iPhone have IR? -lol

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  1. cjewby macrumors member

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    Does the iPhone have IR - I could definitely go for some IR-Checkers or Battleship old school Palm M100-style :cool: HAH!
     
  2. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    they dont say, i guess no, which means there will not be the option of a 1st or 3rd party remote software.

    currently with my phone i have NOVII remote deluxe, it has built in IR code bases for almost all newer TV's dvd players, lcd proj, etc, i can control most consumer electronics that use IR for a remote. its really handy, especially in restaraunts where you dont have access to the remote :D
     
  3. cjewby thread starter macrumors member

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    hadn't thought of that.. hah good idea.
    granted ir is pretty outdated..but it might be usefull.
     
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    Many people wanted this for a Front Row/Apple TV remote :)
     
  6. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, it uses infrared for the proximity sensor for the ear.

    More interestingly, the iPhone dock does NOT show an IR port on the base, unless there is a separate, different dock as a separate product package and SKU that is going to be for displaying your movies/music/pictures on your TV... seems doubtful.

    My theory is that the proximity sensor which uses IR will ALSO function as the IR control for the Apple remote; it may also function with other devices.
     
  7. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    i'm not sure, but i don't think an infrared proximity sensor works in the same way irDa does. i'm pretty sure they're two completely different technologies.
     
  8. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    thats another thing but i guess it goes with the Ir bit,

    if the iphone had IR, you can control your Mac Mini, Apple TV or ANYTHING that has IR. apple could of even made a program to look like the exsisting apple remotes for their products
     
  9. hcopp macrumors regular

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    what is this thing?
     

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  10. applehero macrumors 6502

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    It's the WiFi indicator, just like the Airport.
     
  11. hcopp macrumors regular

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    the black centimeter long bar on the top of the phone? or the airport logo on the screen.

    cmon bro.
     
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    For clarification:
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    next.
     
  15. hcopp macrumors regular

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    but seriously, has that been addressed? what is that for?
     
  16. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    are you saying all of digg is wrong?

    http://digg.com/apple/SIM_card_slot_on_iphone

    apple doesnt believe in functionality, they believe in looks, an IR port would look ugly, also the name IRDA is ugly so thats why they didnt include it. (bluetooth is the IR replacement anyways and the iphone has BT2.0)
     
  17. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    the black strip is too small to be a sim card slot. i believe the silver strip in the center is the card slot.
     
  18. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

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    What would be wrong with using bluetooth to achive the same thing?

    Other than ya know, no real API.
     
  19. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    how can it be too small? a sim card is 25mm x 15mm x 0.76 mm.

    they already stated it slides into the phone on a tray
     
  20. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    TV's/dvd's/appletv/receiver/etc are not bluetooth, i dont ever recall a TV being able to be controlled by a bluetooth device.
     
  21. wiithan macrumors newbie

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    That's the sleep/wake button. Watch the Macworld keynote again.
     
  22. Photography macrumors 65816

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    The SIM Card slot I believe is located on the top center of the iPhone, and not the top right. That seems too small to fit a SIM Card in, assuming that's the life size dimensions for it - it would have to be located on the top center of the iPhone.
     
  23. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    plus, if you look at the picture on the tech specs page, that black piece actually sticks out a bit from the top. i don't think they'd make the sim tray stick out.
     
  24. hcopp macrumors regular

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    oh yeah? interesting, ill have to check that out. looks quite flush to be a button, thats why i didn't think it could be.




    yep, checked out the tech specs page, it sticks out a bit in one of the pictures.
     
  25. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    thats right. i remember hearing that now.
     

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