Why has Apple not adopted LED notifications on iPhone?

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  1. ivantwilliams

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    As we know, the likes of BlackBerry and Samsung have LED notifications.

    I'm curious why Apple haven't never adopted this feature. I know you all here don't have an exact answer. But, any ideas why Apple have never adopted this, or will they in the future, do you think?
     
  2. ivantwilliams

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    Someone just pointed out that since the release of the Apple Watch, there isn't much point to an LED notification.

    Point taken...
     
  3. chris

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    At $350 and up, that's a pretty expensive LED notification.
     
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    LMAO good point, Chris...
     
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    What if we aren't interested in the watch?
     
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    You're preaching to the choir here. I'm certainly not interested in it (unless I won it, or something).
    But, in a conversation with a few people, I was told, "Forget the LED, there is an Apple Watch for that..."

    I'm speechless...
     
  7. Europa

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    I think I would walk away from that conversation. I'm even less interested in talking to people with that attitude than I am in the watch.
     
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    LMAO @Europa I certainly did...
     
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    with the ubiquitous nature of notifications these days, I'm not really sure how useful it would be. I am always getting notifications of one sort or another, so every time I look at my phone it would have an active LED. Kind of defeats the purpose at that point.
     
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    Yeah, it seems like a waste being on the back since most people set the phone down face up. I would think there would be room for an LED near the front camera.

    Is the LED notification (flash on the back of the phone) working for you on 8.4? I tried it on both of my phones last night and couldn't get it to work. I tested it a couple years ago when they introduced it and it worked fine, but it doesn't work for me now.
     
  11. ivantwilliams

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    acosmichippo, you raised brilliant points in 'both' your posts. And, I will admit, I actually have notifications off, for all social media stuff. I only really keep email notifications on, and specific notifications from the missus.

    To add to my desire of an LED, it was\is more about having a specific colour LED notification, for when I receive messages from her. To be honest, all other notifications can simply wait :)
     
  12. Terry M.

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    What we need is a phone with rounded edges that have notification LED's on those edges........ Wait....... That's already been done and poorly so.
     

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