iPad 2 Smart Cover Magnets and Electronics

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

  1. DockMac macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    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

    Jun 14, 2010
    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 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Why don't you give it a try?

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