Ever since the iPhone 15 Pro series launched on September 22 last month, both users and reviewers have been noticing ‘heating’ issues, particularly with the Pro models. Now, in an official statement to News18 Tech, Apple has acknowledged this issue and has listed why this phenomenon is happening.
“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 said.
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.”
Apple has also clarified a few misconceptions propagated by some reports:
- Apple says that despite the switch to titanium as the substructure material, the iPhone 15 Pro does not suffer from overheating but is, in fact, better than previous stainless steel models.
- 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.
- Apple also said that the upcoming iOS 17 update addressing this bug fix will not throttle the performance to make the devices cooler.
- As for using a higher adapter supporting wattage more than 20W, Apple notes that users should expect the iPhone temperature to temporarily increase while fast charging. “The iPhone still regulates power into the device at up to 27W so long as the adapter is compliant with the USB-C PD (Power Delivery) standard,” things should be fine, Apple clarified.