He did say personally…
His other ideas are bad, sure, but he appended an opinion word.
I believe there is software that does this on the iPhone, available to those who are jailbroken
bdkennedy1 wrote: »
Right, why do we need a device to suck more battery life processing something this dumb when you can just shut vibration off?
Or you could just log on to icloud.com or use Find My iPhone from another iOS device, and have your missing phone sound an audible chime until you find it, which works whether it is on silent or not.
dysamoria wrote: »
Would someone please engineer quieter garbage trucks, motor cycles, busses, cars, air conditioners, power tools, lawn care tools, doors, windows and building construction, etc., first? And please make them out to be hip and cool, so all my idiot fellow USA citizens stop making so much damned noise 24 hours a day.
And work on making computers, printers, copiers and other office stuff quieter.
And THEN work on making cell phone vibration noise suppressor technology.
I HATE noise. But the cell phone vibrate mode is not even on my list of hate. At the moment: the obnoxious whining buzzing of a chainsaw behind my house is number one on my list.
A society that values quiet will value a quieter cell phone vibration. Currently, it seems like USAmericans are in love with noise.
I wonder if Apple has considered other options, like a Thermal notification....There are heating pads, right? And the iPhone has a battery and can generate heat. If your phone in your pocket heated up to about 120 degrees, I think you would notice you had a call, right?
I think the iPhone would quickly become a "cheese dog", being known as "The Weiner Melt"!
dasanman69 wrote: »
Go live on a mountain side cabin like Ted Kaczynski but then you'll complain about the animal noises.
jeffdm wrote: »
Probably not as bad. I remember a documentary that showed how tribal people didn't suffer hearing loss the way more civilized people did, there's very little in the wild that's as damaging to hearing as urban activity.
gqb wrote: »
Whenever I lose my phone in the house, and I've set it to 'stin', the only way I find it is by calling it and listening for the buzz.
dasanman69 wrote: »
Thanks for the info but I was being facetious.
chris_ca wrote: »
Just use FindMyiPhone and play a sound.
solipsismx wrote: »
If I remember correctly the vibrations of the hair cells slowly wear and if they are used more often they wear faster. That isn't to say that one will lose their hearing from repetitive common noises — I think you need NIHL (noise-induced hearing loss for that — but it could explain how some are more sensitive to unknown sound frequencies.
I seem to recall Australian aborigines being able to hear a jet much sooner others because of their acute hearing but I wonder if the frequencies was so unique that their brain picked up on the odd sound much more readily than those that were familiar with it. I'd like to see experiments that would take someone from an "urban" environment and see if they can pick up on unknown frequencies that would be common in a more rural setting. For example, the sound of a cricket or cicada.
That's a horrible drawing of a desk, even by patent standards.