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Useless hole in iphone skin?

Asked by Jax (356points) September 16th, 2008 from iPhone

recently bought an silicone skin for the iphone 3g. But I can’t help wondering why there’s a small hole in it left to the front speaker. Does anyone know why?

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It’s not useless-it’s a cutout for the ambient light/proximity sensor that senses changing light conditions, and also turns the screen off when you put the phone up to your ear to talk.

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Ahh, that answered more questions than I dared asking at first. I always wondered how the iPhone knew I was answering a call. Thought it was the tilt motion sensor, but secretly knew that didn’t make sense and would call for many errors.

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