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iPhone 3G’s third sensor revealed as second proximity sensor

The iPhone 3G’s third sensor, first revealed by iLounge in April, has been confirmed as a second proximity sensor. While the original iPhone offered only two front-mounted —one ambient light sensor and one proximity sensor—the iPhone 3G sports an array of three sensors (two proximity sensors, one ambient light sensor) in a J shape to the left of the ear speaker, moved from their original locations above and to the speaker’s right. iLounge has learned that the two-sensor array apparently provides superior face proximity detection than the original single sensor, which under some conditions failed to function properly. This detail and others are included in our First Look at the iPhone 3G.

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Comments

1

I call BS!  It’s a second camera!  Jobs is just waiting to surprise us!  :-)

Posted by Adam on June 12, 2008 at 4:57 PM (CDT)

2

second camera? fake…...
adam, you’re a stupid

Posted by michele on June 13, 2008 at 10:48 AM (CDT)

3

is def 2nd camera surprise, ive heard!

Posted by iknow on June 13, 2008 at 10:51 AM (CDT)

4

its a second camera that acts as a sensor!! lol

Posted by Joel Thomas on June 13, 2008 at 1:51 PM (CDT)

5

Hey “iknow”,  don’t you feel STUPID now??

Posted by noyoudontknow on July 15, 2008 at 1:40 PM (CDT)

6

Thats correct i overheard jobs talking at lunch, its a camera, sensor and get this i saw him sharpening his pencil using the headphone jack!

Posted by Colly on August 8, 2008 at 5:45 PM (CDT)

7

It’s a near-infrared sensor, or you could call it a “second single-pixel, near-infrared camera”

Posted by john on September 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM (CDT)

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