Over the weekend, Apple explained that reports of the iPhone 15 overheating were linked to multiple factors.
These factors included specific app-related issues like Instagram and Uber, background processing following data transfer, and unspecified glitches within iOS 17.
Today, the company released a fresh software update called iOS 17.0.3, which includes release notes specifically addressing the issue of iPhones experiencing higher-than-anticipated temperatures.
In a security update detailing the fixes included in this patch, Apple has identified and resolved two vulnerabilities affecting both iOS and iPadOS. The initial vulnerability was related to a kernel exploit that could potentially be abused by an attacker who had physical access to the device.
Apple stated that it "may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS prior to iOS 16.6."
The second issue addressed in the update relates to a bug in libvpx, which had previously raised concerns and had been by CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency). This bug had the potential to enable remote attackers to take control of the device. It should be noted that similar patches for the same libvpx bug had been recently implemented in applications like Chrome and Firefox.
To get this update, you can verify and download the latest version through your device's settings menu. The Apple update is approximately 400MB in size.
Although there were rumors circulating about potential hardware issues, possibly related to the iPhone 15's enhanced processor or the use of titanium components, Apple's official statements attribute the issue primarily to software-related issues. They also acknowledge the possibility of overheating when using USB-C chargers.
It is important to highlight that Apple had previously issued a post- iPhone 15 launch patch to resolve data transfer issues that some new users had encountered. Additionally, the company is currently in the beta testing phase of a more substantial update, iOS 17.1.
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