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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:34 AM   #26
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"I collected 5 million from a warehouse fire"
"I collected 10 million from an iPad Nickel allergy suit"
"Hmmm. How do you start an allergy?"
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:41 AM   #27
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If I were to develop a skin allergy, the last thing I would expect it to be from would be an iPad. I probably wouldn't even put the two together. I appreciate articles like this however irrelevant they may seem because they might save someone from a lot of time of trying to figure out what they are allergic too. They probably didn't even know the kid had a nickel allergy to begin with. If it was my kid, I would have been changing laundry detergents, eliminating foods from the diet, etc. Thanks for the heads up that the allergy could be from an electronic device.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:41 AM   #28
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200+ million of those things are around and I've never heard anyone have an allergy. Some people are allergic to anything I guess.
as weird as it sounds i got an allergy to the material most steering wheels r made out of after years of driving my car. its especially bad during the summer
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:44 AM   #29
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No, he became allergic to it, especially considering the gradual worsening. There was no indications in the paper that he was allergic to nickel prior to using the iPad.

I also got nickel allergy from my 1. generation iPad.
Sorry but you and him were always allergic. It just took time to mount a clinically significant reaction.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:45 AM   #30
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It happens.

The old MacBook Pros used to be coated with a finish that a lot of people's hands didn't like (Including mine). So you'd end up with peeling at the very bottom of the keyboard.

Thankfully they use something else now.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:45 AM   #31
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All the more need for a (supposedly) nickel-free iWatch and a Health app!
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:47 AM   #32
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MacRumors ClickBait(tm) headline:

iPad Implicated in Pediatric Rashes Diagnosed as Nickel Allergies

Actual story:

One child who suffers from a Nickel Allergy happens to use an iPad containing nickel
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:47 AM   #33
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Moral of this minor news story - Have allergy? Use smart case.

Easy come easy go!

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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:48 AM   #34
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NEWS! - Boy with allergy reacts to something that contains the thing he's allergic to.

SHOCKER!
This may seem like a trivial issue but it is something Apple really needs to work on moving forward especially as they get into wearables. I was a user of the Jawbone Up and while I had no issue with the "medical grade, hypoallergenic" rubber they used, I was highly allergic to the nickel paint they used on the end cap and ended up unable to wear it.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:48 AM   #35
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There are people who have very strange alergies. No news here. I think the people with nickel alergy are near 1 to 100.000 people which is probably equal or less that the percetage of people with alergy towards avocado, strawberries or you call it.

Alergy of plastic anyone?
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:49 AM   #36
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A lot of Fail Posts in this thread.

So, Apple coats the aluminum surface with some nickle base anti-corrosion, or it the aluminum an alloy with Nickel?
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:50 AM   #37
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Is the back made of nickel? If so, it sounds like it's a nickelback issue. Nickelback is always a problem, for everyone.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:51 AM   #38
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This may seem like a trivial issue but it is something Apple really needs to work on moving forward especially as they get into wearables. I was a user of the Jawbone Up and while I had no issue with the "medical grade, hypoallergenic" rubber they used, I was highly allergic to the nickel paint they used on the end cap and ended up unable to wear it.
Yeah, I agree that companies must take action when there is high percebtage of people with alergies with some of the materiales used. When the percentage is less than 0,001% i think everything is ok.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:57 AM   #39
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So does the doctor get a spiff for the smartcase upsell?
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 09:58 AM   #40
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I wouldn't let my wife use an ipad without a case.
WOW, what a fun house this must be.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:00 AM   #41
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I can't send my kids to school with anything containing peanuts because there is one kid in the school with peanut allergies. I could see a very small amount of people actually making a case out of this. That said, at least this is a contact allergy and not airborne, so it is easier to avoid.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:01 AM   #42
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Is the back made of nickel? If so, it sounds like it's a nickelback issue. Nickelback is always a problem, for everyone.
I literally lol'd.

and in other news, case makers rejoice.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:01 AM   #43
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I'm sensing a class action lawsuit springing up in the near future...
Why? Because some kid with ****** genes got a rash? Who cares.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:03 AM   #44
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as weird as it sounds i got an allergy to the material most steering wheels r made out of after years of driving my car. its especially bad during the summer
So you never have to be the designated driver! Sounds fair to me
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:04 AM   #45
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When Steve was around this would have never happened.
The next person to include the words "never," "happened," and "Steve" in the same sentence is getting hit with a pool cue.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:04 AM   #46
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I've only read (or glanced...) the MR post and not the article, but it seems they're only reporting it. No class action... yet... (I can see a shark, err, lawyer doing just that, though).

If it's not reported, then Apple can't address any issue, if issue there is.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:04 AM   #47
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This is the first time I ever hear about nickel being an allergen. Aren't some coins nickel-plated?

I guess it's time to go back to plastic casings for all hand-held devices out there. There's no point of making the device extra-thin with a metal casing if we're almost obligated to use a plastic case that's going to add to its thickness.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:06 AM   #48
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The next person to include the words "never," "happened," and "Steve" in the same sentence is getting hit with a pool cue.
Can we add "you're holding it wrong" to this?
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:07 AM   #49
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The article is written like just because he's allergic to nickel that there's something wrong with the iPads.

That's some CNN level stuff there.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:12 AM   #50
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Well. In my life, I never had allergy reaction on my hands. I've been using iPads (from 1 to old mini), iPhones (from 3GS to 4S, 5 at work), Macbooks (old Pro 13" and Air). But since I've got iPad Air, it all started. Especially in winter, it's really bad.
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