An LED could not take that much battery, and it would just illuminate when phone was in use.I have seen the mods online, so i wish Apple could incorporate this.:rolleyes:
 

mrsir2009

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I think this would be a cool little feature. With option to shut it off if you want.An LED could not take that much battery, and it would just illuminate when phone was in use.I have seen the mods online, so i wish Apple could incorporate this.:rolleyes:
Did you consider the fact that a lot, if not most people put cases on their iPhones, which would kinda make this useless.
 

burnside

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The main reason for an illuminated logo on apple laptops is for marketing (you see it in public or on TV/movie). It wasn't put there so that people would think "hey, pretty cool", although that is one of the side affects. The main reason was to promote branding.

As one said, many have cases on their phone which would negate such a feature. Thus, not really worth the effort on Apple's part to implement when it means time, money, hardware, limited space, etc. Like other's have said, illuminate the home button. Much more functional.
 

chambone

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Everyone says that, but assuming it's load on the battery would be minimal, everyone would be talking about how cool it is. You know it and I know it. :D
You're most likely right about that. But I personally don't really like how the silver apple logo stands out as it is right now, let alone if they made it to light up. Cool is if there would be an option to turn it off :D

I'd love a small, low power notification LED next to the earpiece though.
 

iceterminal

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I think this would be a cool little feature. With option to shut it off if you want.An LED could not take that much battery, and it would just illuminate when phone was in use.I have seen the mods online, so i wish Apple could incorporate this.:rolleyes:
Other than having your iPhone become a huge beacon saying "Hi, I'm an iPhone. Please mug my owner"

...I would agree.
 

JMG

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Did you consider the fact that a lot, if not most people put cases on their iPhones, which would kinda make this useless.
I don't use a case, but I would find an illuminated apple logo to be somewhat tacky and excessive.
 

Sital

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I would feel the same way about it that i feel about the apple on my MBP: I don't care if it lights up - I never see it.
 

JMG

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I would feel the same way about it that i feel about the apple on my MBP: I don't care if it lights up - I never see it.
Even if you never see it... do you suddenly forget that you bought an apple product?

I don't care if other people looking at me know I'm using a iphone or not. It's just showy and shallow.
 

sulpfiction

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The main reason for an illuminated logo on apple laptops is for marketing (you see it in public or on TV/movie). It wasn't put there so that people would think "hey, pretty cool", although that is one of the side affects. The main reason was to promote branding.
^^You kind of contradict yourself there. The illuminated apple logo is more of a cool factor item then anything else. And if by lighting it, it becomes more reconizable on TV, etc. Then it goes hand in hand. But it was ABSOLUTELY put there so people would say "hey, pretty cool".
 

elykoj

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Did you consider the fact that a lot, if not most people put cases on their iPhones, which would kinda make this useless.[/Q

Not to the people that use it.. i see alot of people using phone without case, or ones where the logo is cutout.:)
 

sulpfiction

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I don't use a case, but I would find an illuminated apple logo to be somewhat tacky and excessive.
Not me. While I think an illuminated home button would be much more practical, a light up apple logo looks great. I've seen mods, and they don't look tacky at all. And I don't think it looks tacky on the MBP either.
 

elykoj

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exactly...

^^You kind of contradict yourself there. The illuminated apple logo is more of a cool factor item then anything else. And if by lighting it, it becomes more reconizable on TV, etc. Then it goes hand in hand. But it was ABSOLUTELY put there so people would say "hey, pretty cool".
was thinking the very same thing:D
 

Sedrick

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Even if you never see it... do you suddenly forget that you bought an apple product?

I don't care if other people looking at me know I'm using a iphone or not. It's just showy and shallow.
Ask all the people who can't live without Apple Logo wallpapers. :rolleyes:
 

JMG

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Not me. While I think an illuminated home button would be much more practical, a light up apple logo looks great. I've seen mods, and they don't look tacky at all. And I don't think it looks tacky on the MBP either.
It's tacky because it's lit up as if you are advertising your brand. I understand if the logo is on there, but it doesn't need to light up. The logo on my car doesn't light up, and if it did I would look like a d-bag. The logo on my shoes don't light up, and if it did I would look like a d-bag.
 

sulpfiction

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It's tacky because it's lit up as if you are advertising your brand. I understand if the logo is on there, but it doesn't need to light up. The logo on my car doesn't light up, and if it did I would look like a d-bag. The logo on my shoes don't light up, and if it did I would look like a d-bag.
No, it doesn't "have" to light up. But I think it would look good if it did. Not like some beacon glaring through the darkness, but a subtle glow. And only for certain functions. I am not one for glitz and bling either. But for some reason I like the idea of an illuminated apple logo...And you don't. That's why they make chocolate ice cream.

And bad examples you gave. You don't need light up sneakers to prove ur a d-bag. ;)
 
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