While the iPhone 15 Pro series has received acclaim for its impressive features, a rising number of early adopters are encountering a shared concern: overheating issues with their devices.
Instances of excessive heat generation have been reported since the launch of these new iPhones on September 22. Despite the incorporation of a titanium casing and a more potent A17 Pro chip in the Pro models, they display an unusual tendency to become uncomfortably warm to the touch.
On an official Apple support forum, a user expressed, “I just got the iPhone 15 Pro today, and it’s so hot I can’t even hold it for very long.” Another user echoed this sentiment, stating, “I got the iPhone 15 Pro as well, and it’s overheating when I’m on a phone call for like 8-10 minutes.”
Social media platforms are buzzing with iPhone 15 Pro owners resorting to temperature scanners to measure the extent of the heat issue. Videos shared on these platforms depict the devices reaching temperatures ranging from 102 to as high as 107 degrees Fahrenheit.
Engineer Mohit Verma shared on Twitter, “The natural titanium iPhone 15 Pro gets extremely hot, so much so that it becomes difficult to hold. Furthermore, it heats up after just a 2-minute FaceTime call or when scrolling through reels for 8-10 minutes.”
Despite users attempting to isolate the problem by closing apps and background services, the iPhones persist in running warm. A frustrated Reddit user commented, “Photos and videos make it super hot, charging makes it super hot, using it for YouTube and social media is also warm, like why is this so inefficiently heat-managed, Apple?”
As of now, Apple has not issued an official response regarding the overheating complaints. However, the increasing number of reports and media attention may soon prompt the tech giant to address the issue. Users are eagerly awaiting a solution to ensure their new iPhone 15 Pro models function optimally without uncomfortable overheating.