New features iPhone 5x

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wrcooke, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. wrcooke macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Has anyone heard of temperature and barometric sensors in a upcoming release of the iPhone 5x? This would be a fabulous feature. :)
     
  2. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

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    Why?
     
  3. -iKris- macrumors regular

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    Perhaps he wants to measure air pressure/temperature.
     
  4. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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  5. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    Shouldn't be that hard to come up with a way to avoid measuring the phone's innards' tempererature.
     
  6. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I guess the sensor could be hung from a 3" wire! No one would notice, maybe make it longer and use it as a handstrap!:p
     
  7. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    brilliant idea, have you considered applying for a post with Apple?
     
  8. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Not enough space in the phone to add unneeded sensors.
     
  9. cynics macrumors G4

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    Barometer is nice for faster lock and more accurate GPS. There are quite a few phones from the competition that have this.

    Overall the GPS is pretty good in an iPhone anyway so I doubt we'll see that. The iPhone already has a temp sensor but its for the CPU and obviously isn't going to tell you anything useful. We won't see one for external measurements.
     
  10. wrcooke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not to suggest anything but samsung has weather and barometric pressure sensors in their phone and it works great. I think this would be a super feature. I do not use a data package so to get local temperature like this would be cool. As far as I can see from a web search all phones do heat up when heavily used. Features like this could be only active when needed.
     
  11. veneto macrumors member

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    I want a waterproof phone. That way I can use it in the shower, the pool, and most importantly, the jacuzzi.:cool:
     
  12. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    I have those on the GS4 I got from work and it sucks, it takes about 3 minutes to accurately measure something which defeats it's purpose. And it always shows temperatures that are like 4-8C hotter than it actually is.

    I don't know how it "Works great"
     
  13. wrcooke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really!!
    I was looking at one in a store and it seemed to be fine. Perhaps as the temp was constant I did not see the time to read the temp. Will look for that next time and see if this is consistent.
     
  14. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I chose the S4 at that time because it was the best android device available. However all Gimmicks are BS, I changed it's software to stock android like the Nexus phone and it works great.
    All stuff samsung uses to advertise the phone is BS. The reality is that it's a 1080p beast with 2GB of ram, quad core and expandable storage.
     

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