The Apple logo on the iPhone 6 could be a notification light

The Apple logo on the iPhone 6 could be a notification light
We've seen plenty of leaks that have given us the general idea of what to expect in terms of the external design of the iPhone 6, but there is still potential for a few surprises. One of those surprises could come from the Apple logo that is on the back of the device. A new leak is firing up rumors that the Apple logo could even be a notification light.

Or, at the very least, it seems like the Apple logo will light up. We're not confident enough in the leaks to jump all the way to it being a notification light. The rumor began because of images that show the rear of the iPhone 6 case housing. The images come from USwitch, but have reportedly been verified by Apple mega-leaker Sonny Dickson. It shows that the rear of the iPhone has a new plastic Apple logo that is thin enough to allow light through. This makes sense because the Apple logo on Macbooks for a while now, so it wouldn't be a surprise for Apple to add a little more flare to iOS devices. 

The rumors are also going above and beyond to speculate that the logo could also double as a notification light, and either flash different colors for different types of notifications (just like some Android devices have done for over 4 years), or show actual bits of information or symbols for the notifications. Frankly, until we see more leaks on that, we don't believe that it will go that far. It is certainly possible, but there is no evidence to support anything more than saying the iPhone 6 logo will likely glow a bit and look cool. 


source: USwitch

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69 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not a gimmick.

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Of course not is made by your IGod

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

That is actually an awesome and useful feature. Quite hating.

7. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Since when the notification light become useful feature for the ifans?

12. wilsong17 unregistered

Lol it will be the same with 5 inch iPhone they will call it revolutionary

40. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

why bother asking? u will not buy this phone btw..

53. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Wow aside from .7 inch increase in screen size now this apple logo notification . Truly revolutionary . Not to mention the great optimization of battery to hug a wall.

55. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Led notification at the back . Brilliant idea to have your phone facing down to see if there's any pending text/email or whatever .

17. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Is it really as useful when it's on the back of the phone...how often do you look at the back? So you'd need to leave it face down all the time to even utilize it and then flip your phone over when you're actually getting a call so you can see who it is, or to read a text/email.

21. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's called icandy!

36. kzat82

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Of course it's an awesome and useful features. How do you know? I'll tell you: "just like some Android devices have done for over 4 years" It's good enough to steal!

37. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

If it only lights up, then that is pointless and the only purpose it serves is so you can walk around with an Apple billboard. If it serves as a notification light, I guess it would be helpful. But won't do much good since the phone is usually sitting on its back side anway. Also the owner should be able to turn it off. As long as the user has control over it, I say go for it. Even better, make it bright and it could serve as a flashlight.

66. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

*Quit

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Usually people don't keep their phone screen down while it is on the table so why put notification led on the back? Also what about cases, not all cases has hole on the back?

31. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If true then maybe it'll also be lit while the display is on as well like on their MacBooks, though a small white LED on the front face would've made more sense and it can be just as stylish like the front LED on mentioned laptops. They could've also went with a light ring around the home button or go the Xperia route and light up a thin strip along the bottom of the device. That would looks pretty cool and be functional.

38. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True! That could be a solution but if not then it is fail.

42. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

"Also what about cases, not all cases has hole on the back?" it's simple, case makers will not make cases w/o hole in the back, every generation of iP's has it's own cases.

43. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Also true but not for external battery cases.

47. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

you got a point bout that. :D but I never used external battery cases, so I didn't know it will be a problem. heh. :p

49. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Don't be surprised if Apple starts selling cases too!

52. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I won't be surprised. :)

44. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

this is a cool feature. whatever they say, it's a cool feature, but this will decrease battery's life, so, it all boils down how will apple manage this new feature... I love glowing brand logos, this is a off topic but i actually bought an NZXT kraken x60 and sapphire r9 270x toxic for the glowing lights. HAHA! and yet again, apple seems to be, the first to add this feature, (first for most popular brands) hope sony wp lg samsung will add this feature/gimmick, yes this feature is non sense, but i love beautiful devices with glowing logo.. it adds a wow factor... :D

54. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I don't think Ted uses iOS?

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Notification light should not be rear facing. Not to mention that it will be covered by some cases out there, because I know that some of those over protective cases won't have holes in them

26. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If Android did it I wonder how many would have reacted the same way?, just curious.

33. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I would have. Heck I don't even like the workaround for Samsung phones that don't have a notification LED. The lit up logo on the rear can look pretty nice but it'll get old pretty quick IMO. I felt the same about the Apple logo on my MacBook Pro.

56. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Everyone would. Having a notification light on the back is just plain stupid. Also..Android is an OS and doesn't make phones

4. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's made for better reception. We all know that the aluminium tin-can is the worst material for smartphones, so any trick to avoid even a little some of the disadvantages, is welcome .

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Hah, good one, hopefully you were joking.

50. steedsofwar unregistered

Nope. It's a fact.

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