The heat wave may have broken in the UK, but that hasn't stopped the world from noticing that Apple has released some support information concerned with overheating iPhones and using the devices in hot weather. We know, the words 'support information' chill us too (if you'll excuse the pun) so we'll summarise it for you - don't let your iPhone get too hot or it will stop working.
Although designed to work in temperatures that range from chilly to "will someone please let me out of this oven" (between 0ºC and 35ºC) trying to use one outside of these parameters could cause it to stop working, Apple has warned. The firm makes a number of recommendations, including telling people not to leave their iPhone in a hot car. Instead it recommends that you turn off the phone and move to somewhere cooler - like indoors maybe, or Iceland?
Although Sneak usually adjusts to the hot weather by making small changes to his daily routine - for example, storing his underpants in the office fridge - he can't help but wonder what this sort of announcement will mean to those holidaymakers planning on using their iPhones in St Tropez, St Lucia or some other summer hotspot. It's hard to imagine them stuffing the oh-so-trendy item anywhere but on permanent display. Besides, beach outfits tend to be low on pockets.
NB: The Apple support page was updated on 25 June. We would like to apologise for our lateness in bringing it to your attention, but Sneak works remotely and like the iPhone was struggling to work in the heat.
03 Jul 2009
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