Altitude 'limit'

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  1. 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?
     
  2. Lon

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    I don't know. It works good at 35,000 ft. Oh yeah, that's pressurized!'
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Jerome G

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    Are you skiing peaks higher than 10k feet ?
     
  6. Beemer

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    There is a hill just outside of Denver on the way to Vail (forget the name) that is 11,500. It always had a lot people on it.
     
  7. djwindsor

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    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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  8. 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. :)
     
  9. WizardOfDoom

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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.
     
  10. MuddyPaws

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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.
     
  11. Ozzie5374

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    How the hell do you turn it on wearing ski gloves?
     
  12. iphonewarrior

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    Use your nose or tongue. :)
     
  13. Rugaby

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    Or a chicken nugget.
     
  14. iphonewarrior

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    Random.
     
  15. Rugaby

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    Kevin posted that somewhere when I first joined. I don't eat meat so I never verified.
    Btw I am king of random lol
     
  16. Ozzie5374

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    Is there meat in chicken nuggets?
     
  17. Rugaby

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    I would consider chicken talons and beaks to be meat.
     
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    * has serious issue controlling typing fingers and leaves thread*


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
     
  20. imutter

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    I ha problems due to cold too but never on mountains or planes for that matter
     
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