This year’s iPhone 15 launch has been a bit more controversial than other years. Some users who picked up the phone have reported overheating issues on their devices especially while running tasks and browsing certain apps. While a new iPhone tends to get hot within its first few days of use, due to syncing and setting up, these heating issues have not stopped and Apple has now acknowledged them.
At first, users thought the cause of the overheating of iPhones was due to the new titanium material used on the device. However, that isn’t the case. Apple claims that a combination of some third-party apps and a bug in iOS 17 could lead devices to “run warmer than normal”.
An Apple spokesperson told Bloomberg that the company has identified a number of third-party apps which are the culprits behind these heating issues. Asphalt 9, Instagram and Uber are a few.
Apple has also stated that when initially setting up your new iPhone and restoring data from a backup, the device will also get warmer than normal. But these heat issues seem to stem well beyond the initial set-up process and into daily use of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. This is due to iOS 17 which the company claims is also causing some problems.
Apple says a fix for the issue will come with iOS 17.1 sometime in the future and it will aim to fix the heating issues on the iPhone 15 lineup. iOS 17.1 is currently in beta but the build doesn’t currently include these fixes. Apple will likely roll out a newer beta version of the software which will include the bug fixes.
The company also says that the fixes won’t result in throttled performance on the new iPhone 15 range. Users are concerned that Apple will reduce the performance of the new A17 Pro chip in order to get the thermal handling under control. The company claims this won’t be the case.