Apple Addresses Overheating Issues with iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max Models
Apple has identified the causes of an overheating problem with its latest iPhone series, including a software bug and certain apps. The company has pledged to release an update to fix the bug in its iOS 17 software and is working with developers whose apps had overloaded the handsets.
Users of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models had reported that their devices had become too hot to handle, reaching temperatures of over 43C (110F) in some cases. Apple acknowledged the issue and stated, “We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected.”
To address the problem, Apple is working on an update to the iOS 17 system, which powers the iPhone 15 lineup, to prevent the devices from becoming uncomfortably hot. Additionally, the company is collaborating with apps that were running in ways that overloaded the system.
Apple clarified that there might be initial warming issues during the first few days of using the phone due to increased background activity. Furthermore, Instagram, owned by Meta (formerly Facebook), has already modified its app to prevent it from heating up the device on the latest iPhone operating system.
However, other apps like Uber and the video game Asphalt 9 are still in the process of introducing their updates to address the overheating problem. Apple did not provide a specific timeline for when its software fix would be issued but assured users that there were no safety concerns with the iPhone 15 in the meantime, and the overheating issue would not impact the phone’s long-term performance.
Experts initially speculated that the powerful new Taiwan-made chip in the iPhone 15 Pro, coupled with the titanium-made wrap, might contribute to the overheating issue. However, Apple clarified that the heating problems were not related to the titanium case and were not caused by the transition from their proprietary Lightning charging cable to a USB-C port, which was implemented to comply with EU regulations.
The iPhone 15 was released on September 22 and priced at £799 for the basic model in the UK ($799 in the US), £999 for the Pro ($999 in the US), and £1,199 for the larger Pro Max ($1,199 in the US). Apple aims to resolve the overheating problems promptly to ensure a smooth user experience for its customers.