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Apple admits its Iphones are overheating - the INQUIRER reports


Don't use them in Britain this summer

By Nick Farrell

Friday, 3 July 2009, 12:13

WHILE WE WERE reporting that some of Apple's new Iphones are getting hot enough to discolour their casings, we failed to notice that Job's Mob was advising punters not to use them when the temperature is a little hot.

This will be news to those Iphone users who battled with the UK's heatwave this week, but apparently Apple revised a support document about Iphone temperature to include the Iphone 3GS.

Apparently you can operate an Iphone - either 3G or 3GS - only where the temperature is between zero and 35 degrees Celsius, which translates to 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit for you INQ readers in the US.

High-temperature conditions might temporarily shorten battery life or cause the device to temporarily stop working properly, warns Apple.

This could explain why many Iphone users have also been reporting that battery life on their pretty toys is not what Apple marketing had claimed.

Apparently you should not leave your phone in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed the safe operating range. We guess that carrying one around in your pocket is also a bad idea.

However this means Apple finally has a reason for overheating Iphones that is not based on poor design. It can blame the British weather just like we all do. µ


The exact article from the Inquirer without modifications

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