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iPhone 3GS Discoloration May Not be Overheating

While Apple last week updated support pages to include instructions and tips on operating your iPhone in extreme conditions, it has emerged that the Cupertino-based company may not be at fault after all and those claiming the device was overheating due to a manufacturer’s fault could be left with an easy-fix solution to their slightly pink or brown iPhone casing. Cnet reports that a reader of FrenchiPhone recently contacted Apple about the discolored case on his white iPhone 3GS and after much back and forth, discovered that the problem was actually the case he was using with his iPhone:

After numerous calls to Apple technical service and maintenance of contact with a level 3 (engineer) the problem seems to come not from a hot 3GS but contact with some covers! This was evident by ourselves on a device with a small sticker (a warning not to listen to music too loud) remained stuck, part of the hull below remained white. A simple solution to the problem is to clean the back of the iPhone with alcohol, tested by myself I can confirm that it works and reassure you it is safe for your precious.

Of course now the question is whether this solution will work for everyone who’s iPhone has turned a funny color since they purchased it on or after June 19. Perhaps this was just the case for one lucky user and the phone actually does overheat and change color? If there’s anyone with a dodgy looking 3GS that’s willing to give this a shot, let us know how you get on!