Question about Holsters with Magnets and the 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Rat-Boy, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

    Rat-Boy

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    So I like to carry my iPhone in a holster because I feel it cuts down on the dust.

    Question is, a lot of generic cases have a flap with a magnet.

    But would a case with a magnetized flap destroy the compass or knock it out of whack?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    It wouldn't destroy it, just throw it out of whack. The magnetometers used in most chips tend to be fairly sensitive to external magnetic/electrical fields, especially if the magnet is nearby.
     
  3. Rat-Boy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.

    So that means I would just have to calibrate it again each time I take it out of the holster?

    No problem if that is the case.

    Thanks again..
     
  4. Randman macrumors 65816

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  5. Rat-Boy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.

    And there goes that. Grrrrrr.... LOL...
     
  6. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    source please... and not a blog of someone who heard something, but something official from apple, and not one of those support people in India.
     

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