white iPhone 3GS Overheats

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fabianvs, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  2. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Not here

    Im going to run GPS with 3g on my way home for an hour see how hot it gets. So far this guy has the only case.

  3. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    i was gonna buy a white one, but not after this
  4. mynameisrichard macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Santa Ana, Orange County, CA
    The 3G and 3GS use the same case. I've had my white 3G since the day it came out. I run GPS on 3G all the time. With either Google Maps or XGPS. I run them solely as GPS and though my phone gets a little warm, it's not hot and it surely doesn't disfigure. The only reason my phone isn't a perfect bright white is cause it's a year old now and it's gotten dirty cause I run it caseless. So Dsr1205, you're making a mistake for not wanting to get a white phone. It looks amazing.
  5. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
  6. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    My 3G did this browning... noticed for the first time recently.
    It's not just a 3GS thing.

    My 3GS is black. Glad now.
  7. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Did not happen to my 3G, hope it don't happen to my new one.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its just not the white 3GS that has the problem, the black as well, its just that the color is not changing on the black. I've noticed my 3GS getting much warmer then my old 3G ever did.
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    Your 3G won't get as hot as the 3GS because it has a much slower CPU and GPU.

    It is absolutely possible that the casing on the iPhone have an issue handling the extra heat, or just that there are a bad batch of them out there that are more susceptible to this problem.

    Or, the guy could be making it up for attention. It almost looks like he put it on top of his toaster oven.
  10. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    if this happened to a black one, no one would see it anyways
    so I doubt if it is a problem it would only happen to white ones but it's only visible on white ones
  11. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Not sure if I buy this.

    Had maps running and tracking on 3g for an hour and it barley got luke warm. There are millions of whites out there and if this was a real issue it would be a lot bigger then a couple of cases. Worst case if it happens i will switch it out.


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