Apple responds to iPhone 3GS overheating risk


Apple has put an official warning on its website in response to the mass panic on the internet regarding the apparent overheating of many users’ iPhone 3GSs.

Apple warns that the device should only be used where the temperature is between 0º and 35º C, so presumably people living in Dubai, or somewhere equally as hot, can’t use their iPhones outdoors? Additionally iPhones should be stored where the temperature is between -20º and 45º and not left inside cars in hot weather.

The warning states that if the interior temperature of the device exceeds normal operating temperatures, the device may stop charging, display dimmer, have a weak signal or a temperature warning screen may even appear.

Some users have complained, via internet forums, that their devices have become warped or even turned a pinkish colour after overheating. Not good.

It’s not really Apple’s fault that we’re currently in the midst of a heat-wave but surely the iPhone shouldn’t be overheating when it’s being used within the temperature guidelines. Some users are complaining that this is exactly what’s happening – particularly whilst charging.

Have you been affected by iPhone overheating? Let us know using the comments function.

(via The Guardian)

The latest burning tech: Sony recalls dodgy Vaio laptops


Cast your mind back to the number of notebook batteries recalled last year due to the risk of them exploding and taking out delicate bits of anatomy on the way.

One seriously affected company was Sony, and it seems the company’s woes aren’t over yet. It’s just recalled 73,000 Vaio TZ-Series laptops sold in the US because of the potential risk of a short-circuit of wires near the hinge that could lead to users being burnt.

The telltale sign of a problem is if there’s a loose screw in the hinge. Loose, possibly, because it’s been touching up electric cables…