do magnets interfere with iphone?

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  1. Jadoreconnie macrumors newbie

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nothing short of an extremely powerful magnet will harm or disrupt an iPhone.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Or pretty much any piece of modern electronics.
     
  4. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Except the hard drives that ship as standard for all Macs except the MacBook Air.
     
  5. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

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    Why do people keep spreading this rumor it's been proven over many many times standard magnets bare no effect on drives.
     
  6. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Because I have had data loss from misplaced magnets.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    I have to agree with Ricky Smith that magnets found within most American homes cannot damage modern hard drives. I participated in a hardware lab involving this in a class last year.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nope. Platter-based hard drives are not susceptible to common every-day magnets. They also have magnets inside of them to begin with.
     
  9. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

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    Either you have ball crushing powerful magnets or your harddrive was already on its way out
     

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