silence the ring switch. ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gallinger, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. gallinger macrumors regular

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    I just found this picture where it shows that the silence the ring switch has a small "bell" picture on in, As soon as i seen it I looked at mine and just as i thought I dont have that "bell" picture on my switch. Anybody else have this on there silence switch?
     

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  2. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    mine has a pic of a guy talking (lines radiating from his mouth)...


    weird.
     
  3. gallinger thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont understand why apple would have different switches?
     
  4. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    very simple, they probably decided to remove the bell right before production
     
  5. gallinger thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay but "Lebowski" has a different picture on his too
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Odd. Mine's just plain black. No graphic, no text, nada. (I'd take a pic but the only two digital cameras I have are the MB's built-in iSight which probably won't capture it well, and the iPhone's camera :eek:)
     
  7. Gregory macrumors member

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    how strange my iPhone has that bell drawing on my switch, wonder why my iPhone has it and the other iPhones I've seen doesn't have it and the switch is a little wider also
     
  8. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone have the bell also. I got my iPhone the first day it came out. Maybe the earlier ones have the bell on them?
     
  9. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Having the graphic is useful (rather than a "try me?" blank button), but I have to admit the blank button does look better; and given Apple's 'previous' of form over function, it's not surprising they shipped without.

    It may be they had a small initial run of production iPhones with the icon for external testing etc.; perhaps the remainder of that batch were sold.
     
  10. Durandal549 macrumors member

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    Mine has the Bell. I have a 4gig 5 series screen bought the first day. two of my friends also have the bell, one 4g and one 8g both 5 series screens and also bought the first day.

    there is a thread on apple about it but it died a while ago. search for "silent bell" and you will find it.

    It seems that most phones do not have the bell. i figure the only significance is that in 25 years it will be worth 10% more because it is slightly rarer(sp?).
     
  11. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I don't have the bell, and I'd agree with those who think it looks better without it.
     
  12. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    8GB iPhone that I bought a week after release... No graphic on the silence switch. Pure black.
     
  13. gfacekilla macrumors newbie

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    I got mine on june 30th..I wanted to avoid the lines..my iphone ringer button is black...I'm gonna take my iphone back right now and demand one with a proper logo...
     
  14. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    I don't have it, thankfully. I think it's ridiculous to have something printed on the switch. I mean, after you use it one time, you know what it does. Not like you will cause data loss or something if you switch it. Printing a bell on it is a waste of time. There couldn't be a safer, more harmless "try me" switch!
     
  15. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    I too purchased my iPhone the first day it came out and my silence switch is blank.
     
  16. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought mine on 08/04/2007 in southern california and mine has a very bright orange dot when i switch it to silence. Anyone have this kind of switch.
     
  17. LimeyYankee macrumors newbie

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    I have the same one. Blank on the switch itself. Bought on June 30th.
     
  18. iTiki macrumors 6502

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  19. netronin macrumors member

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    Bought my first one in Socal on 8/14, had nothing on switch. Unit was replaced because of hardware issue, new one as orange dot. The first unit
    was from an ATT store, the second one from an Apple store.
     

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