iOS 5 LED flash on incoming calls and alerts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boca76, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. boca76 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    In the keynote video at 1:16:45 in the bottom right corner "LED flash for incoming calls and alerts" is listed as new feature.
    Is this for iPhone 5 only or also for the older models ?
  2. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Well the iPhone 5 does not exist at this point, and the iPhone 4 is the only iPhone with a flash- so it will only be on the iPhone 4 (and it's succeeder, when it comes out).
  3. boca76 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    I don't think that they will use the camera flash for it.
  4. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    Well since the iPhone 4 has no LED light (Not counting the flash on the back) ... This could be potential evidence of a new design for the iPhone 5.
  5. jp700p macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Hmm, I dont see this in the video.
  6. boca76 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    It's there.
  7. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    Why wouldn't they? Makes perfect sense to me.
  8. danielroman macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2010
    los angeles
    from the apple site on the ios 5 features page

    iOS 5 comes with innovative new features that make it easier for people with mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities to get the most from their iOS devices. iOS 5 works with specialized hardware accessories. The LED flash and custom vibration settings let you see and feel when someone’s calling. And improvements to VoiceOver include custom element labeling. These are just a few of the ways iOS 5 continues making advances in the field of accessibility.
  9. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    Regardless of how they implement it (separate LED or camera flash) this is a HUGE feature! Good find!
  10. aKa Gonzi macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    It is not a feature for the iPhone 4. I have a developers license and installed the iOS 5 beta. I've toggled with the feature and tried multiple alerts (texts, calls, etc.) and the LED flash does absolutely nothing. It must be for a new model of iPhone that incorporates an LED light specifically for notifications.
  11. stu212 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2009
    I had it work once with an email cant seem to get it working again.
  12. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Correct, this feature is currently only meant for the hearing impaired, it is a visual notification that their phone is ringing.

    like this:
  13. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/534.32 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Go to Accessibility options to turn this feature on iPhone 4 users.

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