Proximity sensor on white iPhone different than black iPhone?

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

  1. thatsmyaibo macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    I was just looking at the gallery on 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


    Feb 11, 2008
    The phone is white, think about it.
  3. yankintx macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2010
    I noticed that as well, and have no clue!
  4. thatsmyaibo thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
  5. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a


    May 21, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    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

    Apr 17, 2007
    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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