No hold button??? Why?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bababoey14, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. bababoey14 macrumors regular

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  2. xanadeath macrumors 6502

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    A hold button? Like that button on iPods that doesn't let you push any buttons and stuff? Why would anyone need that on an iPhone?

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  3. bababoey14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No when you're talking to someone...putting them on hold....not major thing but not sure why they had to get rid of it
     
  4. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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  5. mlad1101 macrumors regular

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    Isn't it essentially the same as hitting mute? Which would make it unnecessary.
     
  6. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    The difference is "mute" only mutes yourself and you can still hear the other person, but they cannot hear you. Hold puts both on "mute" if that makes sense, you won't be able to hear them and they can't hear you. Hold is useful in situations where you need to talk to someone in the physical room without the interruption of the phone call you're on. Hope that helps. ;)
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    That's pretty sweet!!
     
  8. mlad1101 macrumors regular

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    I doubt if you have the phone on mute/hold you are going to continue to hold it to your ear as you talk to someone in the room hence making hearing the person on the phone a non issue. Unless you love chatting with the speaker on.
     
  9. s8film40 macrumors 6502

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    Had to make room for the facetime button somehow. Not a bad trade off, I don't think I ever used the hold button.
     
  10. hunter x az macrumors member

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    You touch and HOLD mute, and it will put the call on hold.
     

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