latest toy, the speedy iPhone 3GS got some bad press
after a discoloration issue was noticed on white units. The back of the
phone basically changed colour to a shade of pink and brown following intensive use.
Punters rushed to blame Apple for the issue, saying that the new,
faster CPU, was churning out a bit more heat than the pearl white
plastic could handle. A few days later Apple updated a technical
document dealing with the phone's operating temperatures, causing even
However, Smug Central is now claiming that it has nothing to do with
the issue, and it is blaming consumers for it. It says that user-added
protective cases used on white iPhones are to blame for the suntan.
It claims that the plastic protected by a warning sticker was
unaffected, and that the discoloration can easily be removed by a fine
cotton swab, alcohol and a bit of elbow grease.