Altitude limit for iPod Touch???

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Brewerpaul, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    While looking over the specs of the new IPT, I noticed that they list 10,000 feet above sea level as the maximum altitude at which the device should be used. People in Leadville, CO, beware!

    Seriously, why should there be an altitude limit? What components of the device might be affected by low atmospheric pressure? Is this just some sort of CYA spec put in there by Apple?
     
  2. macrumors Core

    miles01110

    #2
    Heat dissipation is harder in thinner air.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    True, but a Touch doesn't get all that hot. At least mine doesn't.
     
  4. macrumors Core

    miles01110

    #4
    Obviously it gets hot enough internally for an altitude/air density rating.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    I brought my 32gb 3gen iPod Touch to 14000 feet this spring and it worked fine (ski trip to CO).
     
  6. macrumors member

    #6
    so i can't sky dive with this one then?
     
  7. macrumors regular

    #7
    Yes, but only at low altitude...
     
  8. macrumors 68020

    leomac08

    #8
    I have used my iPad at 35,000 feet and it didn't explode in my face! :D
     
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    Peterson8765

    #9
    I am pretty sure I have used my touch in a flight that was over 25,000 feet.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    #10
    The cabin is pressurized.
     
  11. macrumors 604

    QuarterSwede

    #11
    I've taken my iPhone up to Pikes Peak a few times and that's 14,400 feet. It took pictures and video with no problems. I was probably up there on average a good hour.
     
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    Beric

    #12
    Perhaps that's it. I used mine at above 25,000 feet with no problems.
     
  13. macrumors member

    #13
    I've done sky diving with the ipod :eek:... nothing bad happend.
     
  14. macrumors regular

    #14

    So I'd I am on a plane, with a big hole in it's side and we l internal pressue.

    Will I be able to claim for a new iPod from the airline ?
     
  15. macrumors regular

    #15
    Planes are pressurized, so there's that. Just don't climb Mt. Everest with it.
     
  16. macrumors 604

    QuarterSwede

    #16
    Let's put it this way, you'll pass out before your iPod touch stops working. People take them on treks to Everest all the time.
     
  17. macrumors member

    #17
    yes, in an airplane cabin pressurized to resemble air pressure at 4,000 feet
     
  18. macrumors regular

    #18
    Airplanes don't count you guys, they are pressurized to 4000-8000 ft. Now a airplane with a hole in it would count, if it's big enough.... :eek:

    Mountains count. I stood at 14,400 ft in CO, and my touch was in my pocket. Pretty good, eh? So i can say that the iPT survives above 14,000 feet!
     
  19. macrumors newbie

    #19
    Just thought I'd add to this. Just got back from Everest base camp and Iphone 4 was working fine the whole way. So that confirms it works fine at 17500ft.
     
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    eawmp1

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  21. macrumors regular

    #21
    Yep, that vid was cool. My iPod 3G made it to 14,400 feet last march. My 4G will pass the same test also in march or so 2011. Ski trips in colorado.... Yay.
     

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