This phone is HOT

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gagoots, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Gagoots macrumors regular

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    I mean literally. My new black 16GB black is very warm to the touch when in use. Does anyone else notice this?
     
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  3. Fontane macrumors regular

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    I noticed the same thing but thought it was because i was in my car. Will test further.
     
  4. mojo pin macrumors regular

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    Mine does too! It's not to the extent that I'm worried about it, but it definitely does get noticeably warm.
     
  5. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    My 4S get's pretty warm when in heavy use/facetime. I think it's normal...

    Unless it's like uncomfortably warm/burning.

    Computers get warm when used.
     
  6. mojo pin macrumors regular

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    That's what I thought at first, too. But I've noticed it inside as well.
     
  7. Snoosedaddy macrumors regular

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    Noticed the same with my Black/32GB. When I get my Incipio DualPro case, I am sure it will be moot. Definitely snappier I must say.
     
  8. hobsgrg macrumors 6502

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    Yes I noticed it getting warm. With it being so thin I guess there isn't much between your hand and the source of the heat inside. It's not uncomfortably hot though
     
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    Heatgate! Yellowgate! Batterygate! Scuff-gate! Map-Gate!
     
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  12. Gagoots thread starter macrumors regular

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    It runs from warm to quite hot.
     
  13. Farplaner macrumors 6502

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    I suppose it's the same kind of warm as the new iPad?
     
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    Why not combine them all in one expression? iGate! :D
     
  15. 3rd Rock macrumors 6502

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    One of the first hands on a bit ago said that it ran warm, but not Hot nor too warm to hold. Longer one has it on the warmth will be more noticeable.
     
  16. Gagoots thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been using the 4 up until an hour ago and I've noticed an alarming difference. I'm not trying to bash the product which I just bought two of, I'm just tying to see if I have a defective one.
     
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    i been using mine since 9 am this morning and it hasn't got warm yet, my 4s did get warm a lot but who knows time will tell i suppose!
     
  19. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    The metal is likely acting as a "natural" heatsink. Plus, the phone and layers are considerably thinner. Just my $0.02.
     
  20. mykem macrumors regular

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    Unlike glass, aluminium is a much better heat conductor. It's the reason why heat-sinks are machined out of aluminium. You're feeling the heat in the unibody because it's dissipating heat. The upside to that is that the internal will stay cooler.
     
  21. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    or 5-gate.
     
  22. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

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    Even under heavy use, I am yet to see a temp increase, Unlike my iPad 3
     
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    Just in time for the fall/winter weather in the US.
     

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