Anyone else see a camera on their 3G?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dyfine, May 2, 2010.

  1. dyfine macrumors member

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    I was just cleaning my screen for the first time and as I was wiping it off, noticed there's a little dot in the center of the top bezel (directly opposite the home button) that looks like a watermark - similar to the iSight camera on my MBP. I tried to take a picture to post but it's impossible to get it to show up in a photo.

    I know tear downs have shown a place for a camera inside the iPad but does everyone else see this on the outside? Want to make sure I don't actually have a blemish on my bezel.
     
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  3. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure that's the light sensor, not a camera
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I think it's the sensor for the auto-brightness feature.
     
  5. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the iPad yet, but are you sure it isn't the same as the little dots on the iPhone? (proximity sensor, light sensor etc)
     
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    It is a light sensor for the auto brightness feature, not a camera.
     
  7. dyfine thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes!

    You're right - I did a "cover it up and see if the screen changes" test and you're right....light sensor. Thanks for the quick responses!
     
  8. Payton3485 macrumors member

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    i thought the same thing as I cleaned my iPad today. Lol. Good to know!!!
     
  9. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    so many people have made that mistake with their ipod touch
     
  10. M87 macrumors 65816

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    It's the Doesn't-Actually-Do-Anything-At-All Sensor.
     
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    ha, I think if there was a camera they would have including it in the specs :p
     
  13. duky macrumors 6502

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    I think you may be a bit confused about how it works maybe? I don't think it works as the ambient light sensor on the notebooks because it doesn't seem to auto-adjust all the time, just when the device (iPhone/iPad) returns from sleep.
     
  14. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I didn't realize that. I'm use to my MBP which changes quite drastically as I use it.
     
  15. Bigrahizzle macrumors regular

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    I thought the same thing when I got my 3G on Friday lmao
     
  16. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    No camera, no flash ...
     

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