Is the back camera sensitive to IR light?

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  1. iPutz

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    I just tried my usual trick to see if an IR remote control was working. Since most digital cameras respond to Infrared light I used my iPhone's back camera first and it showed the remote was not emitting any IR. The front facing camera, however showed the remote as emitting IR. I even tried both the front and back cameras in a darkened room and the front camera was the only one to see IR. Any ideas?
     
  2. reas0n

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    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/11/iphone-4s-camera-cleans-up-with-infrared-filter/
     
  3. iPutz

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    Thanks reas0n. The article you linked to makes sense in hindsight. I knew there was an answer but just couldn't find it on my own. everythingiCafe to the rescue again!
     
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    No problem!
     

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