Apple’s latest iPhone 15 Pro models are overheating, most likely owing to thermal design flaws. Apple may fix the problem with software updates.
Earlier this month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max versions at the Wonderlust event. The high-end smartphones featured a redesigned titanium design and A 17 Pro chipsets, as opposed to A 16 chips on the base models.
However, many users have now complained about overheating difficulties on the iPhone 15 Pro versions, with some even going so far as to declare that the new iPhone had become far too hot.
According to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the source of overheating difficulties in the iPhone 15 Pro series is unrelated to the new A 17 Pro chipset’s TSMC 3 nm manufacturing.
Instead, Kuo stated that the heating concerns are most likely due to ‘compromises made in the thermal system design to achieve a smaller weight’ and less heat dissipation area, as well as a titanium frame that has reduced heat dissipation area.
He also anticipated that Apple will solve the heating issues on the iPhone 15 Pro series with future software updates, but that the gains will be limited if Apple does not reduce processor speed.
iPhone 15 Pro model specifications:
Apple has kept the previous Pro Max model’s 6.7-inch OLED screen and a 6.1-inch screen for the Pro edition. Both Pro versions have Super Retina XDR displays with ProMotion technology. They support iOS 17’s always-on display functionality as well as the recently introduced StandBy mode, giving a dynamic and power-efficient visual experience.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are both powered by the A17 Pro CPU, which Apple claims may deliver unrivaled performance in the smartphone landscape, potentially rivaling high-end PCs.
The iPhone 15 Pro models include a 48-megapixel camera, which improves low-light performance and reduces lens flare in images. Users can easily move between focal lengths (24mm, 28mm, and 35mm) and achieve 5x optical zoom up to 120mm. These models additionally feature 4K60 ProRes video recording and easy access to external devices via the USB-C connector.