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I-Phone Muktzah Status

What type of muktza is an I-phone?


The status of an I-phone is a kli shemelachto l’issur. While they are valuable items which one is generally careful with, they do not have the status of chesaron kis, as they are handled and transported normally. They are not kept in a specific place for safekeeping and would be used to hold down something as a paperweight or similar uses. This would certainly be true if the phone had a case which protects it, and is always attached to the phone.

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