You have heard about it, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro which were released on September 12, 2023, are a hot batch. The devices that were available from September 22, 2023, have, however, been too hot to handle.
Here is Why Your iPhone 15 Pro is heating up
Apple has now acknowledged the overheating issue but clarified that it is not a hardware design issue. According to Forbes, Apple stated, “We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected. The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity”.
Bloomberg also reported that Apple attributed the warmth to a bug in the latest iOS 17 software and some third-party apps overloading the system. The company assured that it is collaborating with developers responsible for applications causing overheating issues.
Applications such as Instagram from Meta Platforms Inc., Uber Technologies Inc.’s app, and the game Asphalt 9 have been identified as culprits causing the device to operate at higher temperatures than usual. Apple confirmed that solutions are being developed and will soon be made available to users.
No Safety Risks
Apple assured that the thermal issues do not pose any safety risks. However, they indicated that other factors, such as the use of USB-C power adapters with charging capacities exceeding 20W and background processing that occurs shortly after a phone is restored, can result in the device becoming warmer than what an iPhone user might consider normal.
The Fix is on its Way
Apple says the fix should come with iOS 17.1 and won’t result in throttled performance. Apple is also advising users to exercise caution regarding the USB-C power adapters they employ for charging their devices. Given that the new iPhone 15 is the first to incorporate USB-C, some users might be using USB-C chargers designed for other devices. Apple notes that chargers with a wattage exceeding 20W can result in temporary heating of the iPhone during the charging process.
Apple introduced significant enhancements with the iPhone 15 series, including the adoption of the A17 Pro chip manufactured using TSMC’s advanced 3nm process. Additionally, they have incorporated titanium into the frame’s construction. The primary highlight of the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is the new chip, along with its six-core GPU. This cutting-edge technology enables these models to run graphics-intensive games smoothly and efficiently, making it a compelling feature for gamers and users alike.