The Apple logo on the iPhone 6 could be a notification light
posted by Michael H. / Jul 21, 2014, 1:03 PM
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.
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That's not a gimmick.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 1:07 PM 4
Of course not is made by your IGod
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 1:09 PM 12
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 1:42 PM 12
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 4:02 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 3:47 PM 1
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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
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 5:52 PM 0
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If Android did it I wonder how many would have reacted the same way?, just curious.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 2:57 PM 4
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 3:49 PM 2
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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 .
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 1:13 PM 9
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