What is the speaker grill thing on the white iphone 4? did i miss somtheing???

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  1. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    What is it? did i miss something... is it on the black one two but you just can't see it????
     
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  3. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I'm wondering the same thing. Proximity and light sensors maybe?
     
  4. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    Good question... the image on apple's website has that on the white one as well.
     
  5. tac22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought its a pretty good damn question... :confused: i just don't know what it is
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

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    This.
     
  7. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe its a front led light for the camera......But most likely sensors that the black color hides and the white color doesnt.
     
  8. cheso macrumors newbie

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    it's weird cause if you look at the black one there's really nothing so the only possible way is that it actually isn't a grille (meaning there are no physical "holes") it's just, as mentioned before, sensors, that are rather black
     
  9. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like they had to move the sensors because of where the camera is. On the black one, they are hidden by the tint of the glass just like the sensors on the previous phones. The couldn't do that with the white one, so it appears they had to make a grill in the glass for it.
     
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    Is it the noise cancelling second mic?

    Just a guess
     
  11. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It's on top by the headphone jack.
     
  12. AMcBroom81 macrumors regular

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    Its a book light so we can all read books from the iBook store in the dark :rolleyes: :D
     
  13. skball123 macrumors regular

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    Yeah. I would have to agree with other people. I assume it is sensors that are hidden because the black one is black and not in the "light" so to speak.
     
  14. saving107 macrumors 603

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    here is a zoomed up photo of the black model.

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  15. robothero macrumors 6502

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    It's just a rendering though.


    But yeah, probably a light sensor.
     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Uhm...it doesn't really appear in that photo. Do they have that view for the white one?

    EDIT: I don't have a high-rez one, but at least it's blown up here:

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    I'm agreeing with everyone who said "sensors."
     
  17. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    It's gotta be light and proximity sensor. The white paint must not be see through or something. Kinda goofy lookin I guess.
    I hope the iPhone 4 uses a better light sensor. I can be in pitch blackness, unlock my iPhone and get my eyes blown out. Doesn't dim, just brighten. (And I do have auto brightness on)
     
  18. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    So is that vent there so the sort of redish tint of the sensor doesnt make the white look albino?
     
  19. saving107 macrumors 603

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    good find elephunkman, I'm not sure if my eyes are deceiving me or I can actually see the grills in the black iPhone, but it blends in with the phone.

    (obviously black and white are going to contrast, but black on black will be camoflashed).
     
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  22. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    If you look really closely at the black one, you could see the outline of the grille above the earpiece. Could also be my eyes deceiving me though.
     
  23. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I was SURE that there was nothing on the black one but I zoomed in on the black one pictured above and if you reallllllly look I think you can see the outline.
     
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