Do cases cause gps interference?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rendez2k, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. rendez2k macrumors 6502

    rendez2k

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    I had a thought today while driving home testing CoPilot (and loosing the signal on more than one occasion) - would my iPhone case cause gps interference or lower signal quality? Has anyone tested this theory?
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Alot of hard shelled cases do yes. As for soft ones I can't say I have never owned one. I take my case off when I want GPS to work well. It will work to some extend with it on, but not as well.
     
  3. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    me and a friend both have switch easy cases and my other friend has a hard belkin case, and none of us have had any issues with bad gps signals.

    I don't see why it would affect it. the case doesn't have magnets or anything that would interfere with a gps signal. I don't think a company would make a case that inhibits a vital feature of the phone
     
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    I have an Incase Slider and I have never had problems...
     
  7. Pocket lint macrumors regular

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    Or carbon fibre.
     

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