Luminescent iPhone 5 home button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by isashach, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. isashach macrumors newbie

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    I just got an email from my parts supplier, and they are the 'first' to offer this luminescent iPhone 5 home button, which stays on for 15 seconds after you turn of the screen.
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    They sell them for under 20$ in white, blue, yellow, red and green. I think this isn't the color of the button, but rather the color of the LED.
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    I'm slightly worried about this, as last time they did this with the iPhone 4 back panel illuminated apple logo, people reported that their LCD lost contrast, seeing as it was feeding form the screen power rail.

    So what do you guys think?
     
  2. x5tuu macrumors member

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    personally i think it looks very cheap and tacky and would be a PITA to fit and then remove again if you needed to put the phone in for repair etc...
     
  3. isashach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha! You can forget about removing them without removing some sort of solder pad...
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Seems, well, kind of ugly to me. The fact that you have to mod your phone to get this to work only increase my discomfort on this as well.
     
  5. SoLongAndroid macrumors member

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    I went with the black i5 just so the white borders around the screen wouldn't be distracting, this would drive me nuts.
     
  6. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    pointless for me since I use a Life Proof case which covers the whole phone anyway.
     
  7. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Bad idea all around. The rear luminescent logo at least had a tie in with MacBook Pro, so to a degree it made some sense. But on the front like this is just terrible idea and looks tacky.
     
  8. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, would better if this feature was in the back like the macbook.
     
  9. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Surely Apple will have something to say about their trademark... :apple:
     
  10. iRepairParts macrumors regular

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    That's for sure lol.. The Chinese manufacturers won't get touched, but the sellers here in the US who decide to take the risk of carrying this product will get noticed for sure.
     
  11. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    I think it's a horrible idea and ugly as hell. ...unless of course Apple implements it. Then it's genius. Pure genius.
     
  12. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    not interested in such a thing... it's disgusting! moreover the idea of opening the phone... it's crazy...
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, I don't care for it either.
     
  14. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    The more I look at it, the more am sure the iPhone is perfect as it's made, u try to make it distinctive, but that only makes it uglier.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Not only is it ugly, I see absolutely no purpose for this.
     
  16. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    Tacky and did you see all the steps to complete this task? No thanks
     
  17. MVRL macrumors regular

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    1. it's ugly
    2. wastes battery
    3. it's pointless
     
  18. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Lol. I was thinking the same thing.

    I don't think this looks bad at all. I do think that it isn't worth the effort though. Basically permanently voiding warranty and requiring me to dismantle the phone all for a little light on the home button? I'd pass.
     
  19. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    I think it would look better if they stuck with the squircle instead of the apple logo. If Apple did this, they could use the luminescent button as a notification light instead of the camera flash.
     
  20. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I don't give a flip about anything other than a 4.8 to 5.0" display...

    Give us a contemporary size display and I will be thrilled.

    PERIOD :D
     
  21. kornberg macrumors member

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    Maybe a halo ring along the edge of the home button?
     
  22. backnefct macrumors newbie

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    I really don't think it's that bad! I love Apple products and have owned just about everyone from the Apple TV to the Macbook Pro. I have always modded my stuff and never had trouble with putting it back for warranty work. If Apple offered this as an option I wonder how many people here would have a change of mind:???? I'm just saying! :D
     
  23. elektric-junkys macrumors newbie

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    Luminecent Iphone 5 Glowing Apple Logo rear Housing

    It really Looks Kind of cheap if you use the LED Panel, now there are more then 3 diffrent LED Colors available and the Wholesale Price Comes down to 7.5USD ..

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    here is a Video about it also with the Directions how to build the cheap crap in ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ElGCBk4vL2o

    BUT WHAT LOOKS REALLY AWSOME NOW IS THE GLOWING IPHONE 5 APPLE LOGO OF THE REAR HOUSING ITS ABOUT 75USD and Comes by the Case the upper and lower glass Color also could choose the Volume Buttons, Power button


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    But For that glowing Backcover you have to Disassemble your phone Totally 8 Diffrent Hosing Colors as you can see on the Picture here is a DIY directions Video how to use the rear case

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDQy0KvK6o&feature=player_embedded
     
  24. Sital macrumors 68000

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    How many people are going to go through all those steps for this mod? Not many (which given the complexity is a good thing).
     

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