I'm calling it, the next big "feature" for the iPhone 7...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sundog925, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    simple.

    IR blaster.

    That way you can control the Apple TV and interact more than the remote app.


    Anyone wanna call what they think will be the "selling point" besides better camera, quicker, the normal updates etc.
     
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    It's not like the new apple tv is controlled mainly through bluetooth or anything.
     
  4. sundog925 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just saying. They're gonna take something old and call it a "feature". Whole post is tongue in cheek if you hadn't noticed.
     
  5. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Do better.
     
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    I get it, well played.
     
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    it was pretty good.
     
  8. menist macrumors regular

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    Add GIF support and it will still sell millions.
     
  9. bpeeps, Sep 29, 2015
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    /wasteland
     
  10. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to see an integrated tape deck so I can play all my recorded music on my iPhone. Right now I'm limited to lossy digital files and not the high fidelity audio recordings you can only get from cassette.
     
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    *Cough*

    The Apple TV remote is Bluetooth.

    *Cough*
     
  15. sundog925 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    guess you can't read where i said "interact more"?
     
  16. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I know at least 6 people with IR blasters in their phones combined they have all used it zero (0) times. My electronics are all controlled via my network/WiFi since it 2015 and all.

    Not a big features but control the volume of different things like ringtone or text separately. Turn off vibrate in the alarm only. Two great features.
     
  17. urkel macrumors 68030

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    The "New" AppleTV seems to have been developed and delayed well over a year ago which is why it already feels due for an upgrade even though it's not out yet.

    So considering how much is missing from the AppleTV then you could have done much much better.

    (BTW. A practical AppleTV/iPhone feature for Apple to "invent" is unlocking the damn NFC chip that's been in our phones.

    Imagine if the AppleTV had an NFC settings built in where you could simply tap your phone to it and it turns into a controller/remote.

    But I guess that sort of "thinking" is too "different" for Apple nowadays.)
     
  18. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Magnetic charging with the Smart Connector from the iPad Pro.
     
  19. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Actually, I would bet the iPhone 7 will not have a home button. With 3-D touch along with the improved fingerprint sensor, a home button will no longer be needed.
     
  20. geoffm33 macrumors 6502

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    Does the new AppleTV have an IR receiver? I thought the IR on the apple remote is just to turn on the TV/volume, etc.
     
  21. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    What I can control my TV with my apple remote?
     
  22. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    No
     
  23. th3r3ds0x macrumors regular

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    4K capable screen so you watch the videos you made on your iPhone 6s...
     
  24. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Nope. It'll be FM radio. Maybe AM, too. It'll also let you connect to 20 ft ham radio antennas via $699 Bluetooth adapter. Everything you ever wanted to do in 1969 will be possible again. Wirelessly. Retro future is in.
     
  25. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Didn't think so. Disappointed.
     

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