white iPhone 4 small holes on top

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  1. axchange macrumors newbie

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    I noticed that the white iphone have a lot of small holes on top of the speaker/receiver beside the front camera?? How come the black one doesn't have the holes. What's the reason?? It's just the color right? but how come the the white one have it? It's very noticeable to me 'cause I'm really digging the white one.

    black & white
    http://images.apple.com/iphone/gallery/images/gallery03-20100607.jpg
    black close up ( it doesn't have the holes )
    http://images.apple.com/iphone/gallery/images/gallery06-20100607.jpg
    black close up from gizmodo
    http://cache-02.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/04/iphone9.jpg
    Video from cnet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iZDEbkyrtA
    look at 0:12 it's not very clear but if you look at it hard enough you'll notice..
     
  2. asleep macrumors 68040

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  3. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    It's the proximity sensor, and it's not visible on the black :rolleyes:
     
  4. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    It's the proximity sensor.
    Are these question's really not in the faq?
     
  5. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    Well you know, it had never been asked before and stuff... :p
     
  6. axchange thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Ares1590 macrumors member

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    It is the collection of sensors, such as the proximity sensor. The black one has it too you just cannot see it since it does not come through the black screen.
     
  8. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    If you take a current iPhone out in sunlight, you'll easily see some circles around the ear speaker. These are the proximity sensor and I believe one is also the ambient light sensor (may be wrong about that one).

    Because of the white coating with the white version, the sensors are most likely blocked, so they added a grille (the small holes) to the top for the sensors to sort of "punch through" figuratively speaking. These small holes look far more attractive than one or two other bigger black circles above the speaker.
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Oh my God.
    This is amazing. How have none of us noticed this until this thread!!??
    :eek:
     
  10. axchange thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh okay, thanks I get it. It really bothered me lol.
     
  11. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    I would say THEY ARE THERE on the Black 4's, just you obviously cant see them as they are black... :p Like its a lot harder to see the front camera.
     
  12. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    those stupid little dots are what swayed me away from the white iPhone. That and the fact that I can't get one on thurs.
     
  13. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly why I think there are no white phones available.
    While the sensors are the same, the white has that little window and the black does not.
    Dumb move in the first place IMO.
     
  14. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  15. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    You can believe the sensors are bleeding through the white, or whatever.

    I believe Apple covered them with something else to prevent them from bleeding through and appearing to be extra dots or cameras to some people.
     
  16. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    It kind of makes the white phone look cheap, IMO. The more I see the black phone, with and without bumpers, the more I know it's the better phone for me.

    Thanks STEVE!
     
  17. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    it's for air flow cuz the white one gets hotter.
     
  18. Downey92 macrumors member

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    No idea where you're getting that idea from.
     
  19. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    I concluded this by logic, seeing as how so many people are getting so heated by the lack of white iPhones, apple didnt want their phone overheating
     
  20. Downey92 macrumors member

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    Well that 'vent' would be blocked by the thick layer of glass covering it.
     
  21. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    it vents by way of osmosis.
     

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