Neoseeker : News : iPhone has limited operating temperature threshold, Apple warns
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kik36 Jul 2, 09
OUCH. Well guess since I live in Arizona, an iphone isn't the best option for me. I find it funny they spec the storage at 113 degrees but suggest to operate it at only 95.
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gerard way owns you Jul 2, 09
I have a better idea. How about they get off their asses and start making a new one that DOESN'T do that and replace ones that have already been bought?
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THM Jul 2, 09
It's not a good idea to use that phone in the Middle Eastern regions where summer temperature reaches as high as 50 degree Centigrade.
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grayfox2 Jul 2, 09
It's a good thing they waited til summer to tell all the idiotPhone owners that their phones gonna fry while enjoying a day on the beach. Excuse me while I (slowly, yet lovingly) enjoy my CrackBerry Storm... whilst sun bathing on the New JErsey Shore!
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Yorkieboy Jul 3, 09
Does it RRoD?
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MrGrimm Jul 3, 09
This is why multiple choices are great. I live in the Philippines, where it gets hot even in air conditioning. So if I need some kind of fancy cell phone (which I don't) I can get a different one.

Think of how sucky it'd be if there were only one choice: iPhone.
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kspiess Jul 3, 09
When the iPhone was first announced, I decided I might get one when the third generation/revision comes out. I'm glad I made this decision. By the next model, there should be less problems (such as overheating), and it will be cheaper.
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Xenctuary Jul 3, 09
It's probably way to hot to hold at this point:

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Guest Jul 3, 09
The reason for the temperature differential between the maximum on temperature and maximum storage temperature is that when the phone is turned on the electronics generate their own heat and the inside temperature of the phone will be higher than ambient or outside temperatures. The reason the phone doesn't want to charge when too hot is because a sensor inside the phone will prevent it from charging at a high temperature as a safety guard against over charging the battery.

It isn't easy to design phones with LCD and tight little packages which can operate in temperature extremes, you get what is possible, right now the technology envelope has already been pushed to the extreme edge with the iPhones and at that edge, this technology won't work outside of that temperature range. Wait another 10 years and you will have something which can, I hope.
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