iPhone 4 = Hot Ear?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rotobadger, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. rotobadger macrumors 65816

    rotobadger

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    I'm not sure if it's my imagination but it seems that talking on my iPhone 4 for a period of over 5 minutes or so gives me a hot, slightly aching ear. I did not get this from my 3GS.

    Anyone else? Or is it in my head (ear)?
     
  2. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully you're imagining it. But if you're on the phone for long periods of time, and to me 5 minutes is a long time except when on hold like for AT&T support etc, then all bets are off. Remember ALL cell phones radiate energy when they transmit and lesser amounts when they receive.

    Advice keep it short, and never use a cell phone while driving. Never.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    And that has what to do with the thread?
     
  4. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    What i was thinking...

    It just may transmit more radiation than the 3GS.
     
  5. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    I use my cellphone when I drive, I also text too. I sometimes shave, an read the comics too. All while I drive.
     
  6. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I was just on the phone for about an hour and a half and my ear felt fine. I wonder if maybe you might be conscious of the proximity sensor thing + the death grip thing and thus might be holding it in a manner that's different than normal. I could totally see your ear feeling weird after a bit if that's the case.
     
  7. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    I've noticed the same effect with my 3G. Among the possibilities: RF from the phone is heating up the tissues, or maybe it's just that clasping a piece of plastic, metal and glass to the side of one's head prevents air circulation and makes things feel hot.

    Solution, either way: use your headset.
     

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