David Phelan, a reporter for Forbes, has revealed that he has received clarification from Apple regarding the overheating issue of the iPhone 15 Pro when used for a period of time. Apple has stated that they currently have data and conditions that can cause the iPhone to reach higher temperatures than it should. The first cause comes from the background processes that occur after the initial setup or restore of data.
However, this is not the only issue, as Apple has also identified a bug in iOS 17 that may cause this problem for some users. This will be addressed through a software update. Additionally, Apple has found that certain third-party apps have been updated and are causing the device to perform more heavily than usual. Apple has contacted the app developers to resolve this issue. One app specifically mentioned is Instagram, which has already released an update to address this in its latest version.
Apple has confirmed that the design of the device, including the use of aluminum materials in the Pro model, is not the cause of the reported overheating issue. Lastly, Apple assures users that the iPhone has a safety system in place to monitor and protect against excessive internal temperatures.
Further official details may be provided by Apple in the future.
TLDR: Apple has addressed the overheating issue in the iPhone 15 Pro, citing data and conditions that can cause higher temperatures than normal. They have identified a bug in iOS 17 and certain third-party apps that contribute to the problem. Apple is working to resolve these issues through software updates and has confirmed that the device’s design and materials are not to blame. The iPhone also has a safety system to protect against excessive temperatures. More information may be released by Apple soon.