After admitting last month that the iPhone 15 and 15 Max contained a bug that caused the phones to overheat, the company closed out the problem with the recent release of a software update to address the issue.
The patch iOS 17.0.3 is available for iPhone users to download directly from the phone.
After the iPhone 15’s splashy launch in September, many early users complained of the amount of heat being generated by the phone with some even reporting that the phone would automatically shut down from overheating.
The source of the internal bug was not revealed, but Apple also said that several third-party applications like Instagram and Uber were also contributing to the problem.
Apple has worked with the developers from those companies to resolve their part in the heating issue.
The problem was particularly bad in the higher-end phones that came with a Titanium outer cover leading many outsiders to believe that the phone shell was somehow responsible.
But Apple was quick to reply to the issue and admit quickly that the problem was with the software and not the hardware itself, or the phone case.
The incident brought back to mind Samsung’s struggles with the Galaxy Note 7 device which resulted in 2.5 million phones being recalled after a number of incidents that caused the phone to overheat and which, in some cases, led to the battery exploding causing several injuries.
That episode was traced back to a number of compiling issues including poor workmanship, faulty parts, and overcharging.
Apple’s quick response to the issue is, no doubt, to keep the comparisons to the Galaxy 7 to a minimum.