Apple confirmed Saturday that iPhone 15 Pro overheating problems are not due to the new A17 Pro chip that powers the device. An iOS 17 bug and some third-party apps are the culprits.
The company plans to roll out a software update to address the situation soon. It is also working with third-party developers on this issue.
Apple to fix iPhone 15 Pro’s overheating problem soon
Apple identified some conditions under which its new iPhones can run hotter than expected due to an iOS 17 bug. The company also noted that popular third-party apps like Instagram, Uber and Asphalt 9 are causing the new iPhones to run hotter than usual. While Instagram already rolled out a fix, Apple continues working with other developers to resolve the problem.
“We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” Apple said in a statement to Forbes. “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.”
Apple’s statement notes that the iPhone 15 Pro can feel a bit warm for a few days after initial setup due to the increased background activity.
No performance throttling to reduce overheating
Apple also confirmed the iPhone 15 Pro’s heating issues are not due to its titanium railing, contradicting recent reports. In fact, the new titanium and aluminum frame is better for heat dissipation, according to Apple.
Further, the company said it won’t throttle the A17 Pro’s performance to reduce the overheating problem.
It will be interesting to see if the upcoming iOS 17 release and third-party app updates resolve the situation and whether the update will affect battery life.