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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'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 4:02:49 PM , Rating: 1
but mere mortals cannot afford the price premium like i can
bullshit again, any mere mortal can afford mac mini or macbook on ebay, if they don't have a few additional hundred $$$ to blow on a brand new one
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?
haha, but these people don't spend their time on DT making idiotic posts about Apple, here's the difference
if i want to write a native app for the mac though i gotta suck iDick to get approval before it is published
Are you just a simple kind of moron or a totally braindead fucked up beyond repair kind? who told you you have to ask Apple's permission to publish your app for the Mac??? you are sooo dumb.... you are approaching the chicko level now, you don't know the MOST BASIC FACTS: nobody will ever check your Mac app, not even Apple, you're free to publish ANYTHING for a Mac ANYWHERE. do you understand that SIMPLEST OF THE SIMPLEST FACTS? or not? I guess you need to see a doctor too :))
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.
hahaha, idiot, if I were Apple fanatic of course I'd buy a few macbooks instead of my gaming notebooks. you never understand that I'm only making fun of the winzelaots like you :)) no winzealots and generally dumb posters on DT - no my harsh comments either. got this one, dumbo? :)))

P.S. macbooks are not high end enough gaming gear for me, mostly because of Crysis and Clear Sky, these two will fry its eggs hehe :) if I were into moderate gaming, you know something older school like bioshock, then I might have got a macbook, the 17 inch one is uber sweet machine, but alas, they are not ready for high end gaming just yet

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