Are Magnetic Flap Cases Hindering your iPhones?

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Is the magnetic flap on your iPhone case hindering it in any way?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • No

    Votes: 3 60.0%

  • Total voters
    5
Jun 3, 2007
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Sacramento, CA
#1
Last night I read several hundred posts about user's experiences with their new iPhone cases, and a couple noted that they had had to replace their iPhones after using it with a new case with a magnetic flap. This concerns me, since I've used a belt holster with a magnetic flap for my Motorola e815 for years with no negative effects, and hoped to continue to do so with my new iPhone. I've even ordered a nice new case I hope to use from Prima.

So, I'd like to hear from users who are now using a case with a magnetic flap for their new iPhones, to see whether the issue several users reported in the forum is coincidental or not.

For those of you with iPhone cases with magnetic flaps: Are you having any issues you can attribute to the magnetic flaps?

Thanks for listening...
 

IceTrAiN

New Member
Bronze
#2
Last night I read several hundred posts about user's experiences with their new iPhone cases, and a couple noted that they had had to replace their iPhones after using it with a new case with a magnetic flap. This concerns me, since I've used a belt holster with a magnetic flap for my Motorola e815 for years with no negative effects, and hoped to continue to do so with my new iPhone. I've even ordered a nice new case I hope to use from Prima.

So, I'd like to hear from users who are now using a case with a magnetic flap for their new iPhones, to see whether the issue several users reported in the forum is coincidental or not.

For those of you with iPhone cases with magnetic flaps: Are you having any issues you can attribute to the magnetic flaps?

Thanks for listening...
Some people on this forum will tell you that because of the type of memory the iPhone uses, that magnetic fields will not effect it. I would take that with a grain of salt. MANY sim card companies blantantly warn against putting your sim card near magnetic fields, and I have personally had a cell phone have it's sim card jacked up by a magnet, however I don't have any experience with using a magnet near my iPhone simply because I am not going to ruin a 600 dollar phone.
 

robhon

New Member
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Mar 17, 2007
620
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#3
I wish people would listen to me on this issue. I have EXTENSIVE experience with this matter. The magnet will NOT affect your iPhone. The case you bought will be perfectly fine.

The factory I work with to make cases does exclusively this type of work and have been doing it for many years. They have thousands of case designs they've produced for mobile phones and ipods. MOST of their cases have magnets and they have NEVER had a problem.

Literally millions of cases have been produced in this factory and they have never had a problem.

You have to have a SUPER strong industrial magnet to have any kind of affect on electronic devices.
 
Jun 3, 2007
21
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Sacramento, CA
#4
I want to thank you for your quick reply. I only posted the query because at least one poster over the weekend was adamant that a magnetic case flap had destroyed both his initial iPhone, then its replacement. His iPhone was displaying some error message about his system being damaged.

Since I only saw a couple of postings from users with cases with magnetic flaps, I wanted to follow-up on this issue to nail it down. While I've had no problems with my Motorola e815 in a case with a magnetic flap, that phone is twice as thick as my new iPhone.

I'm hoping to get enough "It works fine with my new case with a magnetic flap" replies with this query to put this issue to rest.

Thanks again...
 

robhon

New Member
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Mar 17, 2007
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#5
Me and IceTrain butted heads on this subject before.

I'll tell you what I personally did to test it. When I was at the factory working on my iPhone cases I brought up this issue. The factory said they'd never had a problem with magnets and that they'd made millions of cases with magnets.

So, while I was at the factory I pulled out my Nano, grabbed a stack of maybe 8 of their magnets and started rubbing them all over my Nano. I spent 15 minutes rubbing magnets all over my Nano in as many ways as I possibly could. Up and down. Left and right. Top, bottom, sides, ends.

Result. Nada. My Nano still works perfectly. And all my music was still in tact.

I have no qualms about performing the exact same experiment with my new $600 iPhone.

Ice certainly has his right to his opinion but it's my belief that companies warn you just as a legal measure. If you "think" your chip got messed up by a magnet they can say, "See here! We warned you not to do that."

The statement I got from Apple when I was working on my cases was, if a magnetic closure is placed near the bottom of the case it MAY affect the quality of reception, as that is where the antenna is located. They did NOT say it would do any damage to the iPhone.
 

mav

New Member
Bronze
May 9, 2007
356
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#6
I've never had a magnetic case ruin my cell before but then again, the iPhone isn't just a regular cell phone. After reading a few reports of this issue, I'm not taking a risk. I brought the Belkin holster case. It works well and looks good.
 

franco402

New Member
Jul 5, 2007
4
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#8
i bought a magnetic case 2 days after i got my iPhone and that very day, the iPhone stopped working. i made a post about it on this board. they replaced the phone and i am still using the case and i haven't had any problems since. i hope it was just a coincidence.
 

rj5620

New Member
Bronze
Jun 2, 2007
70
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#9
I am the one that complained about the magnetic flap. It definitely affects my iPhone and I will toss it. I went two days with bliss and my iPhone, by puting it in my pocket with no case. Ten minutes after using the case today it started the repair no signal problem. Believe me that it will screw with your iPhone. This case is the one I bought from everything Q and it worked great with my Motorola Q, but affects my iPhone.

http://store.everythingq.com/content/accessories/4-120--245.htm