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

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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:

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Illustration for article titled iPhone 3G Gets Hot and Melty, Cooks Dudes Leg

He says that he had 3G disabled, no push, and the screen set to lock after a minute-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 Gearlog - Thanks Robert!]

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beyondthetech
BeyondtheTech

Wow, that iPhone got THAT hot. I always knew the blue part is always hotter than the red.

Are you sure this thing doesn't contain an nVidia chip?