In the last seven days, the highly anticipated release of the iPhone 15 has been somewhat overshadowed by numerous complaints of overheating. Numerous users on X (previously known as Twitter), Reddit, and Apple’s online forums have reported that the new phones can become very hot and uncomfortable to hold. Apple has now acknowledged the issue and promises that a solution is in the works.
According to a statement released to the media, Apple believes that the problem is caused by a software issue rather than the A17 Pro chip or titanium casing. The company has identified three potential causes for the overheating in certain iPhone 15 Pro models.
According to Apple, iPhones may experience a warmer temperature during the initial setup or restoration process due to heightened background activity. This is a common occurrence with new smartphones, but it seems to be more pronounced with the release of the iPhone 15.
Certain applications (such as Instagram and Uber) that were recently modified to work with iOS 17 are causing excessive strain on the A17 Pro chip’s CPU. According to Apple, they are collaborating with impacted developers to address the issue and updates are currently being released.
A software issue in iOS 17, which is affecting certain users, will be resolved in a forthcoming update.
According to Apple, the problems with overheating are not caused by the A17 Pro processor, the titanium chassis of the iPhone 15, or the updated internal design. The company has also dismissed a report by Ming-Chi Kuo that suggested they may reduce performance in order to prevent the system-on-chip from getting too hot during heavy use. Apple stated that they have no intention of compromising the performance of the A17 Pro chip as they work on resolving the issue.
On Wednesday, Apple initiated testing for iOS 17.1. However, the issue may also be addressed in an update for iOS 17.0.3.