iPhone 15 Owners Report Titanium Frame Becomes “Too Hot to Hold”

There are some questions about Apple’s ability to make good products.

However, I’ve heard good things about the iPhone 15.

If it gets so hot you can’t hold it, you’re probably using it too much.

It also points to the fact that these machines are creating a massive amount of radiation, and you really shouldn’t be carrying them around in your pocket unless the power is off.

The Guardian:

Apple is facing complaints from users about overheating in relation to its new iPhone 15 models, with some customers claiming the titanium frame becomes too hot to hold.

The iPhone maker’s community forum is carrying customer feedback about the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, claiming that the handsets are overheating.

I’ve had the new iPhone 15 Pro and it’s so hot, it’s too hot to hold,” wrote one user. Another wrote: “My skin hurts!!! What is going on with iPhone 15 Pro Max??

There are multiple posts on the Apple forum referring to overheating of the iPhone 15 Pro series, with one user posting a photo of their iPhone 15 next to a thermometer recording a temperature of 111F (44C). There are also posts on X and Reddit.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst at TF International Securities, said any overheating issue was probably due to “compromises” in the phone’s design as the company attempted to reduce the product’s weight.

The iPhone Pro model has a frame made from titanium, a poor conductor of heat, which could hamper the handset’s ability to disperse heat. Previously, Apple has used stainless steel for its high-end phones.

Kuo wrote: “The primary cause is more likely the compromises made in the thermal system design to achieve a lighter weight, such as the reduced heat dissipation area and the use of a titanium frame, which negatively impacts thermal efficiency.”

Well, a lot of people are not complaining about this. So either some of them are borked, or some people are using the phone for long hours on end.

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