LED Flash for alerts?

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  1. harrisondavies macrumors 6502

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    Guys, was watching a youtube video, and came across this in the iOS 5 beta.

    "LED flash for alerts" (See screenshot)

    Does this mean Apple are adding an LED to the iPhone 5?

    I don't think I've seen one on any other iPhone, or am I mistaken?
     

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  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    No, you are not mistaken. ;)

    Good find, I hope you are right. :)
     
  3. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    It's available on iPhone 4 as far as I know, and it uses the camera flash
     
  4. shandyman Suspended

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    no, it uses the camera flash on the iPhone 4, it's under accessibility and this is old news..... was in beta 1

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12701301&postcount=1
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=13042420&postcount=12

    :)
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That feature uses the camera LED function (which only iPhone 4 has). It's been on a few betas already.
     
  6. harrisondavies thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. shandyman Suspended

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    it's very possible that there will be a front facing flash in a future iPhone, even the next one, maybe a decent resolution front facing camera with a flash, and the flash can be used for notifications, we'll have to wait and see.

    as for your phone sitting on the back comment, actually alot of the time mine's the other way around. so it helps.
     
  8. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Hopefully the iPhone 5 has a flash dedicated solely for alerts though :)
     
  9. harrisondavies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's no use to me, but don't you imagine that the people who use this for accessibility won't put it with the back facing down? Or feel it vibrate in their hand? hmmmm
     
  11. harrisondavies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking about people who don't use it for accessibility...

    Obviously for them it makes sense, but what about the rest of us?

    Oh and "hmmm" means I'm thinking, not being rude.
     
  12. shandyman Suspended

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    well since it's specfically in the accessibility menu, why should they care about the rest of us........
     
  13. harrisondavies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well okay, in Lion I had to go into accessibility to turn on a feature I needed from SL which was not previously in accessibility...why does this specifically have to be an accessibility feature, when it could cater for all?
     
  14. shandyman Suspended

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    because that's how they designed it..... :p currently they've designed it for accessibility. they may, in future, make it mainstream for the general use with a flash on the front. but for now, it's accessiblily. there's a bunch of new accessibility stuff in iOS5
     
  15. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Exactly, not sure where this thread was veering off to but yes I, for one, would love these LED alerts to be able to face forward. Why not an LED facing forward and another facing backward (User configurable)?
     
  16. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I doubt the will implement a front facing flash I would prefer a led light near the top of the handset.
     
  17. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    It would be neat if the little square on the home button was an led.
     
  18. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I want a USB port so I can plug in my Woot-Off lights.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    perhaps a glowing home screen button for notifications :D
     
  20. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    Anyone notice that the flash in beta 5 is much faster than in beta 4. I like it a lot more now. It's more of a constant strobe when the phone is ringing instead of a double flash every few seconds.
     
  21. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    what so there is a notification flash in iOS 5?:eek:
     
  22. shandyman Suspended

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    wow, where have you been since beta 1? under a rock...
     
  23. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    That is a genius idea! Now my home button feels boring :(
     
  24. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Haha, now this made me laugh.
     
  25. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Apparently, other then this Fall, anyone have good guesses as to when iOS 5 and the next iPhone will be out?
     

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