Apple rolled out a minor update to iOS last night to address the overheating of certain iPhone 15 models. While not a widespread issue, some iPhone 15 users reported that their devices were getting much warmer than usual. These heating issues would happen during the basic use of the phone. Apple has released iOS 17.0.3 to fix it.
Last week, Apple admitted that the iPhone 15 might “run warmer than expected” due to a number of reasons. First off, the company says certain third-party apps including Uber and Instagram were causing issues with the A17 Pro chip. The company also claimed that iOS 17 included a bug which also caused the heating problems.
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The new iOS 17.0.3 update comes in at around 400MB and is available for all devices which support iOS 17. Even though the overheating problems seem to stem from iPhone 15 models, Apple has rolled out the software to all users no matter what phone they have.
The software update also includes a security fix which addresses a kernel exploit Apple says was found in iOS 16.6 which could give local access to your iPhone to an attacker through libvpx. The exploit would let attackers take control of your iPhone remotely. It was quite a major find a few months back.
It is still too early to tell whether or not the new iOS 17.0.3 update actually fixes the heat issue on iPhone 15 devices. However, Apple wouldn’t have released the update if they didn’t feel confident about it.
Users originally thought the iPhone 15 was running warmer than expected due to the new titanium design but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Other iPhone 15 Pro users are also concerned that Apple might throttle the performance of its new A17 Pro chip to prevent the phone from overheating under heavy use. Again, we’ll have to see what daily use shows in the coming days.