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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: Houston we have a problem.
By fsardis on 6/30/2009 8:31:50 PM , Rating: 2
i am running a so called "pro' laptop you idiot, i can run services on it when i see fit. stop arguing about the firewall because you are clueless. ports open and close all the time and the OSX out of the box has open ports. DEAL WITH IT. you are the one who cannot grasp the basics.

Firewalls have whitelists you moron and that is why it does not bother you all the time for known ports and services that you have allowed or were allowed automatically. on the other hand with OSX, if i get any kind of malware that will open up a port and send out my info, i will have no clue about it because the firewall is disabled by default. where is the security in that? I am the one who has no clue about TCP? news flash for you wanker, I am doing my PhD in an alternative protocol to TCP, you got a long way to go before you know half as I know about TCP.

ping of death was merely an example. I will let you know more when i get the time to have a go at it with a couple of packet forgers and fuzzers. In the mean time stfu because you are humiliating yourself as usual.

yes, my lexus allows me to control it manually if i want to, so does the jaguar. in the mean time it would be good if you tried to overcome the car analogy for every situation thrown at you because it does not fit.

hang on a sec, did you admit that macs are for mindless morons that do not know better and fall for what is advertised? seems to me like you did. see, i told you, slowly you will be admitting apple sucks. at least microsoft is not pretentious and the functionality they offer is much vaster than what OSX offers. maybe OSX is not for me, maybe i am used to linux and windows but can you explain to me how it makes sense to design a pro machine that has inadequate cooling and gets too hot to touch when i run the CPU at 100%? perhaps apple does not design the mbp to be run like a pro machine but rather as a cool thing to look at and let gather dust?
can you explain to me why the lexus has sharp edges and it cuts my wrists as i type? do you want proof pics or do you at least have the decency to believe what i am testifying?

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