The iPhone 15 Pro series launched worldwide on September 22, but as soon as people started using their units, reports started surfacing that the new powerful phones with the 3nm A17 Pro were overheating.
But now, Apple has officially released a statement to Forbes, stating that the company is aware of the reported issues. According to the statement, this is due to a bug found in iOS 17 and a series of issues that Apple discovered with how some third-party apps are overloading the system.
Forbes quoted Apple as saying, “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.”
While this is more or less expected when you set up a new device, the fact that the heating continues beyond the setup process is not normal, and Apple notes that there is indeed a bug with iOS 17 that is causing this.
Moreover, there also seems to be a problem with how some third-party apps are behaving. “Another issue involves some 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 told Forbes.
Now that Apple has finally acknowledged the bugs causing the heating, it should be noted that these issues would not affect the long-term efficacy of the iPhone 15 Pro. Apple is also expected to release a software update that will address these issues soon. However, Apple has not provided a timeframe for solving the aforementioned issues.
Some of the problematic apps known to cause excessive heating include Instagram (which is said to have already been updated to address the issue), Uber, and Asphalt 9, the racing game.
With that said, many were assuming that it was the Titanium build of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro models that was causing the intense heat, but Apple’s statement clarifies that the company is confident about solving these issues, and this has nothing to do with the new titanium finish on the Pro models.