Trend Indexing: Apple is working on a software update to fix an issue with iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models following complaints about overheating from early adopters.
A couple of weeks after the phones were released, a section of purchasers took to social media to showcase their devices hitting temperatures well above the norm that, in many cases, feeling too hot to the touch.
In a statement, Apple said the issue might be experienced during initial set-up, while another issue with third-party apps overloading the system was also causing issues with iPhones that are literally too hot to handle.
“We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” a spokesperson said in a statement first reported by Forbes over the weekend.
“The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring 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.”
It’s not rare for Apple to issue software updates for iPhone models shortly after their release. In fact it has aleady happened this time around with iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro users unable to set up on release day due to a data transfer bug.
That issue caused users to restore their phones using a computer and install iOS 17.0.2 before being able to use their shiny new phones.
Hopefully, Apple doesn’t take too long to launch this update given the phones are proving physically uncomfortable for some users at the moment.