Apple boldly advertises the slogan "It just works", but Apple has its share of issues just like any other tech company. Among the recent problems included Mac display issues (which have been ongoing for over a year) and iPhone signal issues (also a year old problem).
Now another familiar problem has been reported. Apple's hot new iPhone is not just getting hot figuratively, it's getting hot literally. Reports of Apple's handsets turning toasty and colorizing from white to a toasty brown or rosy pink have been widely reported.
Reportedly, the phones are more likely to overheat when playing games or using the GPS. The iPhone 3G S packs a much faster CPU and graphics processor than its predecessor, a likely source of the heating issues. However, Apple thus far has denied the reports and refused to comment that there is a problem with the handsets.
Melissa J. Perenson of PC World is among those whose iPhone 3G S is overheating. She writes, "And at some point, I became aware the handset had become very hot. Very, very hot — not just on the back, but the entire length of the front face, too. I was using a game, and then later the Web browser for reading the news about Michael Jackson, all over a Wi-Fi connection while plugged in. And in those circumstances, well…toasty doesn’t even describe how surprisingly hot it got. It was too hot to even put the phone against my face. No discoloration to report, though; I have the black handset, and didn’t see any effects."
OS power management also may be to blame. Reportedly, iPhones and iPod touches upgraded to the new OS v3.0 have also been heating up. Writes Wired.com's Charlie Sorrel, "To add to the confusion, I have noticed my 2G iPod Touch getting a lot hotter than usual since updating to the v3.0 software. This happens while web browsing, and the battery is draining fast, too. I have no idea if this is related, but if it is it could point at some bad power-management software in OS 3.0."
Ultimately, it may be a combination of hardware and firmware power management that's causing the new iPhone to overload.
quote: Personally, I love them both. I am the Gandhi of PCs, I think both Mac and Windows are beautiful in their own ways. It's those damn linux users that get on my nerves :)
quote: Apple insists its price premiums are for better products; the rest of us see their products as supermodels
quote: they're given "hip" status for some reason. A guy with that much love for his PC is a "nerd." How is that fair?
quote: content censorship
quote: lack of hardware innovations since moving to the x86 platform
quote: The problem is, most of the people HERE are smart
quote: but mere mortals cannot afford the price premium like i can
quote: there are people i know driving bentleys and rolls royce and maybach and they still think apple is overpriced and refuse to pay for one. are they on welfare too?
quote: if i want to write a native app for the mac though i gotta suck iDick to get approval before it is published
quote: why don't you buy one of them since you are a gamer and they have such great graphics and overall quality? they can run windows just fine after all. put your money where your mouth is.
quote: It's because PC is for techies, and Mac is for the mere mortals. Techies were always considered nerdy in this society, so blame it (society).
quote: one software is hardly an example of what Windows can do or cannot do
quote: You are too stupid to disable UAC
quote: perhaps you do not know how to add it to the firewall white list
quote: my acer laptop does and it does not prevent it from sharing songs from the desktop and to the desktop
quote: i am simply stating facts here
quote: splash cash for a mac pro or a mbp and run vista on it
quote: Win 7 is on RC and will be in retail in 3 months or so
quote: And how many years until Win7 captures at least the same minor market share that Vista has now, huh? Tell me a story about that, lunatic :)))
quote: I DO NOT bash Macs if I don't own one.
quote: people cannot control the volume independently for applications
quote: why you keep comparing OSX to win xp
quote: and if I were supporting Apple FOR REAL I'd buy a few Macs already. you zealots are unfortunately too dumb to understand that. sigh