Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MarkW19, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    I've got a magnetic car mount (basically a small magnet, stuck onto the dash with adhesive. Then a plastic cradle has a piece of metal on the back of it, which then magnetises to the dash), and I'm wondering if I can use it with my iPhone without it damaging anything? The magnet will be about 3/4" away from the phone.

  2. PatMack macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2006

    Maybe im old school, but i allways remeber magnets being the <insert electronic device here>'s worst enemy. The floppy disk was an example. We've come a long way.

    You could try it.... I guess in theory it shouldnt leave any visable damage, so it would be covered by Apple. (Im not encouraging dishonesty though)
  3. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    Yeah, I know what you're saying. I'll just remember to back up I guess!

    Also, my current phone is a pocket pc (yawn), and it's been on the magnetic mount many many times over the past 2 1/2 years with seemingly no problems at all...not sure if the iPhone will be different.
  4. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    I've read differing arguments on this, some claim the magnets are dangerous to the phone, some claim the magnets have no effect. I think if you aren't putting the magnet RIGHT ON the iphone it is fine.
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    Magnets + Hard Drives, Floppies, Tapes = BAD!!!!!!!!

    magnets +flash storage ≠ bad,

    but there may be something in there that a magnet could harm, but I wouldnt worry about it. :p
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Magnets and the iPhone are perfectly fine. I know this because I "camoflage" my iPhone by keeping it in a Blackberry leather case holster.

    Blackberries, by default, rely on a series of magnets hidden in their casings to determine whether they in or out of them, so I've got two magnets embedded in this case. And it hasn't hurt my iPhone one bit. :)
  7. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    Thanks for the help guys, looks like I'll be ok then!
  8. 103734 Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    i wouldn't worry about it, there are even a few magnets in the iPhone in the speakers.

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