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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 10:05:04 PM , Rating: 1
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.
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! :)))
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
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? :)))
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? :)
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
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
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.

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