Happy Holiday's...read on

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ZipZap, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. ZipZap macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    #1
    A study published last year in the Journal of Applied Microbiology found that viruses easily transfer between glass surfaces (think iPad or smartphone faces) and fingertips. And a recent report found that of four iPads swabbed in two Apple stores located in New York City, one contained Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of staph infections, while another registered a bacteria associated with skin rash. That's not even counting the cold and flu germs that might be lurking.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #2
    Meh, germs are everywhere on everything :shrug:
    Make a habit to wash your hands year round and don't worry about it
     
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #3
    Wow. Didn't know that. I best sanitise my phone more often.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #4
    Imagine if they swabbed any surface in the subway station across the street. Yikes.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #5
    Germs happen.

    I'm more concerned about the guy hacking and sneezing away on the subway then what possible germs may be living on the surface of my iPhone.
     
  6. decafjava macrumors 68000

    decafjava

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    Geneva
    #6
    ...and that's why I don't play with the ipads etc. in the stores. :) Keep my own iphone clean as well.
     
  7. steve2112 macrumors 68040

    steve2112

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Location:
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    #7
    Yep, this is why I spray my phone down with disinfectant several times a day. I just wish I could figure out why the phones keep dying.
     

Share This Page