Apple has acknowledged the heating issues reported by users and reviewers with the iPhone 15 Pro series. In an official statement, Apple explained that there are a few conditions that can cause the iPhone to run warmer than expected. During the first few days after setting up or restoring the device, increased background activity can lead to the device feeling warmer. Apple also mentioned a bug in iOS 17 that is impacting some users and will be addressed in a software update. Additionally, recent updates to third-party apps, such as Instagram, Asphalt 9, and Uber, are overloading the system and causing the phones to run warmer.
Apple clarified that despite the switch to titanium as the substructure material, the iPhone 15 Pro does not suffer from overheating and is actually better than previous stainless steel models. The upcoming iOS 17 update will address the bug causing the overheating issue, and it will not throttle the performance to make the devices cooler. Apple also mentioned that using a higher adapter supporting wattage of more than 20W may temporarily increase the iPhone’s temperature during fast charging. However, as long as the adapter is compliant with the USB-C PD (Power Delivery) standard and the iPhone regulates power into the device at up to 27W, there should be no issues.
Overall, Apple has acknowledged the heating issues and is actively working on addressing them through software updates and collaboration with app developers. Users can expect improvements in the near future to resolve these concerns.