First it was a discoloration problem with the white Macbook, now with the white iPhone 3GS. Not that we don’t all enjoy the smell of burning plastic in the morning, however it is kind of obvious by now that the reports of overheating are something Apple needs to take more seriously.
But according to this article, iPhone 3GS discoloration is not an iPhone issue – it’s the human contact with the case itself. Yes, apparently in this instance heat is not creating the problem with overheating…human oils are the issue at hand.
Thankfully, there are a number of plastic, transparent cases that 3GS users can put into play that will likely prevent this kind of issue from happening again. True, it is not really so much a fix to the human condition known as touching products we own, as it is a work-a-round.