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)

Windows 7 public beta available NOW


Thought you might like a heads-up that the Windows 7 beta is available for download right now. I’m pleasantly surprised, I was expecting more like sometime this evening. Of course, you can’t get near the download page right now, because it’s so busy. Don’t worry, within an hour, it’ll be all over Bittorrent.

A quick recap, for those of you who didn’t see this post. Windows 7 is Microsoft’s new OS, and they’re looking at a release somewhere in the second half of this year. This is a public beta, which means that it’s unsupported. If it screws up your PC, then you’ve got to fix it, so unless you’re happy mucking about with PC innards, don’t install it.

Download Windows 7 Beta (via Ars Technica)

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