New iPhone magnet?

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  1. Nitro1360 macrumors newbie

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    concept of an iPhone "magnet"

    [​IMG]

    liking the look of it!

    what does everyone think?
     
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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's–to borrow a term from the Alternate History forum–a "feature-wank", in that it incorporates everything that people complain about that we'll never see (notification light, physical flash, removable battery, etc.).:D

    And why do we need a magnetometer when we have GPS?
     
  4. gigidey macrumors member

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    The color changing home button would annoy me. I think an LED would do the job better. Or just no light at all.

    Also, I think the back should be a solid color, like the 3G. Also, the white box at the top sticks-out too much

    But it's still a good concept none the less.
     
  5. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Nice image

    Interesting? Imagine the possibilities.
     
  6. szark macrumors 68030

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    Because GPS can't tell you which direction you're facing. It can only tell you which direction you're moving (if you actually are moving).
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I can see where a notification light would be handy.
     
  8. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    +1...of course GPS tells you *where you are* too, not just which direction you are moving. Importantly, we need a magnetometer so I can hold up my iPhone to a pub and it can tell me if the beer is cheaper there or across the street.
     
  9. mrrish macrumors regular

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    Love the front facing camera and the glowing home button. Double tap it and it takes you to the relevant alert (miss call, new text, voicemail, etc).
     
  10. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

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    While I may find use in a new message indicator, I definitely don't want the whole home button glowing.

    Maybe something more like this:

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    But unless if configurable, it would be pointless for me after push notification in 3.0 because I'll probably always have at least one notification.
     
  11. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    TBH the camera thing seems like what you'd find on an 11-year-old girl's phone. :rolleyes:



    I like the notification thing there though. ^^^^

    I think that would actually be the BeerGoggleometer. :D
     
  12. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    don't know what's funnier==> the phone or the descriptions of the features lol

    that looks more sweet, nice dude
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Now that would be a good use of GPS and a magnetometer. :D
     
  14. 1Zach1 macrumors 6502a

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    Things I would like seen changed to that mock up:
    -Drop the two tone and make it flat black with the curve of the current 3G
    -Drop the mirror and bring the camera down to 3.2Mp with a partnership with Canon for a bigger lens and sensor
    -Make the notification as shown above where it is just the outline of the button
    -Thinner bezel that is black, or at least matte
    -"Frontal" should be "Front"
     
  15. renewed macrumors 68040

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    That would be really cool. For example, earlier tonight I was playing a game on my MacBook with my headphones in. I received 3 emails but never knew it because I didn't hear them come in. It would be neat to have a light to indicate new mail, text, missed calls etc... I mean that right there is a real world example of it coming in handy.
     
  16. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Deaf Users?
     
  17. Nitro1360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    taking comments into account i've made a new version :)

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  19. Nitro1360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, volume rocker, ring/silent switch and camera button :)
     
  20. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    Now that doesn't look half bad...
     
  21. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    i like most of these ideas,

    but i find the green notification light (home button) to be a little to tacky, maybe just a white light? Or even make it customizable, and choose your own colours.
     
  22. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Great, except Canon would probably want their logo on it if they even agree, and let's just say Apple doesn't like foreign logos on their products.

    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Or Blackberry converts. (I'm not one myself).

    Sorry for not keeping these posts merged but I'm on the mobile version of the site and can't add more than one quote.
     
  23. 1Zach1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not bad, not bad at all.


    Hey, I can dream... :D
     
  24. Andruw91 macrumors regular

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    I do like the second design, but I'm not crazy about the green light. Maybe if it was white it would be better. And just another thought, what if it pulsed for a set about of time like 15,30,45,60,90, or 120 seconds and then either turned off or went solid. Just to draw a little more attention to it initially. Of course I think you should also have the option to shut the light notification off.

    Overall not a day concept drawing. No way I could do it
     
  25. Nitro1360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I also had that idea, as well as the small square being split into 4 quarters which light up in turn or together to provide different alerts,

    which one sounds better?
     

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