Company He said iOS 17.1 will be released soon, and the issue will be resolved.
According to Apple, increased background activity during the initial setup and reset processes may cause the device to temporarily overheat for the first few days. The company has also identified a bug in iOS 17 that is affecting some users and will be fixed soon.
Additionally, Apple has reported that Meta apps (particularly Instagram), Uber, and a game called Asphalt 9 are the culprits behind new phones overheating. However, Meta updated Instagram on September 27 to mitigate its app’s contribution to the whole issue. Apple works with other developers to make fixes through updates to their apps.
Debuting on September 22, the iPhone 15 Pro series features a titanium frame for the first time in iPhone history, along with an optimized A17 SoC for improved graphics and performance. Some have speculated that these hardware changes played a role in the whole problem.
However, Apple confirms that the overheating is not related to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max itself. The company stated that the titanium frame actually enhances heat dissipation compared to previous stainless steel models. He also noted that the upcoming software update will not limit the processor speed.
He noted that USB-C charging, which iPhones included this year, is also not a factor in device overheating, but larger chargers above 20 watts can temporarily overheat the device.
Hundreds of users have complained on social media and directly to Apple Support about their new iPhone overheating abnormally. Some even shared photos of temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) on their iPhones.
Apple has not set a release date for the next iOS update that will fix the issue. But the company recently released the first beta version of iOS 17.1, which is usually a sign that a public release is weeks away.
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