Don’t Hold Your iPhone Close to Your Head.

Who ever reads device manuals anyway? Well, someone must’ve read at least 5 pages of the Apple iPhone 4 Product Information Guide to find that you are requested to hold it 15mm (5/8″) away from your body. Who knew?

The iPhone 4 manual:
“When using iPhone near your body for voice calls or for wireless data transmission over a cellular network, keep iPhone at least 15 mm (5/8 inch) away from the body, and only use carrying cases , belt clips, or holders that do not have metal parts and that maintain at least 15 mm (5/8″) separation between iPhone and the body.”

Reviews have shown that holding the phone this far from your ear significantly reduces the ability to hear the person on the other end.

I remember the urban legends of cell phones causing brain tumors back when I was a kid, but since then those theories have been reduced to technological paranoia.

Is this a cause for alarm? Probably not. Is it strange? You bet.

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