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Old 06-14-2011, 06:50 AM
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I was out bream fishing two days ago - a nice toasty 97 degrees. Iphone laying on the seat next to me. It shows a yellow caution sign on the screen with the word "temperature". Come on now - you mean to tell me this technological marvel can't take as much heat as I can. Has anyone else had this problem. It would not work again until I got it back to the truck and put it under some AC.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by cudacat View Post
I was out bream fishing two days ago - a nice toasty 97 degrees. Iphone laying on the seat next to me. It shows a yellow caution sign on the screen with the word "temperature". Come on now - you mean to tell me this technological marvel can't take as much heat as I can. Has anyone else had this problem. It would not work again until I got it back to the truck and put it under some AC.
How is this a problem? The phone is pretty much idiot proof?


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Old 06-14-2011, 07:02 AM
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From their technical Specs:
Environmental requirements
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
(0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F
(-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

As you can see - not the best. Ambient temps across the country are frequently north of 95 degrees.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:06 AM
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Yes, the iPhone is predisposed to over-heating...been that way since day-one. I believe there is a warning about this in the iPhone's documentation -- something about don't play MP3, don't use the GPS function, don't watch videos if the iPhone is in sunlight or a warm environment as the phone will overheat and turn itself off.

From 2009: Apple has issued a warning on its support pages regarding iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS overheating, marking the first time the company has officially acknowledged the problem. ...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/16777...s_sort_of.html



From 2011: An Apple discussion board is on fire with issues regarding iOS 4.3.1 and the fact that it may be causing some iPhone handsets to overheat and suffer short battery life. Many users are saying that battery life on the smartphone has decreased dramatically, and that phones will occasionally overheat while in use.

http://www.intomobile.com/2011/04/05...ng-some-users/
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You shouldn't leave it sitting in direct sunlight, but other than that have never had a problem.

I would be surprised if other smartphones didn't have similar temperature issues.

Eyeball, I'm on my 3rd (model) iphone here in sunny S. Florida, and have never had an issue with overheating, save the handful of times I have left one of them sitting in the sun on a patio table etc. (I leave it sitting on top of my console under the t-top all of the time)
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My iPhone4 would not work one day when I left it on the console in the sun and it also read, "Temperature," on the screen. I put it in the console, out of the sun and it worked normally five minutes later. I now keep a hat or something over it and there has been no issue. It seems the more complicated this stuff becomes the more sensitive (touchy) it becomes.
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Yeah that happened to mine once.. I was freaked out I didnt know it did that.. What if I needed to make an emergency call.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:23 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it. I say mine on top of the toaster over one time (don't know why). My wife used the freakin oven and my phone was so hot you couldn't hold it. That warning came on but when it cooled off it was back to normal.
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Yes,if you leave it in the sun it will overheat but it'll be fine one it cools off
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:47 AM
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Had my work issued blackberry right next to my Iphone and it never missed a beat. Guess I will put it under the console next time.
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post

Eyeball, I'm on my 3rd (model) iphone here in sunny S. Florida, and have never had an issue with overheating, save the handful of times I have left one of them sitting in the sun on a patio table etc. ...

I think the point is that a "regular" cell phone will not over heat if left sitting in the sun. And I'd be surprised if the iPhone is the only "smart" phone that does. All of the smart phones are processing huge amounts of data and processing data causes heat. Not entirely unlike the early laptop computers...new technology processing huge chunks of data in a small, confined space. Overheating was/is to be expected, at least for the time being.

Folks are reporting the newest version of iApple's iPhone iOperating-System is causing shorter batter life and more internal heat. That tells me there is some new computations going on inside the iPhone that wasn't going on with the previous iOS release. No big deal, iApple is good about fixing that kind of stuff with a new iOS release.
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