iPhones are allergic to helium !

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iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by slipstick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:09 am

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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by xenopeek » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:20 am

From your article, everybody it seems. It's documented in Apple's user guide:
Exposing iPhone to environments having high concentrations of industrial chemicals, including near evaporating liquified gasses such as helium, may damage or impair iPhone functionality.
Not that anybody ever reads the safety information but perhaps now some will start.

Even then, are helium vents a big problem for people? I'll take vulnerability to helium over exploding batteries.
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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by lsemmens » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:49 am

I have a mate that maintains those sorts of machines, He will be interested. I think he likes fruit......:D
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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by Portreve » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:59 am

Well, there goes *my* birthday plans...

Lol... Just kidding, I don't own an iPhone.
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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:22 pm

It is less about Apple and iPhones than about micromechanical parts and how molecules - such as helium - can act on these parts...
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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by slipstick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:18 pm

absque fenestris wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:22 pm
It is less about Apple and iPhones than about micromechanical parts and how molecules - such as helium - can act on these parts...
But "iPhones are allergic to helium" is a catchier title than "Micromechanical parts are allergic to helium".
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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by xenopeek » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:28 pm

Any device using the same MEMS timing oscillator would have issues with gasses like helium. It's a wonder though. That thing is 1.2 mm², about the size of a grain of sand.
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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:32 pm

Better - and more expensive - smartphones from CAT are said to have gas filters installed (besides infrared photography...) - maybe they made a feature out of a bug...
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Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Post by Portreve » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:52 am

I wish I had the money to invest in futures for helium-preparing companies. :lol:
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