Apple on Wednesday released an update to its iOS operating system to address incidents of its iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max running extremely hot.
An update to iOS 17, iOS 17.0.3, popped up for iPhones earlier today, with a similar iPadOS 17.0.3 update coming for iPad users.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have been coveted items since they launched last month, and are still backordered on Apple’s site through the middle of next month. But users of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max complained about their phones getting unusually hot, which industry experts suspect has to do with the A17 Pro processor running at high speeds. Apple said that some third-party apps were overloading the processor, and promised a fix, which arrived today.
The two phones represent Apple’s top-tier products, packed with the latest innovations like faster USB-C charging support and the A17 processor. Both come in the lighter, yet more durable, titanium frame. The iPhone 15 Pro also comes with a 5X optical zoom, differentiating it from even the iPhone 15 Pro.
Beyond the heat issue, the software update also address a potential vulnerability that could allow someone else to gain critical access to your phone. So even if you don’t have an iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max, it’s worth updating your phone anyway.
Whether the software fix is enough remains to be seen. Are you still seeing overheating issues? Let us know about it.