Resolved Tiny holes next to 13" MBA camera.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Xeperu, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Xeperu, Feb 13, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011

    Xeperu macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2010

    So I was having a brain fart about the microphone on the current gen MBA 13.

    I thought the microphone was in the screen, next to the camera. (see picture 1).
    Yes, they are there, look closely

    But then again, the microphone is next to the stereo jack. (see picture 2)


    So, what are these tiny holes in the screen bezel?

    please do explain, ye experts of the internets@
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Oops, didn't read. I think it's probably the ambient light sensor. Try putting your thumb over it and see if your screen dims.
  3. danbalsh macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
  4. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    Can the Air automatically adjust display brightness based on ambient light? If so, it could be a light sensor.
  5. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    It's an LED that lights up when the camera is active.
  6. gimmi80 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2010

    the MBA 2010 does not have an ambient light sensor.
    If you need a proof go on system preferences and click on display.
    You will see that the check box adjust brightness automatically is missing.
  7. Xeperu thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2010

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