White iPhone 3GS units discoloring from excessive heat

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  1. Gershon macrumors member

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  2. iGeRmAn macrumors regular

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  3. YoungLew macrumors regular

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    mines fine, and i've been using lastfm app over 3g and i've used the GPS and 3G for prolonged periods.......
     
  4. Sam21 macrumors member

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    I just see it as a way to get a shiny replacement if something like that does go wrong :)
     
  5. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7C97d Safari/528.16)

    Yup. In a way, I'm hoping mine overheats. ;)
     
  6. FreAk6767 macrumors newbie

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    Yes,

    Mine seems to be faulty as well.
    3GS White 32Go.

    I called Apple in France this morning, the apple tech asked me a picture of my phone (attached here), and immidiately agreed an exchange.
    He is considering keeping my unit in the lab, to observe whats goin on.

    The new iphone will be sent within 24/48hrs, as I cannot stay without a phone (work). UPS will collect the faulty iPhone later.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    It was just reported on Fox News :eek:


    I wonder what Apple is going to do/say...
     
  8. gloss macrumors 601

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    You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
     
  9. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Maybe your processor was overclocked and is producing heat.
     
  10. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    Dang that is bad. Hopefully Apple has something on their minds to fix it. Was that just with normal use?
     
  11. ddavid macrumors regular

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  12. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    3GS processor are underclocked from 833MHz to 600MHz
     
  13. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Whoa it gives it the 1970's everyone smokes inside look.
     
  14. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Great.
    Just great.
    4 cracks in my housing already, and now it may turn pick.
    Awesome! Oh well, if this happens, at least Apple is a good company and will take care of their customers. Ive got 4 cracks but ill wait a while before reporting and replacing. I'd hate to take a phone from someone who has been waiting on it because I have some strictly cosmetic damage.
     
  15. linsam macrumors 6502

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    What about the black phones?

    The people with white phones are somewhat lucky because they can SEE the discoloration to know they have a problem. I have a black phone and am now concerned that I will be unable to detect if there is a problem lurking. :confused:
     
  16. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I know that, what I was saying was maybe his processor was overclocked causing it to produce a high amount of heat.
     
  17. joro macrumors 68020

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    Well people said they wanted different color iPhones didn’t they? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Gamst macrumors regular

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    So what you are saying is, what if my black iPhone discolours, but I can't see the discolouration, because it is black? ;)
     
  19. joro macrumors 68020

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    [sarcasm] Oh My, RACIST! :eek: [/sarcasm]
     
  20. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Ditto but it seems fine thus far...no cracks, dead pixels etc but it did get really hot once during GPS/Compass/Map use
     
  21. bvp663 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for posting this! I keep hearing all these reports of "many white users affected by overheating and case discoloration", but the only photos they ever reference are those ones that came out from that group in france. It seems like if it was a widespread issue there'd be more folks posting photos like yourself.
     
  22. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    I Popped into a Apple shop in the Bullring today and spoke to a apple lady regarding the burn marks on the white iphones.

    She said: She hasnt actually seen anyone with the issue, BUT Apple will NOT swap the units as they can only be burnt if they are "rubbed" against "something."

    She went onto mention how "whole" of the back should be burnt rather than the outsides of the battery.

    The battery obviously is flat and doesnt sit flush with the bend in the out/back casing.

    It seems Apple inniately are not going to "care" of customers with new iphone 3gs white purchases.
     
  23. jod1921 macrumors member

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    You would have to see the inside of the case to see if it is an apple issue or from using a 2.00 leather case. I bought a 2.00 case from amazon that i'm sure would do something like stain the hell out of a white Iphone. I didn't even bring it in the house it stunk so bad. I wouldn't be surprised if alot of these complaints aren't apples fault. Alot of people are pissed everyone wants an Iphone.
     
  24. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    Was she the cute one with the brace?
     

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