White iPhone 3GS overheating?

White iPhone 3GS overheating?

Everyone knows iPhone 3GS is wildly popular, selling over a million units the first week. What’s not to love? With better battery life, a 3 megapixel auto-focus camera, awesome video recording with YouTube uploading and voice control features, Apple wins once again. But when the white back cover turns a light and toasty shade of brown, iPhone 3GS is really getting hot—in a bad way.

Nowhere Else posted images of a discolored white iPhone 3GS, noting the discoloration was the result of overheating while using GPS over 3G wireless. Other users have reported that iPhone 3GS tends to gets very warm on the back of the device, so this may not be an isolated incident.

I just moved from an HTC Touch Pro to iPhone 3GS and I’ve actually been impressed that there is less heat on my new iPhone than with my old HTC. I was on vacation in an area that I don’t know very well when I bought my new 32GB iPhone 3GS, so GPS was in use on almost every drive and I didn’t notice a heat issue. Perhaps only the 16GB  version is overheating?

How about you? Do you have an iPhone 3GS? What size is yours and is it overheating or not?

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  1. Philip Smock
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    I was using my 3Gs 32GB taking video(2.5min.) and through the case the phone was very hot. I can only imagine how hot it actually was if I remove the case.

  2. Mike
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    I have a 3GS, white, 16GB. I was in Kruger National park last week and used the Video/Camera function throughout the day every day and edited the said vidoes and pics. I noticed it did get warm, but not hot. It wasn’t like I could no longer hold the phone because of the heat!

  3. Posted July 12, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    My 32GB (black) remains quite cool.

    That’s at least partially because of the owner though.


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