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Apple blames iOS 17 bug for overheating iPhone 15 woes • The Register

by Maine Bacos

Apple Warns iPhone 15 Pro Users of Overheating Issue

Apple, the tech giant known for its innovative products, has recently alerted users of its latest iPhone 15 Pro model to a bug in the iOS 17 software that is causing the smartphones to overheat. Customers who purchased the new device have complained about their iPhones becoming uncomfortably hot during normal use. Apple has acknowledged the problem, attributing it to increased background activity during the initial setup or restoration of the device. The company also acknowledged a bug in the iOS 17 software that exacerbates the issue and is currently working on a fix.

In response to consumer concerns about the overheating problem, some tech experts have offered different perspectives. Prominent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the design of the iPhone 15 Pro’s thermal system could be a contributing factor. Kuo proposed that Apple’s use of a lighter titanium frame in the smartphone may compromise its ability to dissipate heat effectively. Kuo believes that software updates alone may not be sufficient to address the issue and, if left unresolved, could impact the iPhone 15 Pro series’ sales in the long run.

However, not all experts share Kuo’s viewpoint. Patrick Moorhead, CEO of analyst firm Moor Insights & Strategy, has offered an alternative explanation. Moorhead suggested that the issue could be related to the 3-nanometer chip used in the iPhone 15 Pro, which was manufactured by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). Moorhead speculated that the chip may not have met specifications, potentially contributing to the overheating problem.

Meanwhile, Apple has been under scrutiny for its older iPhone 12 models emitting radiation above permitted levels. Regulators, including the French National Frequency Agency, raised concerns, prompting Apple to release a software update for those devices. The company received clearance from regulators after addressing the radiation issue.

In other Apple-related news, reports from Bloomberg suggest that Apple has been developing its own search engine, internally referred to as “Pegasus.” Led by John Giannandrea, Apple’s senior vice president of machine learning and AI strategy, the project could potentially pose a challenge to Google’s dominance in the search engine market. If Apple were to make its search service the default on iPhones, it would increase competition for Google and potentially lead to a loss of web traffic and revenue. Currently, Google pays Apple substantial fees for directing web traffic to its search engine.

As Apple addresses the iPhone 15 Pro overheating issue, it remains to be seen how the company will respond to the various speculations put forth by experts. Users eagerly await a comprehensive software update that resolves the problem and enhances their overall iPhone experience.

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