Apple is blaming a software bug and other problems with popular apps like Instagram and Uber that caused recently released iPhone 15 models to overheat and led to complaints that it was too hot to handle, reports Breaking News.
The Cupertino, California-based company said Saturday that it is working on the iOS17 update that powers its entire iPhone 15 lineup to prevent devices from inconveniently overheating and deal with apps that “causing them to overload the system”, reports Breaking News.
Meta-owned Instagram earlier this week tweaked its social media app to prevent it from heating up the phone on the latest OS.
Apple says Uber and other apps like the video game Asphalt 9 are still in the process of rolling out updates.
No timeline has been set for the release of its own software patch, but it has been stated that any security issues will not prevent iPhone 15 owners from using their devices while waiting for the update.
“We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” Apple said in a brief statement to The Associated Press after media reports on message boards detailed overheating complaints, reports Breaking News.
Apple also dismissed speculation that the overheating problem in the new models could be related to the switch from its proprietary Lightning charging cable to the more widely used USB-C port, which allows it to comply with requirements issued by European regulators.
While Apple has expressed confidence that the overheating issue can be quickly resolved with upcoming software updates, the issue could continue to depress sales of its awnings at a time when the company has reported three straight quarters of year-over-year declines in overall sales.
The slowdown weighed on iPhone sales, which fell a total of 4% from a year ago in the nine months spanning Apple’s last three fiscal quarters, Breaking News.
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