After reports of white iPhones changing color due to heat, Apple has addressed the problem. The reason? The summer heat wave! For what it is worth, my 32GB 3GS does get warm while in heavy use, but I have never experienced what I would say was “hot.”
Apple says to operate the phone where the temperature is between 32º and 95º Fahrenheit. The forecast high today in South Texas is 102º! Great excuse to stay in the AC all day, is it not?!? Seriously, I could see there being problems if I were to leave my iPhone in my vehicle while we are experiencing temperatures over 100º. Have any of you experienced the temperature screen yet? Full story from Apple.
Is Apple actually addressing the problem, or are they setting the stage to have little responsibility for overheating phones?
Note: When this message appears, the device may still be able to make emergency calls.
Some conditions and activities that may activate the Temperature warning message:
- Leaving the device in a car on a hot day.
- Leaving it in direct sunlight for extended amounts of time.
- Using certain applications in hot conditions or direct sunlight for long periods of time, such as GPS tracking in a car on a sunny day or listening to music while in direct sunlight.