What is this on the White iPhone 4

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  1. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    So on the white iPhone 4, there is, what appears to be, a speaker grille above the actual ear piece. Does anyone know what it is, and/or what it does?

    It doesn't seem like the black one has it.
     

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  2. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    most likely a light sensor, doesnt show up on the other because the black can hide it
     
  3. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I think that was a photoshop to add a notification icon/thing in. Or it could be a sensor.
     
  4. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Photoshop?
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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  6. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    This has been on like 10 threads. Its the place where the sensors are for ambient light (maybe now they'll actually do something like on my MBP :rolleyes:).
     
  7. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Light sensors been working fine for me for last few years?
     
  8. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    On my touch and my iPhone, it barely adjusts the screen brightness and only when its like extremely bright or dark. My MBP adjusts the screen and keyboard brightness constantly and I love it :)
     
  9. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    How many threads have been started on this topic over the last 2 days? :confused:
    It must be close to being some kind of record.
     
  10. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like the black doesn't have it at all, but it would hide it better.


    And ya, my 3Gs has ambient sensors that work fine.
     
  11. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    How hard is it to understand? Because the proximity senors are black they can hide behind a little window of the glass on the Black iPhone and not be noticed. And since the sensors are black they still need to be exposed to the outside world on the White iPhone. Now how do we do that without exposing the round sensors? Put a speaker grill in front of them to read through and still keep the white front from looking like it has 3 Cameras.

    SOLVED. Maybe someone can post it as a sticky.
     
  12. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    So they constantly adjust to changing amounts of light? I've had four iDevices and none of them did this very well.
     
  13. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I think the brightness is only adjusted once, when the phone is unlocked. It can't act the same way the Mac's sensor does because users put their hands over the sensor much more and the screen would constantly be flickering between settings.
     
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  16. saving107 macrumors 603

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    this will join the "how come one speaker doesn't work" topics and become one of the most asked (and obvious) question.

    this will be the 4th iPhone being released and people still ask (what are these 3 dots above my ear piece, did I set off my water sensor?)
     
  17. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    those are the official images from Apple, not the ones that were floating around before the release.

    So that sensor or whatever it is will be there on the final version
     
  18. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Way too many.
     
  19. Macmangulpgulp macrumors newbie

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    I think I remember seeing it lit up green on a Face Time screenshot. I think it's the camera-on indicator - maybe also doubles as the ambient light sensor.
     
  20. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Really? Link? I'm curious...
     
  21. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    The black one has it, it's just really hard to see.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    The black one does not appear to have it in any screenshots. Which makes me wonder, if I get the white one, it would theoretically make it more susceptible to dirt and debris.
     
  23. zMudvayne macrumors member

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    No. No it would not. Think a second....oh, oh did you get it? Its covered by a layer of glass, duh.
     
  24. DJ88 macrumors regular

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    You had to bump a 10 day old topic thats been discussed about at least a trillion times just to diss the guy.

    Really?
     

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