Apple's hot new handset appears to be suffering some serious overheating issues, Melissa Perenson writes for PC World. Users on a French tech site say their white iPhone 3GS handsets became discolored after overheating, Perenson notes. She was aware of some "heat issues" with her own model but nothing major until she tried using it while plugged into the wall outlet, when it became positively scalding.
"I was using a game, and then later the Web browser," Persenson writes, "all over a Wi-Fi connection while plugged in. Toasty doesn't even describe how surprisingly hot it got. It was too hot to even put the phone against my face. No discoloration to report, though—I have the black handset."