While the iPhone 15 Pro series has garnered positive reviews for its impressive features, a growing number of early adopters are facing a common complaint: their devices are overheating. Reports of excessive heat generation have surfaced since the launch of these new iPhones on September 22. Despite the introduction of a titanium casing and a more powerful A17 Pro chip in the Pro models, they are exhibiting an unusual tendency to become uncomfortably warm to the touch.
On an official Apple support forum, one user expressed, “I just got the iPhone 15 Pro today and it’s so hot I can’t even hold it for very long.” This sentiment was echoed by another user who stated, “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 also abuzz with iPhone 15 Pro owners resorting to temperature scanners to gauge 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 weighed in on Twitter, mentioning, “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’ attempts to isolate the problem by closing apps and background services, the iPhones continue to run warm. One Reddit user expressed frustration, “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 growing number of reports and media attention may soon compel 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.