iPhone 4 can give you an electrical SHOCK!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macswitcha2, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    He's full of crap. I've put mine in its dock tons of times and never once got shocked. He didn't even prove it to happen.
     
  2. MDMac macrumors regular

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    How can you really prove that?
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I got shocked while pushing a shopping cart and texting. It was a nice jolt. Much stronger than most static electricity shocks.
     
  4. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    Exactly.... But he could have atleast re-created his "situation" of getting shocked. It was probably lazy feet dragging across the carpet in his home and a metal object on his body stored the engery and transfered it to the metal on the phone. Just like when you touch a door knob.
     
  5. macslayer118 macrumors 6502

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    Aluminum steel? That's two different kinds of metal, moron
     
  6. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    LOL didn't even catch that the first time.
     
  7. MDMac macrumors regular

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    LOL. I laughed out loud when I heard him say that.
     
  8. sectime macrumors 6502a

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    I think he is a porn star:D
     
  9. koilvr macrumors 6502

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  10. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't think he made this up. Seems like he's a Mac head and simply is reporting on something that can be dangerous.
     
  11. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    The only "Shock" i have gotten was seeing how ignorant people can be.
     
  12. himni macrumors regular

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    Even if a phone plugged in could shock you it isn't enough to hurt you. It is only 5 volts DC or there about and that isn't enough to harm you unless you are stupid enough to keep doing it for extended periods of time and even then I don't think it would do anything. It may cause pain but no real harm.
     
  13. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    You can see he is a liar for the fact his wife flops back on the couch just as bad as boston did during the finals. If she was; as he claims shocked why did she flop on the couch later in the video?
     
  14. MrNase macrumors member

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    Apple should put a 'don't lick it' sticker on the dock.
     
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Just another excuse for some idiot to email Steve Jobs.
     
  16. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    I know I have been shocked with static electricity a few times putting my iPhone 3G into a particular speaker dock I have at home. Always happens in winter and the dock is in a Pergo floor area with the foam underneath, so maybe it has something to do static building up more with that type of floor. When I went to go put the phone in, bam, I get one heck of a static spark and it does hurt a little. But really its no diffferent than if I had touched any well grounded item.
     
  17. mmyers0520 macrumors regular

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    LOL'd at this...and everytime I see that commercial

    or the 'kneel before Christ!!!' part of family guy when Peter learns he can shock people
     
  18. decadentdave macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 4 is also a remote explosive device that can be triggered wirelessly by al-Queda terrorists. 3 million lives are at stake. :eek:
     
  19. DreamJ macrumors newbie

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    LOL ... That sounds more like it :p
     
  20. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I tell you, I got a shock!:eek:

    When I saw Moby Dick park itself on the couch!:eek:
     
  21. MacJones macrumors 6502

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    The only shock I've gotten from my iPhone 4 is when I first looked at the Retina Display. :D

    I just tried the shock test with a ring and nothing happened.
     
  22. rich1million macrumors newbie

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    While my iPhone 4 is plugged into my PC, charging, I get a mild electric shock.

    It's very uncomfortable to hold and I have to let go after a few seconds.

    This is a replacement iPhone 4. Previous one didn't do it.
     
  23. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    The chances of a low voltage power supply shocking somebody are just about zero. On the other hand, we've all been shocked by static electricity, which has sufficient voltage sometimes to arc through air. So... the YouTube poster has a buildup of static charge and then grounds himself via the dock or its connector....

    Seriously - this is a non-issue.
     
  24. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    He seems like a mac head? Are you kidding me? Whatever gave you that idea?

    He seems like a guy with a phone he knows very little about.

    Did he get shocked? Probably. Is it a big design flaw in the iphone? I very much doubt it.
     

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