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  • White iPhone 3GS turn Brown on Overheating?!
    There seems to be some new issues with the iPhone 3GS, besides the sound issues reported before. Instead of cracking like the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS turns brown if overheated!



    A user claims discoloration of his iPhone due to overheating, possibly because of excessive 3G and GPS usage. It seems like an outline of the battery inside which got overheated badly, though not bad enough to burn someone's lap . . .



    This issue seems be unique to the user as there are no other reports of such discoloration of any new White iPhone 3GS' and we hope it remains unique. The user reports that his phone has been sent in for analysis and he might be getting a replacement soon.

    [NowhereElse via Engadget]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: White iPhone 3GS turn Brown on Overheating?! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. marys25's Avatar
      marys25 -
      that looks more like a dark red...also a purple....tho it hasn't happen to mine yet
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      I never buy white phones anyway... any dirt or anything shows up clearly. Black is the way to go imo.
    1. tweegster's Avatar
      tweegster -
      I am sure apple would supply a replacement if this happens to anyone. Hopefully it doesn't happen to mine, but I am sure that a quick call would resolve the issue
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      Wow they need liquid cooling that would help alot but its just a phone
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Terrible news.
    1. dchandler's Avatar
      dchandler -
      I bought the White 32gig and had to take mine back once already because my screen stopped work, i hope my phone dont turn colors on me too.
    1. marys25's Avatar
      marys25 -
      i had to get mine replaced cause the camera was conflicting with the hardware...dont ask me how but it wouldn't take pic's or vid's and when i retored the camera app crashed and would reboot the phone...they replaced it right away
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Hmmm im sure this will probably wont be a huge problem. I havent noticed my 3G S getting very warm at all and i can do ALOT of browsing sometimes. My 3G used to get pretty hot but my 3G S has not gotten hot yet so because of that i thought they might have done something to maybe make it less likely to over heat. At least mines black though just in case....
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Also sometimes the dye from pants can stain objects in your pocket like this. Looks purple to me also.

      Is it me or does the word iPhone look different between those 2 pics?
    1. Limegrntaln's Avatar
      Limegrntaln -
      I would just keep getting it replaced until they did something about it. No reason to get a screen protector or a cover if they are going to be replacing it every week...
    1. midgetadam's Avatar
      midgetadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      Is it me or does the word iPhone look different between those 2 pics?
      Just the lighting from each pic, it's just the way the chrome was reflecting
    1. tweegster's Avatar
      tweegster -
      well I just noticed 2 small imperfections on my 32gig white iphone in the lower left / right sides of the screen. Lucky for me Best Buy rep that sold it to me refused to take it back and replace it. So i called for the Manager and not only did they replace it but they also threw in a bonus of unlimited txt / mms messages onto my package

      Now if only Rogers would offer true unlimited data for a reasonable price I would be very happy. Guess I will have to deal with the 6gig package for $30 a month
    1. nickswagger's Avatar
      nickswagger -
      Sh!t, I hope this don't happen to my 32gig
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Black all the way!!
    1. vincentpjimenez's Avatar
      vincentpjimenez -
      Perhaps the "S" stands for stain?

      Maybe its a new feature of the 3GS, an overheating warning before it burns the hands! I hope the discoloration is not permanent, like it turns brown when overheating then returns to normal color! that would be a great unannounced feature!
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Only "problem" I noticed on my 3GS is that sometimes the backlight doesn't turn on but the display is on. I can use the phone and all but there is no backlight until I press the sleep button and wake the phone, then the phone is normal.
    1. saint24's Avatar
      saint24 -
      Well... I just took my iPhone 3G to the Genius... Condescending Bar today reporting my black 16GB 3G overheating while in talk. 2 stories later.... "You have too many apps downloaded into the phone"... Ha! (6GB worth), then "you are running on the original profile you created when you registered your 1st iPhone and you need to fully back up every time you update your hardware and re-register under a new profile"... are you kiddin' me?????? Such bullcrap!!!! Then he takes out his little scope and notices that there is a pink stripe inside the bottom dock connector. Then proceeds to tell me that the phone has been submerged. Keep in mind that this phone was a refurbished phone which 2 months ago they gave me in replacement of a unit which was I was having network problems with and a dead pixel which I could not rescue. Then tells me (of course) that this waves the phones warranty. Offers me a service replacement of the same model (3G) for $199. Such crap. If any of you know what else I should do or how I can escalate this issue please reply to this post.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Just like last year, I was just about to go and buy one, then some crap rises to the surface to deter me (that's if I hear of any other reports)...ughhhhh
    1. -Blue-'s Avatar
      -Blue- -
      hey it's summer let your phone get a tan
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by marys25 View Post
      i had to get mine replaced cause the camera was conflicting with the hardware...dont ask me how but it wouldn't take pic's or vid's and when i retored the camera app crashed and would reboot the phone...they replaced it right away
      Same here, my iPhone 2G started rebooting everytime I tried to take a pic, but I realized it only used to happen when the iPhone was conencted to the PC.