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?