You read about some users complaining that their white iPhones 3GS models have over heated and have turned pink in color. Well Apple has provided a common sense plan to avoid having your iPhone overheat to begin with. Some of what Apple states are general rules, like not leaving the phone in a closed car during a hot day. They also state there there is a built in screen warning users their device needs to cool before use:

Apple warning screen:

Here are some of the warnings that Apple provides:

Operate iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a place where the temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might temporarily shorten battery life or cause the device to temporarily stop working properly.

Store iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a place where the temperature is between -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Don’t leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

If the interior temperature of the device exceeds normal operating temperatures, you may experience the following as it attempts to regulate its temperature:

  • The device stops charging
  • Display dims
  • Weak cellular signal
  • Temperature warning screen appears with the message “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it”

For additional information go to the Apple site linked below.

Comments welcome.

Apple source