1. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    Why are they there?

    One looks like it says FCC. One looks like a garbage can with an X over it. A C, an E, and an exclamation point.

    Why do they have to be there?
    04-10-2012 10:25 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    Why are they there?

    One looks like it says FCC. One looks like a garbage can with an X over it. A C, an E, and an exclamation point.

    Why do they have to be there?
    Most of these symbols indicate only that the iPhone has received approval to use the various frequency spectra reserved for mobile and wireless communications and that it has passed various safety checks. We dove into hundreds of pages of regulations to see what the iPhone's various tramp stamps mean.

    Ask Ars: What are those symbols on the back of the iPhone?
    04-10-2012 10:35 PM
  3. saynt j's Avatar
    This information is on the exterior of the iPhone because, in the short-sighted wisdom that Apple loves to employ, the iPhone does not have a removable battery cover. If you have any other branded smartphones lying around, look under the battery and you will see similar information.
    Last edited by SayntJ; 04-11-2012 at 10:01 AM.
    04-11-2012 09:56 AM
  4. Apple Ifad's Avatar
    I think it looks neat. Kinda like the Led Zepplin 4 album cover.
    04-12-2012 12:47 AM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Notice that when the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 came out last year on Verizon, it didn't contain all that stuff on the back.
    04-12-2012 05:32 AM
  6. saynt j's Avatar
    I think it looks neat. Kinda like the Led Zepplin 4 album cover.
    I'm searching now for a way to make a custom back cover with those symbols on it. Hahaha
    04-12-2012 09:30 AM
  7. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    It's patent stuff too right?
    04-12-2012 09:32 AM
  8. Charles00's Avatar
    I think it looks neat. Kinda like the Led Zepplin 4 album cover.
    04-12-2012 10:15 AM
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