Who manufacturers the proximity sensor?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bitty417, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. bitty417 macrumors member

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  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    its probably an infra-red LED and receiver, nothing special
    LED sends out light, reflected off surface, received by receiver, screen off

    can i ask why?
     
  3. bitty417 thread starter macrumors member

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    It would appear you are correct sir.

    When looking at the front of the iPhone through a digital camera when the iPhone is in the phone application I can see the IR transmitter firing.

    Any idea on what type of IR transmitter/receiver being used? It seems to work remarkably well - even on materials which typically have trouble with IR such as anything black, or clear plastic.

    I'm working on a project where we're going to be using proximity sensors. iPhone proximity sensors works extremely well compared to other sensors I have found.
     
  4. meagain macrumors 68030

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    And I'd love to know why they moved them on the new phone.
     
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