Apple says it has found a few issues that could cause the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro to overheat. According to the company, this is partly due to a bug in iOS 17. Apple says that this will be fixed in a future software update.
According to the manufacturer, the overheating problem does not lead to a shorter lifespan of the iPhone 15, Apple said in a statement to MacRumors and Forbes. The fix will probably appear as part of iOS 17.1, which is expected to be released at the end of October. However, Apple may release a smaller software update sooner to resolve the problem more quickly.
In addition, ‘recent updates for third-party apps’ would also cause the device to become overloaded. Apple says it is working with the developers of those apps to resolve these issues. In any case, it would involve Instagram, Uber and the racing game Asphalt 9: Legends. A software update has already been released for the former that should prevent the iPhone from overheating when using the app.
The iPhone 15 series was released last week. Since then, several users have reported an overheating phone. 9to5Mac claims that one user’s phone even reached a temperature of more than 46 degrees Celsius, although that was while performing demanding tasks. Android Authority writes that even phones used to perform simple tasks can overheat over time. This would concern all models of the iPhone 15 series, and not just the Pro variants.
Despite the problem also affecting the non-Pro variants, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said earlier that he expects that the titanium casing of the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is causing the overheating, because titanium is said to be a poor conductor of heat. According to Kuo, the only way to solve the problem was to artificially reduce the performance of the A17 Pro chip. Apple now denies that. The company told Forbes that the design of the phones has nothing to do with the overheating problem. Also, the update that fixes the bug would not affect the performance of the A17 chip.
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