Great news for users of the iPhone 15 Pro! An upcoming software update for iOS is expected to address the frequently reported issue of overheating.
According to MacRumors, it has been confirmed that iOS 17.0.3 is currently undergoing internal testing. However, it is not possible to determine an exact release date based on this information. The testing process is more complex and MacRumors predicts that iOS 17.0.3 will be released “either later this week or next week.” Therefore, it is recommended to regularly check the Settings app’s General > Software Update section between now and October 15, or enable automatic updates.
We cannot guarantee that the upcoming iOS 17.0.3 update will definitively resolve the issues with the latest iPhone models. However, based on the timing and Apple’s previous announcement that they would address the underlying cause, which they identified as a software glitch in iOS 17, it is highly probable that this update will attempt to remediate the problem.
The launch of Apple’s late-2023 iPhones has been overshadowed by a significant issue. Many customers and reviewers have reported that their Pro models are experiencing extreme overheating, making them uncomfortable to hold. While some heat is expected during the initial setup of new phones, this issue goes beyond what is normal. Apple has denied any connection to design compromises, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also dismissed claims that it is related to TSMC’s 3nm chip manufacturing. However, Apple has suggested that there may be multiple reasons for the overheating, including a bug in iOS 17 and problems with certain third-party apps such as Instagram and Uber. Both of these apps have released updates, but it is unclear if they effectively address the issue.
According to MacRumors, the solution anticipated to be incorporated in iOS 17.0.3 will also be integrated in iOS 17.1, scheduled for release in late October.