Buyers of the newly released iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max have been reporting the phone’s overheating issues ever since its launch.
Users such as Redditor u/Leather_Cheerio_402 14 posted that his new iPhone 15 Pro now has a swollen battery that has caused the display to bulge out.
This has caused its Reddit thread of comments to alarm everyone that a swollen battery is definitely a safety hazard and can burst into flames at any time.
According to Forbes in a word with Apple, the company said that the device’s overheating issues are mostly seen in the first few days of setting up or restoring due to its increase in background activity.
Apple also emphasized in its chat with Forbes that the overheating isn’t caused by the design of the iPhone 15 Pro nor is it the new Titanium structure as iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus users were also reporting some overheating.
They also told Forbes that they’ve found a bug in iOS 17 that impacts users and is said to be addressed in a software update.
Furthermore, they also stated that another issue is third-party apps that cause the system to overload.
Such apps identified were Instagram, Uber, and Asphalt 9 which are said to cause the iPhone to get warm. Apple also stated that they are currently working with the app developers to address this.
Finally, they also indicated other culprits such as larger USB-C power adapters above 20W which may cause temperature increases. However, if your charger is compliant with the USB-C PD standard, it is said to be safe to use as iPhones generally regulate their power draw automatically.
Apple ended by saying that there is no risk to the safety or long-term performance of iPhones and iPads as both have built-in protections to prevent overheating.
As to when the update for its fix will come, that still remains unknown as Bloomberg noted that the first beta version of iOS 17.1 was released to app developers which is scheduled to be available to all later in October.