December 1, 2023
Owners say iPhone 15 overheating issue makes it ‘too hot to touch’

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According to owners, the recently released iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Max are suffering from overheating issues.

Temperatures for flagship Apple phones are reportedly reaching 47C, with some users claiming the handsets become too hot to touch when not using a case.

“My iPhone 15 Pro Max is almost too hot to touch right now while fast charging,” said 9to5Mac reporter Ian Zelbo. written on xWhich was earlier known as Twitter.

“I thought people were exaggerating but no, it’s not very good. What’s interesting is that if I’m holding it, the left hand rail and the little rear area on the left are by far the hottest…matching up exactly with the logic board.’

Apple first introduced fast charging with the iPhone 8 in 2017, allowing users to get up to 50 percent battery in about 30 minutes.

With the launch of the iPhone 15 range of phones this month, Apple switched from its proprietary charging cable to a standardized USB-C charger to meet new EU regulations.

Mr. Zelbo said the problem was at its worst while his iPhone was charging rapidly from 25 percent battery level to 60 percent.

He said, “After 70 percent battery percentage it has cooled down significantly (still warm but comfortable in the hand).”

Independent Apple has been contacted for comment.

Other iPhone 15 users said they experienced excessive heat while playing games or scrolling through apps

Tech publication Android Authority reported that the problem occurred “during long usage sessions” when switching between chat apps and social media videos.

The phone gets hot in the space at the bottom right of the camera island, said Aamir Siddiqui of Android Authority. “This is without gaming, without being plugged in to charge, and on Wi-Fi, so the heat is beyond comprehension.”

Testing by Korean YouTube channel BullsLab found that the iPhone 15 reached 46.7C while gaming.

iPhone 15 range to be unveiled at an Apple event on September 12, 2023


Reports of the iPhone 15’s overheating issue come amid concerns over the 2020 iPhone 12 models, which French regulators claim is emitting harmful levels of radiation.

France banned the sale of iPhone 12 handsets earlier this month, forcing Apple to provide a software update in an effort to mitigate the problem.

The radiation warning was based on tests conducted on behalf of France’s National Frequency Agency (ANFR), although regulators in other European countries have also indicated their intention to follow the French regulator’s initiative.


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