Would You Miss Bars If They Were Taken Away?

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  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    If there were no bars on the display and you just had a G or E to display instead wouldn't it save a lot of bother?
     
  2. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    Yes, I would mind if they went away.




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  3. bobab8ey macrumors member

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    Yes I would miss them...where else would I go drink on a Friday/Saturday night?
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    I think they should do away with the bars altogether and take the XBOX 360 approach.

    Green Rings = You're good
    Red Ring 'O' Death = You're screwed

    Should take a lot of the guessing work out of your reception?
     
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    Couldn't live without 'em. Hell, I'm in the bar right now. :D
     
  7. seand1111 macrumors regular

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    I would only "miss" them when my call dropped or my reception is sketchy and I wanted to see how my signal strength is....which is pretty rare since i live in a strong ATT 3G market.
     
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    where else would engineers lose prototypes? In elevators?
     
  9. southernpaws macrumors 6502

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    Pretty good point. They're only there to tell you what you already know (you have no signal! *THAT'S* why you can't make a call!)

    I suppose people like them because when they drop a call they can accuse it for being the other person's fault (Must have been your phone...*I* have five bars!)
     
  10. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't.

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    I never knew there were cell phone bars. I saw an igloo bar once.
     
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    Yes, because I've gotten used to them since they were introduced... That is how long my dad has had a cellphone!
     
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    Given that the bars are meant to indicate call quality, then it might be reasonable to replace them with an indicator which is shown only when poor quality is likely. Would this make the world a better place? I don't know :D
     
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    Tomorrows headline;

    APPLE Removes signal bars, Antennagate fixed. Mobile industry in uproar.
     
  17. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Apple has missed a golden opportunity to explain what the bars are there for.*

    The purpose of a signal strength indicator, is for point of reference only. *It's there to give you a rough idea of signal strength. That's why it's an analog display. That's why there are no numbers to give you an accurate, specific readout. It's only a gauge, and should be viewed as such.*

    If Apple would have educated it's customers instead of insulting them... "you're holding it wrong" there never would have been an "Antennagate".*
     
  18. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    OR...

    APPLE Removes signal bars, Antennagate fixed, stock price skyrockets!
     
  19. ianray macrumors 6502

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    Good points. But I believe that whatever Apple (or any other manufacturer) says, people will still attach too much significance to the indicator (in terms of comparing to others phones) yet ignore the indicator otherwise.

    Does anyone pay attention to the indicator immediately prior to making a phonecall? (Disclaimer: I live in a strong signal area.)
     
  20. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Give me my old bars back, they looked cooler, I hate the look of the new bars.

    I could care less if they took them away or not, as long as my phone works.
     
  21. Hovey macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't miss them. As long as I just know if I have service or not.
     
  22. maflynn Moderator

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    I would as I do base signal strength on them.
     
  23. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't mind a green/yellow/red indicator for "good call quality", "might get some noise" and "no service".

    Much better than those bars which are subjective and ultimately mean very little to the average consumer.
     
  24. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd miss bars big time. What would life be like without a good pub to go to, a dive to listen to some punk band blasting the speakers, a pizza joint with a live band playing, or a piano bar?

    Oh... those types of bars. I'd say just replace it with a number for dBm loss and be done with it.
     

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