Metal cases & iphone signals?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by EMHOWELL, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. EMHOWELL macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    East Village
    Why does aluminum affect signals on phone accessories?
    Does same apply to silver, copper, nickel? Please substantiate...need to know in 24 hours or yesterday!
    Thank you! EM
  2. essdee macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2010
  3. weisjt macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2010
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    im not sure but i think any metal around the iphone will block signal, are you buying a element case on ebay or something.
  4. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
  5. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Yes they will affect signal. It depends on how well your coverage is in your area that makes it make or break. I bought a cheaper vapor knock off and it dropped my bar by 1. Still have 4, All good. No GPS signal problems also. Just my experience. I got mine off ebay from this seller, was quick.
  6. 3gbuff macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Funny, i have the same case and it killed my signal...GPS was non-existant as well.

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