iPhone 3G Gets Hot and Melty, Cooks Dude’s Leg

via Gizmodo by matt buchanan on 8/1/08

While the iPhone 3G definitely feels warmer than the original, it shouldn’t get hot enough to cook human flesh. Or melt. But a MacRumors forum member says he fell asleep with his iPhone 3G in his pocket and woke up when he felt a burning sensation in his pants (not the good kind either). He says he pulled out the phone, which was incredibly hot. Like, plastic-meltingly hot. Check out the damage to the dock connector (and his leg), where you can really see the bubbly, heat-warped plastic:

He says that he had 3G disabled, no push, and the screen set to lock after a minuteā€”so the phone shouldn’t have been active. It’s definitely an anomaly we haven’t heard of before, if this report is legit. Has anyone else noticed their phone getting uncomfortably warm?

[Mac Rumors via GearlogThanks Robert!]

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Are iPhone 3Gs developing cracks?

via Engadget by Thomas Ricker on 7/30/08

In what appears to be an increasingly common problem, hairline cracks are beginning to form on Apple’s new iPhone 3G. While most of the cracks are reportedly affecting the white model, this is likely due to the increased visibility of the dark fracture on the white case as opposed to any differences in materials between the white and black units. At the moment, the issue seems largely cosmetic and doesn’t appear to interfere with the operation of the phone. Now bust out the magnifying glass and let us know if you’re seeing the same.

Update: Reader Darius shows off a whisker crack on his kid-glove handled black iPhone 3G with the help of some blue lighting — meow. See it after the break.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]