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Apple admits iPhone overheating issue

by on02 October 2023

It is someone else’s problem… but we did find a bug in iOS

After a week of the Tame Apple Press saying that there was no overheating problem in the new iPhones, Apple is putting out an update that might fix it.

Last week users took to the internet to complain that their overpriced Titanium paperweights were getting a bit hot when you did anything taxing like switch them on.

The Tame Apple Press denied that there was a problem claiming that iPhones always overheat when they are new and they get cooler later, presumably after they have been shoved in the faces of Android users.

Now it seems that, without admitting that there is a problem, Apple plans to release an iOS 17 update to address a bug that causes the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max overheating issue.

But Apple only is half admitting responsibility for the issue. It claims that recent updates to third-party apps have overloaded the system and contributed to the overheating issue. The report notes that some of these apps include Instagram, Uber, and the racing game Asphalt 9: Legends, and Apple is working with the developers of these apps to address the issue. The report adds that Instagram already introduced a fix as part of an update to the app released on Wednesday.

However, Apple said: “We have identified a few conditions which can cause 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. We have also found a bug in iOS 17 that is impacting some users and will be addressed in a software update.”

The bug should be fixed with iOS 17.1, which is currently in beta and is expected to be released in late October. It's entirely possible that Apple might also make a bug fix available sooner with a more minor software update, such as iOS 17.0.3.

Apple has reassured users that it will not be throttling the performance of the A17 Pro chip as part of the temperature-related bug fix and the iPhone 15 Pro's titanium frame and aluminium substructure do not contribute to the overheating issue.

Last modified on 02 October 2023
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