Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to NicJD1111)
I would guess that you are placing the iphone 5 near the right side of your notebook. Most likely the magnets int eh speakers/microphone are tripping the lid close switch making the notebook thinking that the screen has been closed putting the system to sleep.
I used to have that happen to me all the time when I would accidentally set a portable hard disk on the palm rest of my MacBook Pro. The magnet in the HD would trip the lid close sensor and put the system to sleep.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to NicJD1111)
Just guessing here, but I suspect your phone is triggering the Reed Switch was is sleeping your screen.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to NicJD1111)
It only happens when the phone is on the left side of the computer. To the left of the mouse pad.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to NicJD1111)
Same here. Mine only happens when my phone is literally ON the computer, to the left of the trackpad. It's so weird.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to NicJD1111)
I just discovered this by accident today. I thought I was crazy but after I was able to get it to do it several times, I knew something was up. Glad to see other people have discovered this too.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2013 9:38 PM (in response to NicJD1111)
its called the hall effect. it is caused primarily by the magnets in the speakers of the iphone. I have the iPhone 5 and the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2012 model 2.5 ghz. It only happens on the left side of the touchpad.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 7:59 AM (in response to NicJD1111)
My MacBook Pro turns off when the camera of my iPhone 5s hits the fn-key.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2014 8:23 PM (in response to Hugo97)
it happens with me when my iphone5 is to the left of the trackpad !