Apple Inc. has today issued the highly anticipated iOS 17.0.3 and iPadOS 17.0.3 over-the-air (OTA) updates to the public. The release targets an array of iPhone and iPad devices that are eligible for this update. The update is particularly essential for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models, which have reportedly been battling with an overheating issue.
Overheating Issue Traces to Specific Apps
Apple pinpointed and commented on this persistent bug, which apparently manifested itself in an overheating situation for devices that made use of certain applications, notably Instagram and Uber. The glitch was attributed to an overwhelming of the new A17 Pro chips inside these devices, caused by these specific apps. The fix for this malfunction is already included in the just-released iOS 17.1 beta version.
In addition to the overheating bug, Apple's latest smartphones have encountered other teething problems. Notably, reports have emerged about the failure of the Near Field Communication (NFC) chip within the devices following charging in BMW cars. Furthermore, there have been claims that Apple may have sacrificed efficient cooling mechanisms in order to reduce the weight of its newest devices.
Apple Releases Update for iPad As Well
Apple has comprehensively addressed these issues by also rolling out the iPadOS 17.0.3 update today. This encompasses general bug fixes for the iPad devices. Both the iOS and iPadOS updates are compatible with the devices initially released with the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on September 18th. Users can access the updates by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update to download and install the latest operating system.