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According to reports the new iPhone 3G S's are overheating enough to discolor the plastic from white to pink or brown. The iPod Touches and iPhone 3G's are also suffering lesser heat issues, indicating firmware may be partially responsible. Apple has released no official word on the widespread reports.  (Source: Le Journal du Geek)
Apple's iPhone 3G S takes the heat

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.



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RE: display issue FUD
By Pirks on 6/30/2009 3:48:36 PM , Rating: 2
your little chiken brain, fsardis, didn't get a basic fact - I DO NOT bash Macs if I don't own one. you belong to the fanatic crowd, not to the poor crowd. some people are on welfare and complain about Macs because they envy rich people, but you are different kind, your problem is not in your welfare checks but in your stupidity and in your zealotry, just read your post about security, what a funny pile of bs :)))


RE: display issue FUD
By fsardis on 6/30/2009 5:37:41 PM , Rating: 2
you still failed to answer what is so difficult to use in windows. any ape like yourself can use it and any chimp can press next on a couple of dialogs to install and uninstall apps.
you have not stated a single undeniable fact yet.


RE: display issue FUD
By Pirks on 6/30/2009 7:15:38 PM , Rating: 1
you fuckhead never tried to install an admin rights requiring app like Rivatuner in Vista and then tell windefender to shut up and stop bothering with its stupid popups every time Vista boots.

and you lunacy victim also never tried to share your media library in Vista when you have public network(s) on it.

just shut your dirty hole already and stop telling me your lunacy stories about Windows simplicity. if you tried these things, ballmercocksuck, you'd learn a few harsh lessons about MS monkeys from Redmond who were unable to code their OS properly with regard to easy to use and sane UI.


RE: display issue FUD
By fsardis on 6/30/2009 8:17:32 PM , Rating: 1
ROFL! i do not use rivatuner but one software is hardly an example of what Windows can do or cannot do. What seems to be the problem? You are too stupid to disable UAC or perhaps you do not know how to add it to the firewall white list if it uses the network?

Yea i am sharing libraries in vista and have been for 2 years now without a single problem. my desktop does not have any public networks on it but my acer laptop does and it does not prevent it from sharing songs from the desktop and to the desktop. let me venture a guess; your problem is PEBCK or do you get the error 1D10T?

like i said, i am not a fanboy of any software company. I use all 3 of the main operating systems and OSX is worse than the other two in most things. sorry i repeatedly burst your bubble but i am simply stating facts here. i do not have much to prove anyway. you have admitted you do not use macs because they do not cover your needs and by extension you admit they are not as perfect as you claim they are. if you want to have at least a tiny bit of credibility i suggest you go splash cash for a mac pro or a mbp and run vista on it. then come and discuss how perfect the hardware is and why you justify spending extra to get nothing better than a dell apart from aluminium body. then again if you were not such a fuckwit you would have figured how to build your own PC and get an all aluminium case for it. lian li makes some cases that look like the mac pro. you can paint steve's ass on it to kiss it in the morning too.

all my posts are written on safari from OSX, just so you drop the whining about MS. Welcome to 2009 by the way, Win 7 is on RC and will be in retail in 3 months or so. In the mean time OSX still lacks basic interface customisation features that Windows has had since 2003.


RE: display issue FUD
By Pirks on 6/30/2009 10:05:04 PM , Rating: 1
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one software is hardly an example of what Windows can do or cannot do
One software is enough to demonstrate how stupid MS "designers" are.
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You are too stupid to disable UAC
You are too fucked up to realize that MS introduced thing called UAC just to get everyone disable it, LOL! :)))
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perhaps you do not know how to add it to the firewall white list
Perhaps you don't know the basics about Windefender if you keep writing BS like that above about "firewall white list" :))) hahaa
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my acer laptop does and it does not prevent it from sharing songs from the desktop and to the desktop
Don't lie to me, or do you want me to show you the error dialog that Vista shows when you try to share media library with a public network present? Why do you want me to publicly prove you a liar? So far you could squeeze out and keep posting BS but if I post a screenshot here that proves you a liar what will you say THEN, lunatic? :)))
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i am simply stating facts here
Yeah, I've seen your "facts" about sucking iDick before publishing Mac apps. Are you sure you don't need to see a doctor? :)
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splash cash for a mac pro or a mbp and run vista on it
And you buy a Lexus and put a motorcycle engine in it too :P
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Win 7 is on RC and will be in retail in 3 months or so
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 :)))


RE: display issue FUD
By themaster08 on 7/1/2009 6:55:56 AM , Rating: 2
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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 :)))

And how many years until OSX captures at least the same minor market share that Vista has now, huh? Tell me a story about that, lunatic.


RE: display issue FUD
By themaster08 on 6/30/2009 6:14:35 PM , Rating: 2
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I DO NOT bash Macs if I don't own one.

But you'll support Macs even though you don't own one? Doesn't make any logical sense.


RE: display issue FUD
By fsardis on 6/30/2009 6:53:48 PM , Rating: 1
because he is just a troll. he will not put his money where his mouth is. if he loves them so much and the graphics are so great he would get one and run win 7 on it. but he has admitted now the graphics are not so good. slowly he will be singing a different tune.

hey fuckwit, can you tell me why the lexus that is designed for advanced multimedia and for simple people cannot control the volume independently for applications like vista and win 7 does? can you explain why you keep comparing OSX to win xp instead of vista or win 7? it is 2009, not 2003 in case you haven't noticed. last time i checked, you evaluate a lexus based on what is on the market right now and not what was available 20 years ago.


RE: display issue FUD
By Pirks on 6/30/2009 7:56:23 PM , Rating: 2
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people cannot control the volume independently for applications
I'm moving volume slider in iTunes and the volume is changing just for iTunes, but keep lying please, I don't wanna hurt your faith :))
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why you keep comparing OSX to win xp
Why XP market share is so huge compared to Vista? ;) Tell me lunatic, tell me another funny story of yours :)))


RE: display issue FUD
By Pirks on 6/30/2009 7:19:32 PM , Rating: 1
supporting Macs != ridiculing winzealots, I'd ridicule them about Linux too but their chicken brains are focused on the most successful market player now (Apple), nobody cares about Linux.

otherwise I'd be called "Linux zealot" here, although I wouldn't give a shit about it, I'd just catch some lulz here reading posts from dumb people like chicko or fsardis or any other winzealot.

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


RE: display issue FUD
By themaster08 on 7/1/2009 6:20:07 AM , Rating: 2
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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

Basically you've just admitted that you're a troll. Thanks for that confirmation, although we've known all along.


RE: display issue FUD
By xDrift0rx on 7/2/2009 1:48:34 PM , Rating: 2
i think the arguments with Pirks are FAR more entertaining than the short articles posted by DT. It's funny to see him bring up the same failure points everytime.


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