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  • 75. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Todd308911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Heh you mislabeled that, it's not the feedback link it's the "Go vent here where no will notice or care" link.

  • 76. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)

    Sigh... If only they listened... Oh, one more thing... (Man, I do miss those...) Since the introduction of iOS 5, you can have the LED flash to, well, flash when you receive a new call or text. Why not set it to keep blinking faintly or pulse somehow until you check your missed calls or texts? (Already submitted a million times at least, but one more time can't hurt)

  • 77. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    There are a number of issues in recent years that people complained vociferously about, including through the feedback link, that Apple subsequently changed. I'd guess that the recent return of the 3G switch on the iPhone 4S was due, in part to feedback. Just because they don't answer every post (or make every change requested) doesn't mean that they don't consider the feedback.

  • 78. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    helenjane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I, too, am EXTREMELY frustrated by the lack of this feature. I used Mobile Log on my jailbroken iPhone, but recently updated to iOS 5.1 and now even that doesn't work and I cannot find a replacement. I'm on the road often in areas without cell coverage and it was a lifesaver for my business that when I re-entered cell range I'd get a sound alert that I had a missed call, new text or voicemail. I don't even want a blink, I want sound! It does seem to be a vital missing feature, so vital I might have to switch phones.

  • 79. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    akumar86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I recently upgraded from my BB Bold to an iPhone 4s and was aghast to see this important feature missing. And no amount of Googling turned up any satisfactory solution from any source let alone Apple.

     

    The only way I can explain the lack of this simple capability (i.e. lack of visual or audio notification of missed calls/msgs/sms) is perhaps  ...

     

    A) Apple is suffering from 'not invented here' syndrom. (Since everyone and their uncle has this  feature, it can not be cool.)

    or

    B) Someone has a patent on it and Apple does not want to pay a few pennies per iPhone from it's $100B+ stash to make it's own customers happy.

     

    Up until now I thought Mr. Jobs could do no wrong. How wrong I was!

  • 80. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    Aghast?!?

     

     

    Up until now I thought Mr. Jobs could do no wrong. How wrong I was!

     

    If the purchase was very recent, you can probably still return the iPhone for something that better meets your needs and that you have more thoroughly researched before purchasing.

     

    Best of luck.

  • 81. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)

    Meg St._Clair wrote:

     

    If the purchase was very recent, you can probably still return the iPhone for something that better meets your needs and that you have more thoroughly researched before purchasing.

     

    Best of luck.

     

    That's a funny way to put it: it's a feature a lot of people seem to ask for, and all you've got tot tell them is, "there are plenty of other phones out there. Go find one that's got this darn LED you ask for, and leave us alone".

     

    I'm very happy with my iPhone 4, except when I miss calls and text messages because I don't always have my eyes glued to the screen and my ears stuck to its sleek body. I don't want another phone. I want this one, with a blinking reminder of the calls and text messages I've missed.

     

    Period.

  • 82. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)

    I don't want another phone. I want this one, with a blinking reminder of the calls and text messages I've missed.

     

    Period.

    If you don't want another phone, there is no use whining in this forum. We are just other users who do not like to hear your whining. Your concerns should not be directed at us but rather at Apple: http://apple.com/feedback/

  • 83. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)

    stevejobsfan0123 wrote:

     

    I don't want another phone. I want this one, with a blinking reminder of the calls and text messages I've missed.

     

    Period.

    If you don't want another phone, there is no use whining in this forum. We are just other users who do not like to hear your whining. Your concerns should not be directed at us but rather at Apple: http://apple.com/feedback/

    OK, first off, this being a free country (yours and mine), I "whine" if I want to, and if you don't like the sound of it, you can always skip channels.

     

    This said, and though the link you provide isn't without merit, I've already visited it, and the options it offers aren't exactly what you would expect from a company atuned to its customers' needs. Basically, you can "propose" things and features, or complain about this or that, but there's no follow-up to speak of, save from your regular, run-of-the-mill "Thanks for your input" message.

     

    I'm always surprised at how people can defend what isn't readily defensible, in the sense that if one person asks for a specific feature in a device, then the manufacturer can write it off to that person being eternally dissatisfied, and be done with it.

     

    Now, if several thousand iPhone users (on this forum, and others all over the Web) ask for the same feature, it isn't just mimicry. It's a legitimate request, and one that could easily be satisfied, if Apple put their minds to it. Alas, with Apple, it's all about "new this" and "new that". You want new features, even ones other manufacturers have been offering (in the true sense of the word) for years, you'll either have to wait (and disburse) for the next generation of iDevice, that may, or may not, offer the requested features, or just bugger off. The French call it "living in an ivory tower", and I agree with an earlier poster remarking that Apple is sitting on a 100+-billion-dollar heap of money: in Cupertino, generosity does seem quite overrated, these days.

  • 84. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    FrenchToast wrote:

     

    OK, first off, this being a free country (yours and mine), I "whine" if I want to, and if you don't like the sound of it, you can always skip channels.

     

    It may be a free country but the forum is Apple's. Freedom of speech does not apply. Ranting is a violation of the Terms of Use and cause for a post to be removed. Whining generally wins you opprobrium.

  • 85. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    pamefs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Both myself and my husband are returning our IPhones, (after been sold on all the hype).  My husband is a forensic scientist and does not have time to constantly rip off his gloves to check to see if he has any missed calls every few minutes or so.  I am a dogwalker.  I, too, do not have the time or the extra hand to pull out my phone and go to the call logs to see if I have missed a call.  If one or more of my dogs gets loose while I'm doing this, then I'm toast and my dog is roadkill.

     

    Sorry, Apple, I don't know what you were thinking about when you decided that this I phone was everything anyone could need.  Most of us are too busy to have to go through the extra steps to find out if we've missed a call.

     

    Apple, you lose.  If all Apple is concerned about is all the money generated from all the IPhone hype, well, then shame on you.  If however, Apple wants to listen to real people with real needs and problems regarding missed call notifications, then we can talk.

     

    As for now, we're going back to our old phones.

  • 86. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    Good bye, I am also real but I somehow don't have your problem.

  • 87. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    pamefs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fine, but the next time a scientist screws up his testing to see who killed your family memeber because he had to interrupt his work in order to check his Iphone for missed calls, maybe you will care then.

  • 88. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    Yeah right, what happens if he kills yours instead, you chances is as good as mine.

  • 89. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    pamefs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Regardless, having a phone like IPhone that has no missed call notification jeopardizes our work and the work of others that have weighed in on this site, like the airplane pilot that doesn't have time to constantly check his IPhone for missed calls.  That's why we're ditching our IPhones.  Once we do this, our problems are solved.  Evidently, you don't need to know  right away if you've missed any calls.

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