Altitude 'limit'

GlennS

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I just noticed that the iPhone 4 tech specs indicate that there is a 10,000 foot operating limit.
Does this mean my iPhone won't work in a ski area with peaks over 10.000 feet?
Does anyone know what that limit really means?
 

Lon

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I don't know. It works good at 35,000 ft. Oh yeah, that's pressurized!'
 

Libuff

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im not sure the iPhone actually needs regular amounts of oxygen... but i can't see why it wouldn't work in excess of 10k ft.
 

Watcher

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I believe that has something to do with the screen and the composition of its materials. The same applies to plasma screens at higher altitudes. I know the iPhone screen isn't plasma, I'm just saying there may be something similar with it wherein they're required to list an altitude limit for optimal operation.
 

Jerome G

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Are you skiing peaks higher than 10k feet ?
 

djwindsor

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#7
I skied in the bowls of Vail and I recall them being over 10,000 feet above sea level. When I skied there my Motorola Startac worked fine. I hope my iPhone works when I go again.


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iksn

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Just try not to make any calls while skiing down the hill. Wait till you get to the lodge and you will probably be fine. But what do I know.
I know I don't make calls while water skiing. I wait till I get back in the boat. That is the truth. :)
 
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I hike out of bounds in Vail and Beaver Creek, which is around 12,000 ft, almost every day in the winter time and use my iPhone to take photos and video the entire time.
Never had an issue that wasn't due to the cold.
 
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Used mine over 10k not this past summer but the one before out west and it had no issues besides reception.
 

verwon

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* has serious issue controlling typing fingers and leaves thread*


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