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Apple is now working on the fix it promised to address the overheating problem in some iPhone 15 Pro units. This should roll out in the iOS 17.0.3 update that is expected to come out this week or next week and will also be included in the final release of iOS 17.1.
The issue started with the release of the new iPhone 15 lineup, with Pro owners claiming to notice extreme overheating in their units. Many speculated that it is caused by the titanium material of the frames and the A17 Pro chip. The issue could be noticed during the setup process, but others reported experiencing this even when handling simple app usage and recording videos.
Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo defended the A17 Pro, saying it was not the culprit but the thermal system design compromises Apple made in the phones. According to the report, the heat dissipation reduction and the use of titanium in the frames led to negative thermal efficiency impacts.
The Wall Street Journal followed this with a report quoting sources with knowledge of the matter. According to the individuals, Apple made internal changes in the units, specifically in the new logic board in the iPhone 15. As explained, Apple removed the gap created by the now-removed SIM tray on iPhones with a new logic board design.
“Adding a slot to the phone’s already-cramped interior creates additional challenges for heat dissipation,” the sources told the media outlet.
Apple, nonetheless, dismissed the ideas. In a recent statement, the company claimed it is not a long-term issue, saying it is limited to a problematic iOS 17 bug. The company also blamed some third-party apps like Instagram, Asphalt 9: Legends, and Uber, claiming they are causing system overload.
Ultimately, Apple said it could be fixed with an update, promising it wouldn’t affect the units’ performance. This suggests that the company will not reduce the power of the A17 Pro, which some recommended as a part of the fix.
The fix is now being tested by the giant and will likely be released in the coming days through iOS 17.0.3 and will also be included in iOS 17.1, which is currently in beta testing. The iOS 17.0.3 update follows the iOS 17.0.2 Apple used to resolve the data transfer issue between the new iPhone 15 units and older iPhone models.