The owner said he only used the smartphone for five minutes before it became too hot to handle.
YouTubers are also testing the claims, with some finding that the device has reached 118 degrees.
Industry experts have suggested that the overheating is due to ‘compromises made in the design of the thermal system to achieve lower weight’.
A Reddit user posted a photo of his silver iPhone 15 Pro while checking the temperature on the back of the device
Although iPhones do overheat, keep in mind that the device typically gets hotter within the first 24 hours of installation.
Overheating may occur if you charge the smartphone with a USB-C cable and power adapter that are not compatible.
A 20W USB-C power adapter or a higher wattage USB-C power adapter is the standard.
Reports of iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max overheating have been circulating the internet since the smartphones hit the market last week.
And some new owners are investigating the situation with electric thermometers – and sharing their findings online.
A Reddit user posted a photo of his silver iPhone 15 Pro checking the temperature on the back of the device.
Another Reddit user discovered that his new iPhone Pro Max reached 104.3 degrees, but only overheated on the left side of the device
This X user claims the temperature of his iPhone 15 Pro was 108F after use. Although iPhones do overheat, keep in mind that the device typically gets hotter within the first 24 hours of installation
“It gets so hot I’m afraid to touch it, and it hurts my leg in my pocket,” the users shared in a post.
‘I’ve heard a lot of support for it being hot when charging or on social media, but that’s not the case for me. My phone actually feels cool while browsing and only gets slightly warm while charging.
“I’ve done a full reset and restore and even tried calling before restoring the backup, and it’s the same every time.”
Another Reddit user discovered that his new iPhone Pro Max reached a temperature of 104.3 degrees, but only overheated on the left side of the device.
Reports of iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max overheating have been circulating the internet since the smartphones hit the market last week
Users also notice that their smartphones overheat after using certain apps
A Chinese tech blogger named Geekerwan discovered that the iPhone Pro reaches new temperature values in just 30 minutes.
“The surface temperature of the iPhone 15 Pro set a new record in my experience with iPhones, reaching a staggering 48°C (118),” he said in a video on YouTube.
Geekerwan suggested that the heat came from A17 Pro, the new processing chip that powers AI capabilities, battery life and more.
However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks this is not the case.
Kuo is an analyst at TF International Securities reporting on Apple’s supply chain.
He shared a note on Wednesday stating that the overheating stems from the designs of the new smartphones, dismissing the chip theory.
Kuo’s blog noted that if the company fails to address the issue, it could affect sales of the device at a time when Apple is already dealing with a sales problem.
He also suggested that a software update could solve the overheating problem but could reduce the smartphone’s performance.