Apple plans to release an iOS 17 update to address a flaw that may be contributing to the reported iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max overheating issue, according to a statement the company shared with Forbes Reporter David Phelan today.
Apple also says that some recent third-party app updates have overloaded the system and contributed to the overheating issue. The report indicates that some of these applications include Instagram, Uber, and the racing game Asphalt 9: Legends, and Apple is working with the developers of these applications to address the problem. The report adds that Instagram has already provided a fix as part of the app update released on Wednesday.
Apple says iPhone 15 Pro models may run warmer than expected during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device due to increased background activity. This is standard behavior for new iPhones and is only a temporary condition.
We’ve identified some conditions that could cause your iPhone to heat up more than expected. The device may become warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device due to increased background activity. We’ve also found a bug in iOS 17 that is affecting some users and will be addressed in a software update. Another issue involves some recent updates of third party apps which are causing the system to become overloaded. We are working with these app developers on the fixes that are in the works.
The bug is supposed to be fixed with iOS 17.1, which is currently in beta and is expected to be released in late October. Apple may also provide a bug fix soon through a smaller software update, such as iOS 17.0.3.
According to the report, Apple will not reduce the performance of the A17 Pro chip as part of the thermal-related bug fix. Apple also said the issue does not pose a safety risk and will not affect the long-term performance of affected iPhones.
Earlier this week, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the titanium frame in the iPhone 15 Pro models negatively affected thermal efficiency. However, Apple said CNETPatrick Holland The titanium frame and aluminum substructure of the iPhone 15 Pro don’t contribute to the problem, so the company doesn’t acknowledge it’s a hardware issue.
Not all iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users experienced overheating, and it’s not clear how many customers are affected by the issue overall. the
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