On October 1, 2023, Apple shared a statement with MacRumors and Forbes reporter David Phelan, announcing plans to release an iOS 17 update to address potential overheating issues in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The company mentioned that recent updates to certain third-party apps have overloaded the system, leading to overheating. Some of these apps include Instagram, Uber, and the racing game “Asphalt 9: Legends.” Apple is working with the developers of these apps to rectify the problem. Instagram has already rolled out a fix as part of its app update released on Wednesday.
Apple clarified that due to increased background activity, the iPhone 15 Pro models might operate at higher temperatures than expected for a few days after installation or restoration, which is normal for new iPhones and temporary.
MacRumors anticipates that this bug will likely be fixed in the official release of iOS 17.1, which is currently in the testing phase and expected to be released by the end of October. However, Apple might also address the issue sooner through smaller software updates, like iOS 17.0.3.