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    iPhone radiation hurting my leg?
    My leg sometimes bothers me when I keep my iPhone in my pocket. I'm curious if this has anything to do with the radiation it's putting out.

    My last phone sometimes did the same (it had around the same SAR level), but I've never experienced anything else with my previous phones.

    Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

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    I've never experienced anything like that - the level of radiation coming out of any phone when idle shouldn't cause anything to "hurt" - do you mean like, burning... or... muscle pain?
    Have someone else put it in their pocket and see if they get the same - that really shouldn't happen.

    If it is the radiation, in theory, positioning the phone so the screen is against you should point most of the radiation away from you.

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    Put it in a pocket on the other side see if it affects your other leg...

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    Well, is it a usual leg or do you have additional hardware?

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    Just how tight are these pants?

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    Haha, Either its in your head or its just the pressure of the phone in your pocket. The amount of radiation from cell phones is so miniscule it should not effect you.
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    Sometimes I would feel my leg vibrate like my phone was going off, but it never was... But nothing with my iPhone, yet.... But the radiation levels shouldn't be affecting you like that.. At least, I don't think..
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    Sometimes my iPhone 3G makes my leg feel like its going to fall off and just a bunch of blood is going to start squirting everywhere.

    Sometimes it's completely fine...

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    Ok, is it like when you're on a boat and when you get off you can still feel the motion of the ocean? Phone is there and vibrates, etc, so you feel weird/pain when it's not.

    My ears used to hurt without my headphones... comes from 16 hours of iPod a day. I also hear music constantly, lol.

    Anyways, I doubt it's going to drop off. If it does, sue.

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    I have a radiation reader at work I will test it and get back to you but I am sure the phone is safe being apple would be out of bussness after a few law suites if this is true. I would think they have put the phone through the ringer test wise and keep in mind it is lic by the FCC

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    Sometimes I would feel my leg vibrate like my phone was going off, but it never was...
    This is an actual condition. They reported about it on NBC, saying it was mostly a problem with Blackberries. Ill google and see if i can find more info.

    Dylan

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    I spoke with Apple Customer Support about this. They said there were no similar cases with the new 3g version of the iPhone yet, but there were some with the old 2g version. Assuming nothing is wrong with the device, he said it could possibly be 1 of 2 things: (1) sensitivity to the wireless signal the phone puts out or (2) sensitivity to the electrical signal the phone uses to detect it's being touched.

    So I decided to test my iPhone in Airplane Mode, and I felt the same pain.

    So, my current guess is that it cannot be the signal from the phone. It may either be part of the touch screen or a fault in the phone.

    I'm going to try having my friend carrying it around and carrying around another iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolpenguin89 View Post
    Dang that is crazy... I thought that I was weird, or something was wrong with my leg!!!!
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    Hmm, this pretty interesting. Hope it's not a problem w/ the iPhone 'cuz I'd hate to have to get rid of it!
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