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BertieS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Has anyone experienced any numbness in their hand after holding the phone?

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  • Kennef3G Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Are you blaming your own fysical problems because of your iPhone? HAHA
  • Tonybabo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You think it's the antenna being to close? Some people say cell phones can be dangerous I wonder if the antenna being on the outside makes it worse?
  • docchris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ha! the power output of ANY phone's antenna is way way way below what could have any noticeable effect to the human body.

    personally i would suggest it due to the relatively sharp edges of the phone, the way you hold it, maybe its resting on a blood vessel a little hard/digging in a bit more than most phones and cutting off the circulation a little (like if you sit cross legged for too long and your leg goes to sleep.)
  • franzenkris Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I would have to say that this phone is much heavier than the previous phones, although I never felt what the original phone weighed, so it might be that. By the way how long does it take holding the phone to make your hand go numb?
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 Level 6 (9,330 points)
    They weigh the same...


    There is a lot more RF radiation just in the background than you are getting from any phone...

    Glor
  • franzenkris Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    It sure feels like it weighs more even though it says they are the same.
  • StevenB4 Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)
    Yeah it does but just because it is more dense then the previous iPhones
  • Grinster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am definitely noticing the numbness. Some people are more sensitive to it than others. I used to experience numbness with older phones when I held them up my ear, and now I'm definitely noticing it with the iPhone 4, presumably because of the new antenna (and I've had all 3 previous models without issue). You're not alone / crazy
  • iPhone Lexington Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    So when was the last time you actually let go of your phone? . . .
  • D-28 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I noticed it when I was holding it in an uncomfortable fashion due to Steve Jobs insisting I was holding it wrong. When I purchased a case to cover the iPhone and went back to holding it in the meat of my hand, the issue went away. I'll add that I have a chronic, but very mild and mitigated version of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • ctter Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
    BertieS wrote:
    Has anyone experienced any numbness in their hand after holding the phone?


    You should put it down after 10 hours of use.
  • Jerry_G Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Grinster wrote:
    I am definitely noticing the numbness.You're not alone / crazy



    Yes, you both are. There is *no way* in the physical world for any radiation from the phone to cause numbness. I repeat, _NO WAY_. If you had 1/2 a scientific brain, you'd understand this.

    Just where is the numbness? If it's the thumb and 2nd and 3rd digits, it's a median nerve problem from either C spine foraminal stenosis or it's carpal tunnel syndrome. If it's the 4th and 5th digits it's an ulnar nerve problem from your wrist, elbow, or C spine. If you really have numbness, go see an orthopedic surgeon.
  • 80skids Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So today is the only day I had my iPhone out of a case since the Apple Store release day I decided to do the whole Zagg shield front and back I had to take the case off because the front Zagg shield kept coming off on the left side. But as I have been holding the iPhone no case the metal sides have actually been making my hand numb and part of my arm I was holding it with my right hand so I tried holding it in my left hand same thing and the numbness actually gets worse and If I am holding it on the sides and scroll down on the touch screen thru a website or web page you can feel a static discharge when scrolling I actually had to set the phone on a table because it got so bad I never experienced this with the iPhone 3G or 3GS. When I had a case on it no issues metal and current never a good mix at least on the part you need to hold on to. It could be bad shielding or a bad batch of phones its bound to happen with products in this world nothings is full proof but yes I am having the same issue as you.
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    You are noticing numbness because you're holding your hand in the air when you have the phone next to your ear and circulation to your hand decreases because it is above your heart.

    It has nothing to do with the phone but your own circulatory system.
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