iPhone 6 and a very strong magnet....

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I just purchased my second iPhone case from Rok-Form (my first one, CNC extruded from a solid block of aluminum, protected my iPhone 4S phone for almost three years under heavy use, very, very well) so I opted to purchase another case from them when the iPhone 6 arrived a few weeks ago. The mountable case can be seen here: -------->

Aluminum iPhone Case for iPhone 6 4.7'' Screen - Integrated Rokform Mounting System

It includes two mounting options and I chose the magnetic one. The magnet itself, if attached to, say, your refrigerator to see its strength, will need a knife or scraper to remove it...it is very strong and its small size (slightly larger than a dime) makes removal by your fingers very difficult (but don't ask me how I know this). ;D

My question is this. Are you aware of any type of damage that could occur by having a strong magnet on the back of my iPhone 6 mounted within the case?

I would assume if this was a problem Rok-Form probably would not be selling them. But the site does say that if you plan on using the electronic pay system they recommend NOT using the magnetic mount. Since I do not intend to use that, I opted to go the magnetic mount way.

As always, TIA!

Cheers!

Pat
 

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While there is electronics within the iPhone 6 that should be affected by an external magnet, the only things susceptible would be any mechanical pieces and obviously any metal in there..
 

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I would like to think that if a company made a case, they would have tested it. That said, magnets and electronics rarely mix well. Apple does caution against using magnetic objects with your iPhone (see here) but it seems that magnets only affect OIS and NFC however.
 

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