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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 themaster08 on 6/30/2009 6:14:35 PM , Rating: 2
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
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 :))
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
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.

"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone

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