Apple Confirms iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Issue Will Be Fixed With Software Update
Apple has been dealing with an iPhone 15 Pro overheating storm ever since the handset went on sale on September 22, but it turns out the issue might not be the one that everyone expected.
The iPhone 15 Pro comes with a new A17 Pro chip inside and it was that chip that was being blamed for causing the new iPhones to get hotter than usual during use.
However, in a statement provided to Forbes, Apple says that isn’t the case at all. Instead, it seems that there are bugs in iOS 17 that are causing the iPhone to get warm while some specific apps and games are also overloading the system. The good news? All of this can be fixed via software updates.
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. 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.
This all means that iOS 17.1 should fix the issue, and that’s currently in beta form and available to developers. However, we wouldn’t be all that surprised if Apple chose to release a smaller update sooner to ensure this fix is made available as quickly as possible.
Thankfully, Apple will reportedly not need to throttle the A17 Pro’s performance to fix the issue which is something that had been suggested previously.