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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:55 PM   #26
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I have restricted internet access at work, so I can't hunt down the specific article, but I think it was on Kotaku.

Evidently the phone/charger will only smell this way when recently charged. I believe it was originally noticed in Japan, where it was becoming common practice to see people walking around, sniffing their phones. I am not making this up.

The general consensus of the article, the Japanese, and myself, is that it smells not unlike pineapple, but as you accurately guessed in your first post, it's something to do with plastics and metals heating up when they charge, and evidently the smell is not uncommon in most products that charge this way. I was able to notice it on my iPad 3, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, iPhone 5, and iPad Mini. Again, I think it's stronger if it has recently been charged.

Man, truth is really stranger than fiction. You couldn't make this stuff up.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:57 PM   #27
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All new Apple products have an odd smell.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:00 PM   #28
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Thanks for that.

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Buy a new Xbox controller and smell the Play-N-Charge Port. Exact same smell. It's basically a 'new manufactured plastic that has been boxed up and had no time to air' smell. Not a cause to worry about.
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Love that smell, used to inhale through my first iPod Nano back in the days Feel free to make fun of me!
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Love that smell, used to inhale through my first iPod Nano back in the days Feel free to make fun of me!
Did you ever inhale?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:40 PM   #31
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I got an Apple keyboard that when I opened the box, it smelled like aluminum. It had a super metallic smell, and while the kb itself doesn't smell like that anymore, the box still does. It's a very nice smell.

Btw, some designer for cologne made a scent that smelled like a new Apple products, but I believe it was only for an event or something, I don't think it was actually put out to market.
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You do.

If you have no constructive input, don't post here lol.
Also read the last 2 lines of my original post. Thanks :-)
Lol...if you don't have anything constructive to say about my phone's weird smell then go away.
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