iPad 2 Smart Cover Magnets and Electronics

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by DockMac, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. DockMac macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    #1
    Could the iPad 2 Smart Cover magnets pose a potential threat to electronic devices, such as the iPhone. Would I be able to place my iPhone on top of the my iPad 2 with a Smart Cover?

    I guess, more generally, are the Smart Cover magnets strong enough to damage ram, hard drives, and other electro-magnetic components?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    US
    #2
    No. Yes. No.

    RAM isn't affected by magnets, at least not the kind in stuff we can buy. Maybe some industrial superconducting MRI or particle-collider level, but not a smart cover.

    Blackberry phones have survived just fine with RIM using magnets in the phone holsters/cases to trigger the sleep sensor in the phone.

    No hard drive in your iPhone or ipad. Again you'd need MUCH bigger magnets to affect a hard drive in a computer. Macbook Pro's have magnets in the screen edge and they don't bother the hard drive.

    You can find a LOT more info and discussion at this link: http://tinyurl.com/4q46umx
     
  3. xraytech macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    #3
    Why don't you give it a try?
     

Share This Page