What I'd REALLY like to see on a new iPhone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Van Wildonher, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    A screen that takes up the whole front of the phone. The home button could be part of the touch screen instead of a physical button.
     
  2. maxxscholten macrumors regular

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    What happens when the phone freezes, or you need to do a hard reset?
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What happens? He gets burned! Non-physical Home button is a dumb idea.
     
  4. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    the touch only has 2 buttons on the whole thing, and it works fine.

    I want to see a built in brethalyzer and a secret joint compartment
     
  5. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone is too small for my joints...
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    LMFAO, I needed one of those this past weekend!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Van Wildonher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There are two other buttons on the phone that could work perfectly fine for this.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I hope you're not talking about volume...
     
  9. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? They use arbitrary buttons for resetting iPods and it's different buttons on different versions...
     
  10. gloss macrumors 601

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    Because people hold down the volume buttons all the time, and accidental reset of your phone because you're trying to hear somebody more clearly would be a hell of an annoyance.
     
  11. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    How about holding down both volume buttons and the top button for 6-10 seconds? Maybe add in that you have to switch ringer on and off first....wait that's just like the iPod!!!

    No, nevermind, you're right. That makes too much sense.


    FYI, I agree that they need the home button, but I'm just arguing for the sake of showing that there is another side.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That'd work well, seeing as the volume buttons are two sides of a lever.
     
  13. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    I can press both sides at the same time on my iPhone. Try it.

    It isn't a lever it's just two buttons made out of one piece of plastic. One side doesn't raise when you press the other side.
     
  14. gloss macrumors 601

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    Yay for ergonomics.

    I have a better idea. How about they put a single physical button on the front of the device, just below the screen, instead?
     
  15. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    Oh wait, they already did!

    Yes....Getting rid of it would be dumb. I was simply stating a case for a full front touch screen.



    PS - I can press both the volume button and the top button at the same time using one hand. 2 different ways, actually....left or right hand. Still, I'd prefer not to.
     
  16. neven macrumors 6502a

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    Forget resetting - how would you, you know, go Home?

    If the point of an all-screen front is that apps can take up the whole screen (and the whole front) then they won't be showing the Home button some of the time, right? So then how would you get back to the Home screen?

    If the Home screen button will always be shown on the screen, then why not make it physical?

    An alternative is to move the Home button to the side or back. But iPhone already has 4 buttons there - don't expect Steve to add another one.
     
  17. applemax macrumors 65816

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    I think the home button should be made a 'touch-button' similar to the buttons found on the 3rd gen iPod.
     
  18. gloss macrumors 601

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    Nah. Way too easy to accidentally tap it.
     
  19. applemax macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but a physical button just draws away from the iPhone's design and the whole 'touch' concept. It's not very clean.
     
  20. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    Plus those touch buttons didn't do too well in heat or when they got sweaty. At least on my old 3rd Gen iPod.
     
  21. rayward macrumors 68000

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    Think of the area where the home button resides as like the "chin" on an iMac. It's not the greatest thing aesthetically, but it's a useful area to stash a bunch of the inner workings.
     
  22. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    For both practically and aesthetic purposes, the home button as it is now is perfect.
     
  23. Van Wildonher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What's wrong with tapping the screen and the home button shows up?

    Edit: I see how this might not work so well for other apps that have lots of buttons around where the home button would be though.
     
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  25. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Because there are a million things you might need to tap the screen for in any given app, and you don't want the home button taking up real estate any time you have to tap...

    It's just a terrible idea in general. The iPhone needs a home "button."
     

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