Ambient Air Sensor

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  1. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    I was using an old macbook pro today, and I noticed it had an Ambient Air sensor. I looked on mine (Mid '07 Santa Rosa) and I can't find it. Did apple remove the ambient air sensor?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do you mean Ambient Light Sensor? If so, it's still there.
     
  3. cys920622 macrumors member

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    if you mean the light sensor that's the little circle to the left of the webcam.
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Not in the old mbp.

    The light sensor is in the speaker grills.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Only on some models. Mine's under the speaker grille.
     
  6. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, the ambient air sensor. It showed the external temperature within 1 degree of what our thermostat read
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I believe Apple removed the AAS with the SR models. They also used to be in at least the Mac mini, but I think they're gone from those as well. Nobody really used it.
     
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  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I assume it was so people could see whether or not the ambient temperature was within the operating limits of the machine, but they made it somewhat inconvenient to access the panel or whatever it was that you used to view the temperature, so I doubt anyone ever used it.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Ambient Air Sensor? Never heard of it. I assume it detects nasty farts and shuts down your Mac when needed. Shrug.
     
  11. Bulldog321 macrumors newbie

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    I have it on my iMac. In iStat Pro, under temperatures it lists the ambient air temperature.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Could someone write an app to access the quality of a fart?
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Access? I think you mean assess. :D
     
  14. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Although few people used it, I find that it would be really nice. There are many times I've wanted one on my iPhone :p
     
  15. kolax macrumors G3

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    Touché and nice pun.
     
  16. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    +1 to air sensor, it can act like a fire alarm for your households ;)
     

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