@ anyone with an iPhone and a Macbook Pro 15 or 17 inch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rruben, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. rruben macrumors member

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    I just discovered that if I lay my iPhone on my left speaker, screen side down, it puts my macbook pro to sleep. Does anyone else have the same issue? If I cover up the speaker with anything else nothing happens.

    This is so weird. :D
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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  3. rruben thread starter macrumors member

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    So how does that work exactly? There is a magnet strong enough to set it off in the iPhone? And where is it located on the MBP?
     
  4. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    There's a magnetic compass within your iPhone, and since you're putting your iPhone in a very specific spot, I would assume it is in that general area.
     
  5. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

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  6. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Nope. Mine's not going to sleep. iPhone 4S, MBP 17"
     
  7. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

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    It happens to mine. LOL. iPhone 4s and 2011 MBP 15".
     
  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    The magnet in the lid activates the switch which is in the lower left of the speaker grill area over the SD card slot. Any magnet strong enough will do it. :)
     
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  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Plenty of magnets on the iPhone 4S. The speakers (earpiece and external speaker) are each magnets, and so are the two microphones at the top and bottom. It doesn't take a particularly strong magnet, just one strong enough to pickup something as light as, say, a paperclip.
     
  11. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    When I do what you do on the left speaker, nothing changes.

    Yet of far greater concern is... if I put it on the right speaker then I go to sleep.

    It's so bad I'm worried about losing my job :D
     
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  13. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I feel left out. I'm laying my iPhone 4S, screen side down on the left speaker, left side of the keyboard and nothing is happening. I was expecting some sort of magic darkness.

    I have a MBP 17" 2010 model.
     

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