Did the Indian Weather stop Apple from launching the iPhone 3GS

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Indian consumers feel humiliated , frustrated and irritated.  If the 3GS iPhone can go from Cupertino to China to Korea to Japan and even Mauritius ? Why not India. There are many reasons which might be preventing Apple from launching it here . But one reason which we like to bring to the table is the Hot and Humid Indian Summer.

The official Apple website lists the Environment requirements for the iPhone

Not the maximum Operating Temperature and Nonoperating Temperature. Its 35 degrees and 45 degrees. Except for the Himalayas and other Hill stations, Most of urban indian temperature hits aroun 40 degress Celsius during summer. Which means that it not great weather for operation of iGadgets.  Apple products are always known for the heat related problems. There are even videos on youtube of making an omlette on a Macbook.


Apple has a support page which talks about keeping an iPhone 3G/3GS under operating conditions and this page was created during summer this year. Apple even advises not to leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed the safe range.

Now if you already use a 3GS in India , make sure you purchase an Air Conditioner during summer to keep it cool. But for now enjoy the cool weather !

Author: Varun Krish

Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Google Pixel 6. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish