+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
General Chat Thread, Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off. in General; Well, not quite, but it made you read the post didn't it!? Story here.......
  1. #1

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,106
    Thank Post
    1,901
    Thanked 1,340 Times in 739 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    394

    Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.

    Well, not quite, but it made you read the post didn't it!?

    Story here....

  2. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,512 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    The irony is that iPhone is probably the most expensive phone on the market, yet no other phone seems to suffer from this problem. I can't genuinely believe that anyone would intentionally leave it in direct sunlight.

  3. #3

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,582
    Thank Post
    107
    Thanked 761 Times in 592 Posts
    Rep Power
    180
    They are perfectly safe when used outdoors at night though

    Just another reason to get a HTC Touch Pro2 IMHO

  4. #4

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,106
    Thank Post
    1,901
    Thanked 1,340 Times in 739 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    394
    Or a G1....

  5. #5

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,489
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 876 Times in 683 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    438
    Very much like all Apple hardware I'm afraid - form over function. Far too many of their hardware suffers from overheating because things like air circulation, natural heat dissipation etc is all pretty much ignored if it means shaving a couple of mm off the dimensions and making it look pretty. Of course they're not the only manufacturers with such a penchant but when you pay a premium for that form, you expect the best out of it.

  6. 3 Thanks to synaesthesia:

    bossman (6th July 2009), mattx (6th July 2009), webman (6th July 2009)

  7. #6

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,512 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    I suppose the same could be said for the original XBOX 360. Microsoft rushed the product to get it out before PS3 and look at the number of RMAs Microsoft have had. They've made a massive loss when it comes to hardware. Ironically, PS3 was delayed and released a year later at the time. I've only heard of a handful of people experiencing problems, but that was more to do with the Blu-ray drive (which at least is a moving part).

  8. #7
    originofsymmetry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    184
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    .....while another complained that after carrying his phone in a backpack, it got so hot that the plastic case became distorted with tiny bumps.....

    Depending on temperature I wouldn't be very surprised.

  9. #8

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,228
    Thank Post
    2,773
    Thanked 937 Times in 877 Posts
    Rep Power
    343
    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    They are perfectly safe when used outdoors at night though

    Just another reason to get a HTC Touch Pro2 IMHO
    How much is the HTC Touch Pro2 on contract and where can I go to have a play on one - contemplating getting an ipod touch for the music side and a phone thats just a phone on contract as getting the pioneer deh-p7100bt for my car and only got about 5 months left on my current contract.

    For now at least anyway - in the hope that the next iphone is better.

  10. #9

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,106
    Thank Post
    1,901
    Thanked 1,340 Times in 739 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    394
    I was looking at the HTC Touch Pro2 on the web - nice looking phone.

  11. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,161
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 318 Times in 260 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    How much is the HTC Touch Pro2 on contract and where can I go to have a play on one - contemplating getting an ipod touch for the music side and a phone thats just a phone on contract as getting the pioneer deh-p7100bt for my car and only got about 5 months left on my current contract.

    For now at least anyway - in the hope that the next iphone is better.
    Nokia N85. Great for music, can play over the car radio (without any messing around with wires), and a good all-around phone.

  12. #11
    WithoutMotive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wigan, UK
    Posts
    580
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 35 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    Never had any problems with anything at all on my iPhone 3G - been perfect since I got it ages ago.

  13. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    Posts
    167
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Ive had 4 htc devices over the years, my latest being the kaiser. The quality gradually dropped as I moved onto the next one. After owning a kaiser I wouldnt touch another HTC device again. Ive moved onto an iphone 3gs (which was painful owing to it being apple :P ) and not had any particular problems with it. It does get warm when I have gps+bluetooth+wifi turned on, but no hotter then the kaiser got.

  14. #13

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,855
    Thank Post
    1,162
    Thanked 1,028 Times in 729 Posts
    Rep Power
    323

    Smile

    Ive had no problems at all from my mobile phone and it works in all conditions:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.-mobile_50years_highres.jpg  

  15. Thanks to bossman from:

    webman (6th July 2009)

  16. #14

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,389
    Thank Post
    1,489
    Thanked 437 Times in 286 Posts
    Rep Power
    195
    I run my 3GS in a leather case and it gets alot of use and not once has it even felt warm. Now if you want hot my i900 Omnia used to get red hot if you were hammering it.

  17. #15

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,229
    Thank Post
    1,056
    Thanked 1,066 Times in 623 Posts
    Rep Power
    739

    Too Hot !!

    Too Hot !!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.-ifyoucanreadthis.jpg   Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.-rhjvkm.jpg   Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.-ifire2.gif   Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.-idontbelieveit.jpg   Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.-d0743311.jpg  

    Iphone overheats, explodes, blows user's head off.-jobshake.gif  
    Last edited by mattx; 6th July 2009 at 03:57 PM.

  18. 3 Thanks to mattx:

    bossman (6th July 2009), tech_guy (6th July 2009), webman (6th July 2009)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. User's Home Directory Ownership
    By dsm in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16th June 2009, 08:54 PM
  2. Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320GW Overheats
    By tech_guy in forum Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11th September 2008, 04:09 PM
  3. Missing Files from User's Documents
    By LeonieCol in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2nd September 2008, 03:50 PM
  4. Well said that head.
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 4th April 2007, 08:01 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •