In recent days, the release of the iPhone 15 has been somewhat overshadowed by numerous reports of overheating. Many individuals on X (previously known as Twitter), Reddit, and Apple’s forums have stated that the new phones can become uncomfortably hot to the touch. However, Apple has now addressed the issue and promises that a solution is in the works.
According to a statement released to the media, Apple believes the issue is caused by software, not the A17 Pro chip or titanium casing. They have identified three potential causes for the overheating in certain iPhone 15 Pro devices.
According to Apple, iPhones may experience a slightly warmer sensation in the initial days after setup or restore due to heightened background activity. While this is a typical occurrence with new smartphones, it seems to have been amplified with the release of the iPhone 15.
Certain applications (such as Instagram and Uber) that have been recently updated to be compatible with iOS 17 are causing the CPU of the A17 Pro chip to be overloaded. According to Apple, they are collaborating with the developers who are experiencing this issue and implementing solutions that are currently being released.
There is a glitch in the iOS 17 system that is affecting certain users. This issue will be resolved in an upcoming software update.
Apple maintains that the problems with overheating are not caused by the A17 Pro processor, the titanium chassis of the iPhone 15, or any changes made to the internal design. The company has also denied a report from Ming-Chi Kuo that suggested they may throttle performance in order to prevent the system-on-chip from overheating under intense usage. They have stated that they will not be reducing the performance of the A17 Pro chip as part of their efforts to address the issue.
On Wednesday, Apple initiated trials for iOS 17.1, although a solution may also be included in an iOS 17.0.3 upgrade.