IR dot projector harmful?

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  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think the IR dot projector could be harmful for your eyes?
     
  2. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    No. Otherwise, people would go blind every time someone walks in front of someone using their TV remotes ;)
     
  3. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    The screen is already harmful for your eyes. Stop using your phone.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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  5. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Yes, I heard it blinds you if you look directly at it.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Face ID & eye's retina
     
  7. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    If everything that was supposed to make you blind was actually true, I'd have been blind before I turned 15.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You would have had a lot of company!:D
     
  10. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    Well if no written reviews show up before the X releases, we will know why ;)
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G4

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    Yes. That’s why Apple put it into a device into which millions of people will be looking. They obviously want to hurt people and go bankrupt.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Not at all. You have a higher chance of having infrared damage from the sun than you will from the projector from the iPhone X.
     
  13. serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

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    But it's not sharply focused like iPhone's, sunlight's infrared is more evenly distributed like regular light.
    I'm not saying whether it's harmful or not. It is up to the consumer to decide.
    Intensity and focus make a difference.
     
  14. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    Its a feature so you can use apple glasses in the near future, these will enhance your vision again.
     
  15. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    No, not at all. We’re blasted by IR every day of our lives, we just can’t see it, it’s not going to do you any harm at all.
     
  16. idealcheese macrumors regular

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    From caltech.edu: "Infrared (IR) radiation is simply one of the many types of 'light' that comprise the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. Infrared light is characterized by wavelengths that are longer than visible light (4000-7000 Angstroms, or 0.4 0.7 micrometers; also denoted as microns). Astronomers generally divide the infrared portion of the EM spectrum into three regions: near-infrared (0.7 5 microns), mid-infrared (5 30 microns) and far-infrared (30 1000 microns).

    Any form of radiation -- including visible light or radio waves -- could potentially be dangerous if highly concentrated into a narrow beam (that is the principle of lasers) of very high power. We are immersed in infrared radiation everyday. It is nothing more than heat. "
     
  17. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    That narrow beam(laser) is scattered into 30.000 dots. And is not powerful. And yeah, we are exposed to more IR probaly every day then the iPhone X will emit in at least a week.
     

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