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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. dclopez's Avatar
      dclopez -
      The same used to happen to the White macbook. However, Apple claimed that it was my fault and not the over heat.
    1. rwmotorsports's Avatar
      rwmotorsports -
      I hope this doesn't happen with both of my white phones. Good thing I've got connections at my local Apple Store.
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      I like the posts talking about black to keep it dirt free. Like a black car dirt will show up more on the black iPhone. The white iPhone will reflect light making it hard to see any dirt but a black iPhone that absorbs more light will make you able to see all the detail including the amount of dirt.

      I hope this guy gets his iPhone replaced, I am thinking its just a defect in his phone.
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Busted up to all the white phones, black was always better imho.
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      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.
      I have had this problem also but only once. Othewise the phone works great!!!
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      "besides the sound issues reported before."

      When was that reported? Just curious, cause ill be texting and the button sounds sometimes dont make noise. Also ill be watching a video and the sound just stops in the middle of viewing... anyone else having this issue?
    1. PabloInTheSky's Avatar
      PabloInTheSky -
      that sucks hopefully this doesn't start happening to everyone with the white 3gs so glad i got the black one :-D
    1. ODB25's Avatar
      ODB25 -
      Damn one guys phone is waterproof and the other guys phone is overheating!! Suggestion: don't use your phone by water or use it so much that it burns through your hands!
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      I bet Apple is going to re-release the phone again... sucks for ppl who already got the 3GS lol

      Why would a guy want a white one anyway? It looks so feminine lol
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      I'm still getting the white. I don't care what you sheep say :-X
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Well, Ive had the white for a week....no burn yet. It doesnt really get that hot.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      This won't deter me from getting the white one. My white 16gb 3G never had any issues so I am getting the white 3GS. Naturally there are going to be a few bum phones manufactured. It happens with every product that is mass produced.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      I'm still getting the white. I don't care what you sheep say :-X
      Just get the blk one....or have cpjr change the back to blk one.
    1. dookie454's Avatar
      dookie454 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mista Brothason View Post
      I bet Apple is going to re-release the phone again... sucks for ppl who already got the 3GS lol

      Why would a guy want a white one anyway? It looks so feminine lol

      I agreee, just like the WII and the Xbox 360, they are both white and look like old white plastic after about a week.

      My 1yr old black Iphone still looks like pure sweetness no matter how close you are and I quit using a protector months ago and looks great, dropped it in Lake St. Clair two days ago, dried it out, still going. Apple = Impressive.

      But, think about it, if you get white then every 3 months you can get a new phone because of the "overheating" image on the back. Any white plastic I've ever seen turns brown with age, so add a little heat to it and it's just going to happen faster.
    1. charlyc's Avatar
      charlyc -
      Quote Originally Posted by saint24 View Post
      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.
      Moisture detection is in the headphone jack not the dock connector.
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      i wonder if they decided to do what Trent Reznor did with the Year Zero CD, and that whenever you put the disc in a CD player, the heat from generated from the CD player turned the disc from white to black...

      Cause that would be kinda cool actually, having a white phone turn color based on heat...

      Or a black one turning white...

      just a thought...

      ...

      Okay maybe not :-P
    1. iFokust's Avatar
      iFokust -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      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.
      I have this exact problem too.
      Fido is already sending me a new 3GS because of a small chip on the screen that wasn't caused by me. I only noticed the backlight issue 2 days ago. Woe is the life of early adopters!

      I was on the fence on launch day on whether to get a black or white 32gb. I did a quick search with my old 3G while at the counter which pissed a few people off behind me but hey, it was a big decision.

      I'm not a big fan of the white but the salesperson was trying to convince me they had better resale value and they were harder to come by blah blah blah.
      I ended up with the black because i had a feeling the white would show a lot of grime over time (like my old white MacBook). I'm glad I did after reading this post!
    1. scottvalentine's Avatar
      scottvalentine -
      Quote Originally Posted by charlyc View Post
      Moisture detection is in the headphone jack not the dock connector.
      On the 3G there are 2 water sensors, bottom of headphone jack and behind the dock connector
    1. 12jmartinez's Avatar
      12jmartinez -
      gawsh i hope this doesnt happen to mine
    1. djjessejames's Avatar
      djjessejames -
      once you go black you never... u know the rest.

      White was for iPods, I dislike the colour so always stayed black.

      Although i did manage to get a white one for cheap so I could care less if it gets dirty.