After many iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users reported overheating issues, Apple recently acknowledged this problem and revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models are experiencing overheating due to specific bugs in iOS 17. The company had also said that it would release a software update with a fix for a bug contributing to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max overheating.
According to a report from MacRumors, Apple is now internally testing iOS 17.0.3. It’s unclear when iOS 17.0.3 will be released to the public, but the update will likely be available either later this week or next week.
The company did not provide any specific details about the bug that it identified, but it expected that it will not be reducing the performance of the A17 Pro chip with its planned software update, the report said.
Apple also said the iPhone 15 Pro’s titanium frame is not to blame, so it appears that the overheating issues are not the result of hardware deficiencies. The same bug fix should eventually be included in iOS 17.1, which is currently in beta and is expected to be released in late October.
Recently, in an official statement to News18 Tech, Apple said: “We have identified a few conditions that can cause the 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,”
Apple added, “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.”
The company also clarified a few misconceptions propagated by some reports. “There are certain apps, including Instagram, Asphalt 9, and Uber, that are “overloading” the CPU, which in turn is causing the phones to run warmer than normal,” the company informed.