static shock with iphone in pocket

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dlamin517, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    i get a static shock that goes all the way up to my ear through the headphones every few seconds when my iphone is in my pocket and i start walking around

    this happens with and without my plastic case

    how am i supposed to get rid of this lol
  2. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Jul 7, 2008
    It's happened to me a couple of times before, usually when I am wearing gym shorts around the house...the seem to be a good conductor. I also notice this happened mostly with my first generation iPhone and not my 3G. Once I got a rubber case (from incase) on it I have not had any problems with any pair of pants :]
  3. dlamin517 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    great now i gotta spend another 40 bucks
  4. EuphoriaWMU macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    This has recently happened to me also, one of the freakiest sensations I've ever experienced actually as I've never had shocking pulses of electricity go directly into my ears before. Gave me one heck of a headache. My coat had a lot of wool in it so it probably conducted a nice charge. Glad to know it didn't just happen to me.
  5. roxymegs macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009

    My iPhone/iPod shocked me too... ouch.

    It happens with both my iPhone and my iPod Classic. Usually when it is in my pocket or in my purse. It has also happened once when it was sitting on my desk at work. When I'm holding it, it's fine. Needless to say I've stopped using the headphones when I'm not holding the devices. I've made an appointment at the Apple Store for tomorrow... I'll let you know what the outcome is with the "Geniuses."
  6. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    I've never had my iPhone shock me.

    I did, however, get shocked with my old zune quite often. I attributed it to the cloth earphone cord it had, though.

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