Apple confirms that iPhone 15 series overheating is related to iOS 17-specific issues

In the face of recent claims suggesting that the iPhone 15 series is prone to overheating, and numerous theories attributing this to the titanium alloy material causing poor heat dissipation in the iPhone 15 Pro and higher models, Apple has responded by attributing the issue to an error within iOS 17. This glitch reportedly results in the system overheating during operation.

In a statement to Forbes magazine, Apple elucidated that the overheating of the iPhone 15 is linked to specific flaws within iOS 17 and pledged to release an update soon. Furthermore, Apple clarified that several third-party apps haven’t been updated in tandem with the iOS 17 system, leading to persistent abnormal background processes and, in some instances, functioning at higher computational capacities, thereby causing the iPhone 15 to overheat.

Upon the initial release of the iPhone 15, some users encountered issues transferring data from their previous devices. This impediment arose due to an abrupt system patch released by Apple. Users were compelled to first finalize this update before a smooth data transition could occur. Post the data transfer, numerous users reported the iPhone 15 overheating. However, this was largely attributed to the continuous downloading of apps previously installed on their old devices. Once the data transition and settings were finalized, normal usage resumed.

Recent reports of the iPhone 15’s overheating, besides Apple’s acknowledgment of the specific issues within iOS 17, have also been linked to apps like Instagram, Uber, and the racing game “Asphalt 9” not yet been updated for iOS 17. Apple stressed that the iPhone 15’s overheating issues are unrelated to its hardware design and vehemently refuted claims that they plan to mitigate the overheating problem by reducing the iPhone 15’s computational power through updates.

On a related note, Apple urged users to be discerning regarding the quality of USB-C chargers and charging cables. Especially, high-power chargers that support rapid charging, or those employing subpar charging cables, might induce temporary overheating in the iPhone 15.