Proximity sensor on white iPhone different than black iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thatsmyaibo, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. thatsmyaibo macrumors regular

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    I was just looking at the gallery on Apple.com and I noticed the area where the proximity sensor is on the white iPhone looks different and is more noticeable. What is the reasoning behind this?
     
  2. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    The phone is white, think about it.
     
  3. yankintx macrumors 6502

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    I noticed that as well, and have no clue!
     
  4. thatsmyaibo thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    I think I read somewhere that they're physical holes in the glass...can't be sure but it would make sense.
     
  6. extenet macrumors member

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    Same proximity sensor, you just can't see black on black too well in a normal picture, let alone on a digital image created from scratch. Go into your local apple store, put some light on the top, you'll see the proximity sensor.
    And yes, it'll be the same sensor from the black iPhone. The only different pieces will be the front plate, back plate, and home button.
     
  7. thatsmyaibo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a black one and notice the sensor in the sun under the transparent glass. Maybe they had to put those holes in since a white transparent glass would reflect too much light.
     

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