Apple Working on Software Fix for iPhone 15 Overheating Issues, CNN Reports
Apple has acknowledged reports of overheating issues with some of its new iPhone 15 models and is currently working on a software fix, according to CNN. The company stated that these overheating problems are not a safety risk and will not have a long-term impact on the affected iPhone models. Apple emphasized that its iPhones have internal protections for components that help regulate the temperature if it becomes too high.
The overheating of Apple’s next-generation lineup has been attributed to several circumstances, as per Apple’s statement to CNN. User complaints started circulating shortly after the latest iPhones were released on September 22. Apple stated, “We have identified a few conditions which can cause the iPhone to run warmer than expected.”
One of the causes of overheating is the use of recently updated third-party apps such as Instagram, Uber, and the arcade racing game Asphalt 9. These apps can overload the system and lead to increased heat generation. Apple is actively working with the app developers to roll out fixes to address this issue.
Additionally, Apple discovered a bug in iOS 17 that is impacting some users and plans to release a software update to resolve the problem. However, Apple has not provided a specific timeline for when the fix will be available.
During the initial few days after setting up or restoring the device, the iPhone 15 may also feel warmer due to increased background activity. Apple’s support page advises users that a device can get hotter when restoring it from a backup, using graphic-intensive apps, streaming high-quality video, or wirelessly charging it. The company assures users that these conditions are normal, and the device will return to a regular temperature once the process is complete or when they finish the activity. If the device does not display a temperature warning, it can continue to be used without any issues.
The iPhone 15 lineup has generated strong demand, with pre-orders exceeding expectations. Analysts have reported heavy demand, especially for the premium iPhone 15 Pro models, particularly the Pro Max variant. As a result, delivery and shipment times have been pushed back to late October or mid-November for various Pro models.
The new iPhone launch comes at a time when Apple reported a decline in sales for the third consecutive quarter in August. However, estimates from Wedbush Securities suggest that about 250 million iPhones have not been upgraded in over four years. The advancements made in the processor, camera, charging system, and discounts offered by mobile carriers could be compelling reasons for users to finally upgrade their devices this year.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models start at $1,099 and $1,199, respectively, while the entry-level iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models are priced at $799 and $899, respectively.
In conclusion, Apple is actively addressing the overheating issues with its iPhone 15 models through software fixes and collaboration with app developers. The company assures users that these issues do not pose a safety risk and will not affect the long-term performance of the devices. With strong demand for the new iPhones, Apple hopes to boost sales and attract users who have delayed upgrading their devices for several years.