Not a glitch in the Matrix but a bug in the software.
Quite a few people were finding their iPhones feeling a little warmer than they ordinarily should be, leading to Apple starting an investigation into the matter.
Apparently a bug in the iOS 17 operating software was causing the phones to overheat relative to what they should be, temperature-wise, and that a new software update will rectify the problem. However, Apple have also stated that it’s likely your new phone may feel a little warmer than normal in the first few days of operation, owing to the number of new set-ups, apps, and software installation causing the device to have an unusual amount of background activity that will dispel shortly thereafter and return to normal. The tech giant is also at pains to point out that the issue will not in any way affect the phone’s long-term performance nor will the software update reduce performance capacity.
Another recent issue was the installation of third-party apps causing the operating system on some phones to overload. The apps causing the issue in question were primarily game Asphalt 9, Instagram, and Uber. Instagram have already fixed any issues that their app may have been causing while Apple themselves have stated that they’re working with developers currently and any new software update to resolve the issue will be initiated soon thereafter.
Interestingly, Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models do not suffer from the issue of overheating, with their frames constructed from titanium and therefore more able to dissipate the heat more effectively than older models’ stainless steel frames.
Stay tuned for more updates on this issue as we get them.