Apple adaptor killing iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sahni130, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. sahni130 macrumors 6502

    sahni130

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    Hello.
    I'm not sure if I'm going crazy or if this is actually happening.
    Two days ago I bought a monitor to connect to my mac and i connect it via DVI and the Apple mini display port to dvi adaptor. Yesterday I noticed that my iPhone 5 only has one bar of LTE while the adaptor and monitor are on and connected, when it typically has three bars in that very location. When i disconnect the adaptor and turn off the monitor, the signal becomes stronger, going back to the typical three bars. i've heard of adaptors casing wi-fi signals to drop, but do you think I'm crazy or could this actually be happening?
    No I'm not trying to spam or "troll". I'm genuinely baffled.

    -Jay
     
  2. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

    tardman91

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    Seems odd, but the monitor could be interfering with the signal.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    If that's a generic Chinese adapter/cable, I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  4. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

    sahni130

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    Hello.
    So yes, it is definitely causing interference. And surprisingly, this is not a cheap Chinese adaptor. It is the $29.99 Apple branded version.

    interesting.
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    Devices that generate electromagnetic interference or large amounts of electric current will attenuate cellular signal. Even more so if the interference is at the same frequency as the signal (why 2.4GHz WiFi is wrecked by microwaves and 2.4GHz cordless phones).
     

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