2 circles at the top of the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DJ88, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. DJ88 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Downtown Miami
    I was using my iPhone today under the bright sun and noticed something I hadn't noticed before. At the top of the glass on the front of the phone above the little speaker there is a very faint little circle and a long oval next to it. I got a little woried cause I thought they could be defects in the glass or something but the circle and the oval are to perfect and alligned to be mistakes. I also thought it could be the sensor that lets the iphone know its close to your face for the screen to turn off.

    Does anyone else have the same two circles? You have to hold the phone under a bright light and check on this area of the phone:


    I hope everyone else has it too and it's not something messed up with mine. :(
  2. McGarvels macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    It's funny you posted this, I saw the exact same thing today when walking to my car during my lunch break. I'm quite sure they are two sensors...which sensors they are...I have no idea. But yeah, they are only visible under a very bright light.
  3. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    relax, those are the proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. cover it while calling someone, it'll turn the screen off.
  4. DJ88 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Downtown Miami
    *sigh of relief* I thought so. I got a little worried cause I had always thought the whole area around the screen was just pure black and then I see these things and I'm like wait, those weren't there before haha.
  5. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    I rather love that feature. Very cool. Its just another example of neatness.
  6. The Prise macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
    funny funny funny... I noticed it for the first time today and had all the same thoughts reactions and them realizations.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

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