Apple acknowledges iPhone 15/15 Pro overheating issues, says it's not due to design

Apple acknowledges iPhone 15/15 Pro overheating issues, says it's not due to design

Apple acknowledges concerns about overheating issues with the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro models. The company has said that these problems are not related to the smartphone's hardware design, which is said to be in line with speculations. Instagram has released an update with version 302 on September 27 to address some of these issues.

Instagram, Uber, and the game Asphalt 9 were among the apps that could cause the devices to run warmer than usual, an Apple spokeswoman said. Apple has affirmed that these thermal issues do not pose any safety risks. However, factors such as the use of USB-C power adapters with a charging capacity exceeding 20W and background processing shortly after restoring the phone can contribute to increased warmth, which may differ from what iPhone users are used to. The iPhone still regulates power into the device at up to 27W so long as the adapter is Compliant with the USB-C PD standard, the Apple spokeswoman said.

Apple has ensured users that the imminent fix, which will be included in iOS 17.1, will not result in performance throttling, dispelling concerns raised by some, such as Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The iPhone 15 series, however, saw significant advancements, such as the adoption of the new A17 Pro chip developed using TSMC's 3nm process and the use of titanium in the frame's construction.

The A17 Pro, a new six-core GPU, is considered to be one of the most notable features of the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. The devices can run graphics-intensive games like Resident Evil Village at almost console-level fidelity, offering a better gaming experience.

Investors have already erased more than $300 billion in shareholder wealth since the company reached a market value of $3 trillion for the first time in late June.