Too hot to handle

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.

Reports that the iPhone 3GS is having overheating problems have surfaced last week, merely days after the devices was launched. Incidents of overheating BlackBerry units were also reported earlier this year.

Over the last few days, many iPhone 3GS users have been reporting that Apple’s new iPhone 3GS is getting abnormally hot when used in various environments. PC World’s Melissa J. Perenson noted in her report that she was experiencing the same phenomenon with her new 16GB iPhone 3GS.

Various U.S. gadget sites such as as Gizmodo and Engadget have circulated reports of the same problem, and PC World’s Tech Inciter David Coursey, a hot iPhone 3GS owner as well, was even discussing a possible iPhone 3GS recall from Apple.

Others have even claimed a discoloration of the iPhone’s back cover due to the device running very hot.

Though Apple has not officially acknowledged a problem with the new iPhone 3GS, the company has now issued a warning on its support knowledge base, basically putting the blame on users. The warning prompts users not to leave their phones in a car because temperatures in parked cars can exceed the -20

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