The little dot in the corner

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  1. iceman5008

    iceman5008 Member

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    does anybody know what that little circular lemse thing in the top left corner of the Touch is? I think its the light sense thing but anybody know for sure? Ps. You have to look real hard without glare but in a well lit area
  2. Striker9

    Striker9 New Member

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    I saw that today as well, at first I thought there was a screw up underneath the black plastic

    I took a picture for anyone who doesnt understand what were talking about.

    Its much clearer when it gets hit with the sunlight, but disappears when there is no bright light.

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  3. timothyjay2004

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    I'd assume that that is the ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the screen brightness depending on the amount of light in a given area. The iPhone and Macbook Pro have this as well.
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    Or this is a hidden camera

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    I don't have touch yet, but maybe it is some LED that lights up when, for example. you are in iTunes wifi shop area, or it has low battery etc.
    P.S. Striker9-> wipe your touch

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  5. Darrell

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    Lolz, yeah, that's the Ambient light sensor.
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    wow, it is very obviously the ambient ilght sensor, however the software doesnt work right

    TRY THIS:

    cover the light sensor with thumb completely

    sleep iPoT

    wake iPoT

    Slide finger to unlock iPot

    remove finger

    screen is dim


    point flashlight at sensor, do the above
    screen is bright


    however, the lcd doesnt change brightness on the fly like it does in their computers, but rather when the device is slept and woken

    perhaps applw will fix this
  7. Striker9

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    Haha, I had wiped it like 5 minutes before I took the photo, but in a scramble to get the picture posted, I accidently touched it. The light i was holding it up to made it show alot more.
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    nintendodude New Member

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    i know! under normal light, it is impossible to see, i didnt notice it until my 2nd day of taking pictures of it.
  9. AlliPodHax

    AlliPodHax New Member

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    i think this is a pretty cool feature, i dont have a mac or iPhone so this is news to me.

    Cheers,
    Ben.
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    yep, try covering/uncovering it and turning it on and off to watch the brightness change, its pretty slick

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