Whatis the little "grill" on the white iphone4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blorzoga, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    Does anyone know what that little grill on the face of the white ip4 is? Its right above the earpiece. I have a b.ack one and can't see one there.
     
  2. KGWVU macrumors regular

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    Proximity sensor. It's on the black one, just have to look very closely under the right light.
     
  3. SCOfoshO macrumors member

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  4. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Why its a George Foreman...


    oh wait nvm.... Its the proximity sensor
     
  5. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the proximity and ambient light sensor. I don't have an iPhone 4 to look at in person right now, but it's probably there and just hard to see because of the color.

    edit: I can't believe it took me 3 minutes to write that.
     
  6. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks everyone. I thought there might be one on my black one but I was too lazy to get up and get a flashlight.
     
  7. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    LOL :D
     
  8. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    Think this will have the same issues as the black one with prox sensor issues?
     
  9. celticpride678

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    Hopefully it's just a software issue, but if not, pretty sure Apple would have solved it by now.
     
  10. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully your right. I'm on my second iPhone 4 that has the issue. It's the one huge turn off for me.
     
  11. army91c macrumors 6502a

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  12. JackSpearo macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  13. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Search for "grill" and see how many threads pop up.... only 2 threads are actually about the proximity sensor the others are just random.....
     
  14. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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  15. Dj BW macrumors regular

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    Why does everyone get so heated when users dont search before posting? How does this effect you? Calm down and relax
     
  16. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Because while it doesn't affect one person, it affects the entire board. When the search button isn't used, it adds more unnecessary threads and thins out the productive ones. It's also in the rules and FAQ. ;)
     
  17. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    I knew this should have been a Sticky, jesus this question has been asked to death.
     
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    I think this will be the new "ONLY ONE SPEAKER WORKS OMG" :p
     
  20. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Excuuuuuuuuse me for using your precious board. Sorry I was sooooooo stupid not to use the search box. I promise I'll never let it happen again AH
     
  21. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I love when people are too lazy to do something themselves, but not lazy enough to log in, write a post, post it, then wait for the responses.

    Time to find a flashlight or lighter in your house - less than a minute

    waiting for answers -10 minutes. Good thing you saved yourself the time.
     
  22. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    The black iPhone doesn't need the grill because the sensors are black and blend into the black face of the phone. The grill is used on the White iPhone because it looks a lot better than having a bunch of black dots on the front. And I don't have any proximity sensor issues with my black iPhone 4.
     
  23. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Right, because god forbid we clutter the forum with threads like these, as opposed to the 9001 "I'm mad at Apple over the antenna issue" threads. Those were REAL productive, right? :rolleyes:

    Here's something else to ponder: In the time it takes to write "Mroogle it and you'll find a response," you could have actually answered the person's question. Instead, you've polluted the search results. Before long, "mroogling" any iPhone issue will just pull up a bunch of search results that tell you to "mroogle" it, as opposed to an actual, useful answer.
     

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