August 2, 2008 | Robert Nelson
Perhaps one of the stranger complaints with the iPhone 3G so far, we have already seen numerous reports of cracks appearing, but this seems to be the first with a phone getting hot enough to actually burn someone’s leg.
The user claims that he fell asleep for a few hours only to wake up in “extreme pain coming from my pocket.” It seems that while he was asleep the iPhone 3G became “extremely hot” and actually burned his leg. Of course it was not a severe burn, but described more “like a sunburn,” but still you would not think it should even get that hot.
From the images that were posted you can see what appears to be some melted plastic around the dock connector, and the red mark on his leg is pretty clear.
According to his reports, the phone was off and in his pocket, and he does not “think it was because it was pressed” but also noted that the phone was not jailbroken, the auto-lock was set to one minute, and the push email and 3G data were switched off.
Long story short, he called Apple Support and they will be replacing the phone. I know mine gets a little warm after some heavy or extended use, but certainly not hot enough to burn me. Has anyone else seen any similar issues?