Wouldnt the magnets inside the iPad 2 be very bad for it??

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  1. iMattcotv macrumors 6502

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    Im thinking Apple is going to have some really bad news long down the road from users who have ranbow colors on their iPad 2 screen 7 months after they purchased it..

    Wouldnt that happen??
     
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    Not the same perhaps, but Blackberries have had sleep style magnets in them for years. I never had and issue.
     
  4. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    There is plenty of iPhone and iPad cases already on the market which use magnets to keep themselves closed, and I haven't heard of any problems caused by those. I'm sure Apple has sufficiently tested the iPad 2 and would have discovered any problems. After all, the iPad 2 and the Smart Covers were designed side by side from the beginning.
     
  5. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    this is a pretty weak magnet. it's not a degausser. lol
     
  6. iMattcotv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The magnets are INSIDE the iPad 2, all around the screen..

    Arent they worried that the magnetic field will do damage to the screen and components?

    Or is there some type of fancy magnetic-blocking metal I dont know about ;)
     
  7. iMattcotv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Have you seen how quickly the Smart Cover case snaps on??

    BTW, Just putting it out there, the Smart Cover looks pathetic..

    I wish Apple came out with some kind of super strong / thin Apple Case (much like the original iPad case, but way better and non-ugly ;D
     
  8. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    Magnetic fields do not affect LCd types of sets since they do not use a beam or phosphors but static liquid crystals, which are solid-state unmoving cells. Although they are still sensitive to electric field changes, it would take substantial effort for you to ruin the display. Even then, it would have to be done willingly.
     
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    Maybe there will be magnet gate after the ipad2 ships?
     
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    1) thanks for your opinion
    2) Apple is not about covering up its designs (the first iPad case being the exception)
    3) you'll have to hope a third party makes something to suit your needs and tastes
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Do you still use cathode ray tube monitors? How exactly would Apple fit something that big into an iPad?
     
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    many pda pouches and phone belt style cases have magnets.
    these are relatively low power magnets
     
  14. iMattcotv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This.

    I havent really thought about that, but I just assumed that magnets were bad for ANY type screen.

    Well now I know! :D
     
  15. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The magnets-are-bad-for-computers thing is a bit overblown. Don't rub a magnet on a floppy disk or directly over a hard drive, but other than that it isn't much of a problem. The entire Macbook line use magnetic latches, and the iPad doesn't even have a magnetic hard drive, just flash memory.

    I wouldn't set it on top of one of those giant one pound rare earth magnets, but the sort used in latches and cases shouldn't be a problem at all.

    Also I wouldn't keep your credit card between the cover and the iPad :D
     
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    Dr. Seuss Explains Computers

    Did somebody say gauss?

    Dr. Seuss Explains Computers

    If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
    and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
    and the address of the memory makes your SD card abort,
    then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

    If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
    and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
    and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
    then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash.

    If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
    says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
    but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
    that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
    and your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
    so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
    then you may as well reboot it and go out with a bang,
    'cause as sure as I'm a poet, your system's gonna hang.

    When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
    and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
    when you have to flash your memory and try to RAM your ROM,
    quickly turn off the computer and be sure to call your Mom!!

    --Origin unknown
     
  17. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Umm... Did I miss something from the Keynote the other day. Is Apple implementing CRT technology in the new iPad 2?
     
  18. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    DAMN YOU!!!

    You beat me to the SMART ASS COMMENT OF THE DAY!!!
     
  19. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    epic! i wish i could have this as my sig!! lols
     
  20. Gryzor macrumors 6502

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    What, like they tested the reception on the iPhone 4? :rolleyes:
     
  21. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Just hope this wasn't designed by the guy who did the iPhone antenna.
     
  22. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    yeah thats right, they are really worried about it...so they put it out anyway..:rolleyes:

    maybe use your head a little bit....

    the antenna gate is a poor reference. that is a non issue for anyone in a strong signal area..
     
  23. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    yes they did.....extensively. they took a gamble...the drops turned out to be more than they hoped....and they messed things up a little, however...how many people are now bothered about it since the software update and the media have finished with it?
     

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