Apple releases statement confirming iPhone 15 overheating issues and is working on a fix
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Apple has addressed issues with some recently released iPhone 15 and 15 Pro Max devices overheating.
We may be approaching the colder months and needing to start thinking about bringing out the gloves, hats and hand-warmers, but the latest iPhone 15 or 15 Pro Max is not an item many are appreciating being able to their list of things to keep them warm this winter.
Just a couple of days after the latest models were released, some people flooded to social media in concern noticing their new phone getting 'so hot sometimes' one person found if they used it case-less they couldn't 'even hold it'.
Technology reviewer, Geekerwan, decided to put the latest iPhones to the test to see just how hot they can get.
Specifically focusing on the A17 Pro chip inside it, he found in certain gaming sessions or tests it can reach up to a whopping 48°C, according to BRG.
The rise in temperature also led to a negatively impacted performance of the devices.
And recent iPhone buyers weren't happy, flooding to X - formerly known as Twitter - to share their views.
"Software update needed. This iPhone 15 Pro Max is roasting after a 20 minute phone call!! Screen starting to flick due to the heat," one user said.
In a statement to Forbes, Apple confirmed it has 'identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected'.
It continues: "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."
These third-party apps such as Instagram, so make sure you're as up-to-date as possible.
Rumours surrounding the titanium design of the iPhone 15 Pro not helping with the overheating problem have also been shut down.
Editor-in-chief of 9to5Mac, Chance Miller, tweeted: "Also: Apple confirms to me that the titanium design of the iPhone 15 Pro is not to blame for any overheating problems.
"The company says the new design leads to _better_ heat dissipation than previous iPhones with stainless steel."
However, any iPhone 15 owners out there should also steer clear of larger USB-C power adapters.
But don't fret about your device not being safe or overheating so much it will eventually stop working, Apple reassures there are built-in protections on all its iOS devices, which even if it overheats, protect its inside components.