Apple’s new smartphone has only been available for four days, but buyers are already noticing problems.
iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users have complained that their new device becomes unbearably hot after a few minutes of continuous use.
Users took to X to complain about the issue with one saying: ‘The natural titanium iPhone 15 Pro gets extremely hot, so much so that it becomes difficult to hold.
‘It heats up after just a 2-minute FaceTime call or when scrolling through reels for 8-10 minutes.
The source of the heat is believed to be the processing chip, which in smartphones generally gets hotter the harder it has to work.
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro options come with a top-of-the-range chip called A17 Pro which improves performance, including AI capabilities and battery life.
A Chinese tech blogger who goes by the name Geekerwan found the chip in the iPhone Pro sets new records for temperature in just 30 minutes.
‘The iPhone 15 Pro’s surface temperature set a new record in my experience with iPhones, reaching a staggering 48°C,’ he said in a video posted to YouTube.
Apple released its iPhone 15 range on Friday, equipped with a new titanium frame, USB-C charging port and new artificial intelligence features.