iOS 5 LED flash on incoming calls and alerts

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

  1. boca76 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    It's there.
     
  7. Telp macrumors 68040

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

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    from the apple site on the ios 5 features page

    Accessibility
    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

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

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    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

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

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    Correct, this feature is currently only meant for the hearing impaired, it is a visual notification that their phone is ringing.

    like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcPINW5SAW4
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    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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