The Cupertino giant has recently rolled out the fifteenth iteration of the devices and was expected, it has managed to grab the attention of the masses. Following in the tradition of the previous generation, the Pro variants would be giving you a better set of goodies in the form of an improved 48MP camera, the latest A17 bionic chipset, USB 3.0 ports, and a gaming console in its infancy stage. However, this time around this is another feature being offered by the Pro variant that you wouldn’t probably want to welcome abode.
Within a day or two, forums were flooded with reports from iPhone 15 Pro users stating that their devices were overheating beyond the normal limit. Initially, it was attributed as a normal phenomenon because the device was being set up for the first time and the OS was being optimized However, that initial time frame has now long gone and reports are still coming out regarding this concerning issue. So what exactly is going on? Let’s find out.
iPhone 15 Pro Overheating could be due to Apple’s Compromises!
Initially, fingers were being pointed out to the TSMC’s 3-nanometer node that was used for the A17 Pro chip as being the possible culprit. However, according to popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the overheating in iPhone 15 Pro is not due to TSMC’s 3-nanometer node, instead, it’s due to compromises made in the thermal system design by Apple. But why did the OEM decide to do so?
Well, it was done to lower down the weight of the device [like seriously!]. So the reduced heat dissipation area and to top it off, the titanium frame has negatively impacted the thermal efficiency of the devices. Apple could address this thermal issue by rolling out a patch in the subsequent updates but it wouldn’t be able to do so effectively until and unless it throttles the performance of its A17 bionic chipset.
How the mighty have fallen. From being advertised as being able to run console games like Resident Evil Village and Death Stranding to having to lower the performance, life does indeed come a full circle, Apple. With that said, we will update this post as and when there is any further development surrounding this. So stay tuned. Likewise, do share your valuable opinion on this iPhone 15 Pro overheating issue in the comments section below.
UPDATE: Apple Responds
Apple has released a statement with MacRumors and Forbes, stating that:
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.
As far as the third-party apps are concerned, Instagram, Uber, and the racing game Asphalt 9: Legends are the culprits that seem to have a fair share of say in the iPhone 15 Pro overheating fiasco. If we talk about rectification measures, then the bug should be fixed with iOS 17.1, which is currently in beta and is expected to be released in late October. More to follow…..
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