Apple has rolled out an iOS 17 system update that includes a fix to prevent the iPhone 15 lineup from becoming uncomfortably hot.
However, the heating issues with the iPhone 15 models have exceeded the expected typical scenarios. I Photo: Apple
The company stated that iOS 17.0.3 "addresses an issue that may cause the iPhone to run warmer than expected," as reported by the Associated Press (AP).
The Cupertino, California-based company attributed the overheating issue with its recently released iPhone 15 models to a software bug and other problems associated with popular apps like Instagram and Uber, leading to complaints about the devices becoming too hot to handle.
Apple provided a brief statement to The Associated Press last week after reports surfaced regarding overheating complaints appearing on online message boards, stating, "We have identified a few conditions which can cause the iPhone to run warmer than expected."
It is not uncommon for new iPhones to become uncomfortably warm during the initial days of use or when they are being restored with backup data stored in the cloud, issues that Apple already informs users about.
The devices can also generate heat when running apps such as video games and augmented reality technology that demands significant processing power.
However, the heating issues with the iPhone 15 models have exceeded these typical scenarios. Apple emphasized in its statement that the problem is not related to its new processor or the titanium casing used in the high-end iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.