Apple iPhone 5s overheats and warps

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!

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
G Flex
  • Display 6.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. TheWolfpacker

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Built in copying mechanism

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

2. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

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

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010


4. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

hiraishin no jutsu !!

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Naruto's back life!!!

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Premium aluminium build quality jewelry no plastic bla bla bla matters

22. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 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

25. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

28. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

31. TheWolfpacker

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

He said Celsius guys....

32. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

34. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

35. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

lol sure xD

36. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

24. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

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

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

LG G Flex wannabe

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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...

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

iPhone flex. Patent pending.

12. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Apple iFlex

11. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 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

13. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

and by no way I mean probably not

15. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.?

39. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 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?

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

18. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014


19. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I loathe apple but I call bs on this one. Owner sat on it.

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