Apple Addresses iPhone 15 Overheating Problems with Upcoming Fix

Apple has officially acknowledged the concerns raised by many iPhone 15 and 15 Pro users regarding overheating issues that have surfaced over the past week. According to Forbes, the company has identified several factors contributing to this problem, including background activity, a bug in iOS 17, and recent updates to third-party apps like Uber, Instagram, and Asphalt 9. Apple has reassured users that both a software update and fixes from app developers are in the works to address these overheating concerns.

A spokesperson from 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 [it] because of increased background activity… We have also found a bug in iOS 17 that is impacting some users and will be addressed in a software update. Another issue involves some recent updates to third-party apps that are causing them to overload the system. We’re working with these app developers on fixes that are in the process of rolling out.”

It’s worth noting that not every user has encountered this overheating problem, and it may be specific to certain combinations of apps and usage scenarios. For instance, Meta has already released a fix for Instagram. Apple clarified that the titanium frame of the iPhone 15 models is not the cause of the issue; in fact, it provides better heat dissipation than previous models with stainless steel frames. Additionally, the overheating problem is not directly related to the A17 Pro chip, and the forthcoming fix will not compromise device performance in any way. Furthermore, Apple emphasized that it is unrelated to high-power chargers, as the iPhone 15 is fully compliant with USB-C PD and is equipped with built-in protection mechanisms to prevent damage from overheating.

For users who have experienced these overheating concerns, Apple’s assurance is that a solution is on the way, so patience is advised as the fix is expected to arrive soon.

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