iPhone sliding very easily

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BurntOrangeMac, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. BurntOrangeMac macrumors newbie

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    I kept reading that people were experiencing the iPhone sliding off a counter or table by itself.

    The glass on the back of the phone makes it very easy for the phone to slide on hard surfaces. The chair I was sitting in was slanted a bit, but the phone moves a lot.

    See video below which shows the phone moving on its own and picture demonstrating the angle of the chair.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H64cEE5ge_I

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  2. BurntOrangeMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am the only one who thinks this is strange/dangerous for the phone?
     
  3. Nykwil macrumors 65816

    Nykwil

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    you might have bigger problems than a moving phone.


    your house might be possessed, try that on a ouija board. :eek:
     
  4. spicoli macrumors member

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    I am experiencing the same effect. I always lie the phone on the couch next to where I am sitting. We have a four year old leather couch. My old 3GS never moved. Since I have had the iPhone4, it has fallen off of the couch four times. At first, I thought I was going crazy. Then I watched it closely for about three minutes and I could literally see it sliding - at a very shallow angle. I have now purchased a case to protect it as I know if I don't break it by dropping it, it may break sliding off of some table, desk, or couch. I can't say it is a flaw, just different than I am used to. I have modified by behavior and it is no longer an issue for me. I guess the main is be aware of this condition and modify behavior.
     
  5. insidmal macrumors 6502

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    there have been a lot of threads on this, i suggest getting a case to crate some friction between that perfectly smooth glass back and whatever surface you are putting it on
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Dust off the original iPhone dock and use it.

    I do notice it's easier to slide off the sofa, but it actually slides less in your hand than the original iPhone with aluminum back. Put it on a flat palm and shake it back and forth. It won't slide (same with the 3G/3GS with plastic back) whereas the original iPhone will.
     

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