Question about white iPhone 4 and current screen protectors

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mattdo93, May 2, 2011.

  1. mattdo93 macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2010
    Hey guys, I was wondering if the current screen protectors for the black iPhone 4 will work on the new white one? As you may know, there's a noticeable, new proximity sensor on the white iPhone 4 that isn't on the black, so are today's screen protectors compatible with it? Or do they need a new cutout for the proximity sensor now? :confused:
  2. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    They have the same style proximity sensor (the pill shape). It's just not noticeable on the black because the sensor is also black. It's more noticeable in direct sunlight.
  3. alukado macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I agree. They didn't change the style of proximity sensor just for saving money ?
  4. arliu macrumors regular

    May 1, 2011
    If you have a screen protector on the white iphone 4, the sensor wont work. When youre on a call the screen light will stay on.
  5. lgreenberg macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2010
    Chester Springs, PA
    Absolutely not true.
  6. Smtevo macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    Wrong, mine works perfect.
  7. mattdo93 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2010
  8. applefanatic32 macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    If this was true...

    Don't you think it would be a little more of a big deal among iPhone 4 users? As mentioned above, the screen protectors made for the Black iPhone 4 are completely compatible with the white iPhone 4!

    Looks like someone was attempting to make a quick buck by promoting "White iPhone 4 screen protectors"! Congrats on your new White device :)
  9. mattdo93 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2010
    LOL! I don't have the white iPhone 4... yet. I want to trade with my friend whose contract ends May 10 and I was just wondering ;)
  10. Bfriedli macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2011
    There are issues with the screen protectors and the white iPhone. My white iPhone works fine with the screen protector. My wife's on the other hand had sensor issues. Unless screen protector was removed. Verizon went through 4 screen protectors and finally the 5th worked. Until I got home and remixes it wasnt on straight tried to adjust it and it stopped working again. Don't know if its the screen protectors or a major design flaw in the white iPhone. Going back tomorrow for the to go through another 2 packs of screen protectors to get it on straight and working. If there are special white iPhone screen protectors verizon doesn't have them.
  11. ChubZ macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    my sgp rear protector was causing my flash to blowout pictures.
  12. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL

    Actually it is true (maybe not all the time). And even the lady at AT&T said so the other day but I forgot all about it until mine wasn't working and I was searching the issue and came across this.

    In any event, why is this? It really sucks that my sensor isn't working just because I have a screen protector. I have the id America Dryice case with the included screen protector and it makes the phone look flawless. But I'm highly irritated with this issue. Are we going to get it a fix or is it a "don't use a screen protector then" type thing? Thanks.

  13. treeoflife macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Could anyone clarify this issue? I'm buying my dad a white iphone next week and I would like to get him a screen film as well. Thanks.
  14. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    White iPhone 4.
    Zagg InvisibleShield on both front and back.
    No issues with either the proximity sensor or the flash. Sensor is covered by the shield, flash and camera lens are not via cutout.

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