- Apple will address an overheating issue on the iPhone 15 Pro through a new iOS 17 update, expected to release in late October.
- The issue is related to software and not hardware, and Apple assures it won’t affect the long-term use or performance of the A17 Pro chip.
Apple will address a major overheating issue affecting the new iPhone 15 Pro with the upcoming iOS 17 update. The iPhone 15 Pro is Apple’s most powerful iPhone to date, and it’s capable of running games such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage and the Resident Evil 4 remake.
This past summer, various iPhone 15 leaks suggested that the new lineup would have a more durable frame and a USB-C port. Those leaks were confirmed when Apple revealed its iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models during the September 12 Apple Event. Although technical and feature improvements are to be expected with each iPhone generation, the iPhone 15 Pro brings substantial performance uplifts thanks to the 3nm A17 Pro chip. For instance, the A17 Pro chip incorporates technology that’s normally found on current generation gaming GPUs such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing and AV1 decoding. Apple and its partners demonstrated several games running well on the new iPhone 15 Pro, but owners are already running into performance and overheating issues while running apps and games.
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Apple has confirmed that a new iOS 17 update for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will fix a bug that’s causing overheating issues in certain games and apps, including Asphalt 9: Legends and Uber. The bug overloads the iPhone 15 Pro’s internal processes and background activities, causing the phone to generate more heat than intended. In an official statement sent to MacRumors, Apple is working with third party developers to implement fixes for their apps while working on a definitive fix for a new iOS 17 update. The fix is expected to release in the iOS 17.1 update in late October, but it could potentially arrive sooner in the iOS 17.0.3 update. iOS 17.1 is currently available to Apple’s public beta testers.
Apple notes that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro bug fix will not decrease the overall performance of the A17 Pro chip. The company notes that the overheating issues are not a safety risk and will not impact long-term use of the iPhone 15 Pro. Additionally, Apple states that the iPhone 15 Pro’s titanium frame and aluminum support system does not cause the iPhone 15 Pro to overheat since the issue is strictly related to software.
Although the iPhone 15 Pro overheating issue may be a cause of concern for customers, the issue is not tied to hardware and may be fixed without a product recall. Social media apps such as Instagram have already fixed issues involving background activity on iPhone 15 Pro, so it appears that developers are already sorting out issues that may negatively impact the new device.
The new iOS 17 update should be beneficial for those wanting to try out Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail on iPhone 15 Pro. These games are demanding on previous generation iPhone devices, and new iPhone 15 Pro users will be able to take advantage of increased performance and exclusive features without worrying about game crashes and overheating soon. Users may want to follow Apple’s official channels since the company will likely share a notice about a release date for the new iOS 17 update when it’s ready.
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