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Apple iPhone 5s overheats and warps

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Apple iPhone 5s overheats and warps
Hey, look at that phone bend! That has got to be the LG G Flex, right? Uh, no. Actually, the warped phone in the series of pictures below is the Apple iPhone 5s. One of our loyal readers sent us a picture of a co-worker's iPhone and this particular unit apparently has a problem with overheating. Once the phone gets extremely hot, it starts to warp resulting in a flexible look.

The overheating Apple iPhone 5s is actually a company-issued model, which might be why the user doesn't seem to be in such a rush to return it for a "cooler" unit. Anyone else have a problem that results with their Apple iPhone bending over backwards to imitate the LG G Flex?


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:22 6

1. TheWolfpacker (Posts: 44; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Built in copying mechanism

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:06 16

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


PA, your watermark should be faint enough to view the pics properly.

Built issue.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 15:07 2

42. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Apple should apply for a patent of this new technology, bendable phone on heating

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:24 4

2. fatedcircle14 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)


when it said "warps" I really thought it went somewhere else like getting warped or teleported.....

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:26 2

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Engage!!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:30 1

4. fatedcircle14 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)


hiraishin no jutsu !!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:34 1

5. Kishin (Posts: 705; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Naruto's back life!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:35 14

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Premium aluminium build quality jewelry no plastic bla bla bla matters

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 01:31 1

22. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


All those who advertise aluminium as premium and better material for devices are just plain stupid. My friend's Htc one heated upto 37 degrees celcius once, and he coudn't even touch it; on the other hand, I managed to get my Note II upto 47 degrees, but could easily hold it, due to plastic not being as good conductor of heat as any metal.
Plastic is, practically, a more suitable material for mobile devices due to its weaker thermal and electric conductivity

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:06 6

25. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


what? 37 degrees and you couldn't touch it? that's just normal human body temperature.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:15 4

28. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


37 degrees and can't hold it? i call bullsh*t.. my z1 usually heats up to around 30-38 degrees and where the heat output comes it extremely close to my finger about 1-2mm at max from the other side of the thin glass layer, and i could easily hold it.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:24

31. TheWolfpacker (Posts: 44; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


He said Celsius guys....

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:28 3

32. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


yea, and i'm counting celsius.. i have no idea how fahrenheit works without a C to F converter :p. Not everyone on this site is american. Also you said guys that means that you also pointed at PWN. Pwn's statement was correct, the human body is around 37 degrees celsius.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:36 8

34. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


That's why Z1 is very good. If it gets hot, pour the water on it

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 06:42 1

35. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


lol sure xD

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 07:24 2

36. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Most Qualcomm soc idle around 30c.
So yeah, thanks for the BS post.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:02 1

24. fatedcircle14 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)


your avatar fits your comment, I imagine cm punk saying those exact same words hahahha!!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:35 12

7. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


LG G Flex wannabe

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:37 9

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


When will people learn that premium build quality has nothing to do with metal or/ and the looks of the phone...

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:38 1

9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This website constantly talks about iphones..then Samsungs and then LG...Sony..Nokia.... But, what about a CoolPad phone? Check out the 9976A, codenamed Halo...

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:41 8

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


iPhone flex. Patent pending.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:05 5

12. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Apple iFlex

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:05 5

11. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


There is no way this is from overheating.
The only way would be if the battery had some kind of defect but they probably would have shown the hole burned in the top
As much hate apple receives from 90% of the people on this blog I have very hard time believing this to be real
That aluminum would probably have to heat up to over 400 degrees to bend like that
Granted it is on the side with the battery... there would have been more focus on the battery explosion aspect

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:05

13. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


and by no way I mean probably not

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:40

15. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


The owner should have it replace it's dangerous for a device to bend that way especially if it's not design to bend. Wonder if they'll still say they don't make poorly design objects.?

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 10:56

39. ecmedic4 (Posts: 338; Member since: 02 May 2013)


They don't make poorly designed phones. Think of how many MILLIONS of iPhone 5S's they have sold and are in use today and this is 1 phone we are hearing about doing this. If it was a widespread issue, then trust me it would be in the news every day and a big deal made of it. I agree it should be replaced, as its prob the battery swelling outward that is causing it, which would mean a battery failure, not a design failure. Who makes the battery inside the iPhone 5S?

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:44 4

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's likely a rebuilt iPhone that was put together improperly. I'm no Apple fan but their phones just don't do this on their own.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:45 3

17. Scott93274 (Posts: 5029; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


"Don't they test these things before releasing them?" :-P

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:48

18. imyourpapi (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)


Revolutionary!!

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 00:49 11

19. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I loathe apple but I call bs on this one.

Owner sat on it.

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