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iPhone heat

1617 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2009 11:07 AM by RyGuy009 RSS
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Jun 18, 2009 4:20 PM
My iPhone seems to have a higher temperature when I'm using my 3G to tether with my Macbook, even when my iPhone is locked. I have it in an Incase and have never been concerned with heat issues in the past. Should I be concerned?
MacBook 2.4GHz 4GB RAM, iPhone 3G 16GB, AppleTV 160GB, Time Capsule 500GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • clarkkent27 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:49 PM (in response to RyGuy009)
    RyGuy009 wrote:
    My iPhone seems to have a higher temperature when I'm using my 3G to tether with my Macbook, even when my iPhone is locked. I have it in an Incase and have never been concerned with heat issues in the past. Should I be concerned?

    I wouldn't be that concerned. Tethering takes a lot of power and is high usage. I would be concerned if it was so hot that you could touch it. Is it warm or hot? Mine gets warm when using it for a long time as they all do.
    MAcbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 4gb Ram 120 gb HDD Iphone 1 and 2
  • clarkkent27 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 11:52 PM (in response to RyGuy009)
    RyGuy009 wrote:
    warm i guess, my macbook get hot.

    If it's warm, that is normal after heavy use. Not sure about the macbook though. I used to tether on my sony ericsson and my macbook never got hot at all.
    MAcbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 4gb Ram 120 gb HDD Iphone 1 and 2
  • Dustin Caccavari Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 9:04 AM (in response to RyGuy009)
    How heavy of use? All computers are going to heat up after use.
    Dell Inspirion 1545, Windows Vista, iPhone 3G
  • gb KeyserSoze Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 9:13 AM (in response to Dustin Caccavari)
    I wouldn't worry about it. I used to have Sony Vaio you could cook eggs on after an hour or two of use.

    I always thought something was wrong with it (other than it was a PC), but that was just how it rolled.

    Actually, a while back the reason they started calling them "notebook" computers and not laptops was to avoid lawsuits from people burning their legs as processor speeds increased and heat became a huge issue.

    Message was edited by: gb KeyserSoze
    24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G S

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