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    "iPhone 3G" causes fire inside a car in Holland

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    An iPhone 3G in Holland has caught fire, causing serious damage to a car. The owner left his car for a few mins and saw the interior filled with black smoke when he returned. His iPhone 3G, covered in a white Belkin hardcase was on fire, resulting in a completely destroyed passenger’s seat. The iPhone wasn’t connected to a charger and was in standby mode while in the car. Pieter contacted Apple and T-Mobile, the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in The Netherlands, but both refuse to take responsibility for the incident.

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    Oops....maybe the iPhone had a hot temper over being left alone.....I never leave my BB in the car

    Hopefully car insurance will cover the damage...
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    minus the Belkin hardcase and he would have a better chance of compensation from Apple/Tmo

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    As the report said though, this is just part of a series of cases involving Apple devices and them overheating. Great article here on iPods overheating and even causing fires. So far, Apple has pretty much refused to even acknowledge the problem.
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    Now we know for sure; the IPhone is one "hot" device.
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    Man i would be pissed.

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    I just can't see any device causing this type of damage........

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    I too find it hard to believe, but the proof is in the pudding or in this case the passenger seat.

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    Check out the "Incidents" section of this Wikipedia article on iPod Nanos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipod_nano

    I own 2 Nanos, 2 Shuffles, the 80 GB Classic (and want an iTouch) and none of them have gotten HOT. They get warm while charging and synching but never caught fire.
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    Wow. I guess his car was trying to bake Apple pie....lol. Sorry for your loss.
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    I don't remember where I read it, but there was a report that the new 3Gs has a thermal sensor to detect when it gets too hot. Supposedly (from the same story), Apple stores can connect the unit to their diagnostic equipment and will replace the unit if that sensor has been set off. It is designed to go off after the phone has heated up beyond the warning that displays on the screen telling you to stop using the phone to let it cool down. They also reported one user having the back of his white phone being burned due to overheating internally.

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    Yes so far the 3gs seems to shut down if/when too hot. Another question is, was the device jailbreaked?

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    Pity the guy, and the damage to the car... as far as the iPhone, no great loss...

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    Mine has gotten overheated before and I received a message on the screen telling me the phone was too hot and it was shutting down. The phone shut down.

    Now 4 the rest of the Story:
    I was outside, it was 98 degrees, I set the phone in the sun while i was doing something. When I picked the phone back up I saw the message on the screen.



    I apologized and placed it in the shade.

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    I've had my iPod Touch and iPod get really hot before, but they were on the chargers. I get concerned because I just recently purchased a iPhone.

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