IPhone 6 flashing home button mod

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  1. bored 3ngineer, Jan 24, 2016
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    bored 3ngineer macrumors newbie

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    Hi people,

    I have designed a flashing led home button modification for the IPhone 6 that flashes to music. Just wanted to find out what everyone thought of the idea?

    here's the link for the video

    https://youtu.be/G-QFFXzYGls
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Personally, it would make me anxious. Some may like it, but doubtful Apple would pick it up as a "thing". I guarantee if they did, I'd pass - or disable the "feature".
     
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    ^^^Yeah. It would be better as a notification LED. :D
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    That isn't very useful either. My :apple: watch takes care of that.
     
  6. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    nice mod.
    not the home button though, that gold backplate with black bezel :)
    that i will buy
     
  7. bored 3ngineer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeh, it can also be implemented to be used as a notification LED, which is more preferable.
     
  8. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    I like it :) Very cool feature. How does it work with TouchID though? Doesn't it use the stainless steel ring to detect your touch, supposedly? I was thinking if that's the case, wouldn't it be better to light the whole button from behind rather than the ring? Although the lit ring is pretty nifty I admit..
     
  9. bored 3ngineer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks Charadis, it is a very complex modification, it uses a custom made home button and custom built flex ribbon. i see a lot of software modifications on IPhones but not any hardware modifications. So i decided to design something different. btw the button is lit from behind using 2 SMD LEDS.
     
  10. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't useful to YOU, but it would be to many.
     
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  12. bored 3ngineer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As it is only a prototype. I would say the touchID does work but there are times where it does play up. I am still looking for a work around to the modified touchID ribbon to correct the issue.
     
  13. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Impressive stuff! As a notification led it would be downright killer and for when I'm just chilling out the music feature would be awesome. Only thing I don't like about my 6+, the screen lights up when I get a text but because the screen is so massive everyone anywhere close can read it.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If there is a chance it could be used for notification purposes, well then Apple will never allow it.
     
  15. MrJM macrumors 6502

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    Top tune in the video. Not listened to that in while! Good Work!
     
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  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's what something like that would really be useful for.
     
  18. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Not something I would even remotely be interested in.
     
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