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Apple admits overheating problems with iPhone 15 Pro

Since launch, there have been numerous reports of Apple iPhone 15 Pro models overheating. Now Apple has acknowledged the problem.
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It wouldn’t be a proper iPhone launch without a little controversy, and this year there have been numerous reports of Apple iPhone 15 Pro series models overheating. Apple has now recognized the problem and is actively working on a solution with an upcoming software update.

“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.”

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According to some analysts, the most likely suspects for the overheating and throttling problems are the thermal design compromises. This resulted in a smaller heat dissipation area for the new iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The new titanium frames also have higher thermal conductivity than stainless steel, which could be another key factor.

While some users clearly notice the overheating problems with their Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, most people don’t notice them at all. Other models significantly throttle the GPU under sustained load. We will continue to follow the iPhone overheating controversy.


Toni Hobrecht
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