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In a recent statement provided to Forbes reporter David Phelan, Apple has outlined its plan to release an iOS 17 update specifically designed to tackle the overheating issue reported by some iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users.
According to the tech giant, recent updates to third-party applications have contributed to the problem, with apps like Instagram, Uber, and the popular racing game Asphalt 9: Legends identified as potential culprits. Apple is actively collaborating with these app developers to implement solutions. Notably, Instagram has already rolled out a fix as part of its latest app update released just this past Wednesday.
Apple emphasizes that initial warmth experienced by iPhone 15 Pro models during the initial setup or restoration process is entirely normal, attributed to heightened background activity. This behavior is considered standard for new iPhones and is deemed a transient condition.
Apple’s Official Statement: “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. 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.”
The forthcoming solution is anticipated to be integrated within iOS 17.1, currently in beta and slated for release in late October. However, Apple may also opt for a swifter resolution via a smaller update, like iOS 17.0.3.
The report further asserts that Apple will not compromise the performance of the A17 Pro chip as part of the temperature-related fix. The company also affirms that the issue poses no safety risk and will not detrimentally impact the long-term functionality of the affected iPhones.
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For users concerned about potential hardware involvement, Apple has clarified that the iPhone 15 Pro’s titanium frame and aluminum substructure are not contributing factors to the overheating problem, thus ruling out a hardware-related issue.
While not all iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users have reported experiencing overheating, the exact number of affected customers remains unclear. Apple assures users that a resolution is on the horizon, promising a seamless and optimally performing device in the near future.