Three red/purple dots by speaker?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amart26, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. amart26 macrumors member

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    Hey I purchased an black 3g about a month ago and I'm loving it so far but today I just noticed 3 red/purple dots to the left of the top speaker(where the sound comes out during calls) and I was wondering if that was normal. My iPhone has not been exposed to water. The dots look like . :

    Any help?
     
  2. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    Are you on about the ambient light sensors in the top-left of the phone?
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    If it's under the glass those are light sensors and proximity sensors.
     
  4. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    One senses the ambient light to adjust screen brightness and the other shuts off the screen automatically when you are on a call so no buttons get pushed accidently. All normal. :)
     
  5. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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  7. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    There are two proximity sensors, as apposed to the original iPhone only having one.

    It's apparently for better accuracy?

    LINK
     
  8. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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  9. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    They're brain probes that go directly to Steve Job's testicles (wirelessly of course) so he can better assess the needs of the consumer...at least thats what he tells himself- that sick pervert!! :eek:
     
  10. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816

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    :p That gave me a lol moment.

    In all seriousness, that does explain why there are two so close together and one farther out. :eek:
     
  11. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    They are sensors. I only notice mine in direst sunlight.
     
  12. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, yeah, I think we established that back in post #2.
     
  13. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    Uhh, wait.. are they sensors? :confused:

    Hahahaha :p, joking!
     
  14. dilbaggins macrumors member

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    Lol I saw them in direct sunlight just now and I got scared that my water sensors got tripped up :p. There kind of a nuisance in my opinion...
     
  15. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    more of a nuisance than randomly pressing buttons when on the phone?

    scenario:
    *ring ring*
    answer phone
    put phone to head
    caller gets muted, placed on hold, and then hung up on

    now thats a feature i really want
     
  16. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    now they just have the built in dropped call feature that random hits you when you have full bars. it's a wonderful replacement for your face accidently hitting a button on the screen.
     
  17. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    i've never had that feature :(
    i'm just booking my genius bar appointment to get a working replacement! :)
     
  18. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Ahhh you're from the UK, that's why. It's a special feature that only AT&T adds to the iPhone's.
     
  19. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    booking flights now!
     

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