RUMOR: iPhone 5 Will Have a Blinking LED Indicator

Posted on July 1, 2011 by

Sebastien at iPhone Download Blog says to take this information from an anonymous tipster with a grain of salt, but I thought it was worth mentioning. We’ve heard rumors that the next iPhone will sport a dual LED camera flash, but according to this tipster, one will be an LED indicator for notifications.

Our tipster – let’s call him Mr T – referred to an article we wrote last week, in which DigiTimes claimed the next iPhone will sport a dual-LED camera flash. According to Mr T, the next iPhone will indeed sport 2 LEDs, except that one will be a LED camera flash, and the other one will be an LED indicator…

An LED indicator? Yes, just like the good old BlackBerrys have right above the screen.

I have to say that’s one of the features I miss about my BlackBerry. Having a flashing LED to tell you you have a missed call, or an unread text message was good to have, especially when I was stuck in those long meetings where no ringtones or vibrations would be allowed.

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