The iPhone 15 has been praised by most, but not just Apple detractors. Most have had positive things to say about the iPhone 15, but it’s not just the Apple detractors who are voicing the complaints.
In fact, there’s a number of widely reported issues with the new iPhone 15 that should be on prospective buyers’ radar. Apple has indicated that they are working on a fix for most of these problems. Stan Schroeder, a Mashable employee, had the chance to test all four new models of iPhone 15: iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max. In short, he’s a fan; he has yet to come across any of the reported issues.
Here’s a roundup of drawbacks that have been plaguing new iPhone 15 owners.
1. iPhone 15 is too hotAs reported by Mashable , iPhone 15 owners are complaining that their device is too hot. Some users claim that their phones get too hot during mobile gaming sessions. Thermal issues are also reported when recording high-quality, intensive 4K videos. Some reports claim that the phone gets so hot, it is uncomfortable to hold for a call. Some reports state that the phone gets so hot, it becomes too uncomfortable to hold for a phone call.Adding to customer testimonials, tech outlet
decided to put the overheating issue to the test and found that the new iPhone 15 ran much hotter than the latest mobile devices from Google and Samsung.
Apple could likely fix at least some of the overheating issues with a software update. Analyst Ming Chi Kuo believes that the overheating problem is caused by compromises made to the thermal design of the new iPhone 15 in order “to achieve a lighter weight.” Apple has not yet announced how it will resolve this issue. For now, iPhone owners will have to wait and see. A bug causes the iPhone to freeze during setup
As Mashable previously reported last week on the iPhone 15 launch day, some unlucky iPhone 15 users were stuck in an Apple logo boot up loop while trying to transfer data from their previous iPhone.
Luckily though, this is one issue that Apple has already rectified. A launch-day iOS update fixed the issue for users. On setup, new iPhone 15 users should be able to upgrade to iOS 12. If you get stuck, there are a few steps that can be taken to upgrade your device to the latest iOS and launch setup. This issue may be more of an iOS 17 issue than a problem with the iPhone 15 itself. Many apps are yet to release an update to either iOS 17 and/or the new iPhone. Any degraded software experiences related to this will be corrected as soon as these updates are released. It doesn’t heat up, it charges quickly, and the FineWoven Case looks good with no marks or scratches. 4. Fingerprint-attracting chassisAs mentioned, practically everything we’ve just run down can be fixed or addressed with a software update. What about the chassis? Users of the iPhone 15 have reported that the new Titanium body is also causing problems. Some users have also reported scratching and display alignment problems straight from the box. Users who have issues with their phone even before they open the box are advised to take it back for a refund or exchange. It’s unclear how many users are affected by these issues, but it doesn’t seem to be widespread.
As for the titanium body’s propensity to get mucked up, users probably don’t have much to worry about. Schroeder stated that the only issue she has seen is discoloration due to fingerprints. “That’s temporary but.” The new iPhone breaks too easily
Arguably, the biggest issue facing the new line of iPhone 15s is the durability of the device. It’s not something that can be fixed with software updates. This is a feature built into all phones. Some longtime iPhone users are finding that the new-generation flagship phone line breaks much more easily than older models.YouTuber JerryRigEverything, for example, went viral for a video he made testing out just what the new iPhone 15 can withstand. The new iPhones and particularly the iPhone 15 Pro Max did not pass his test. JerryRigEverything, in a widely-shared video, puts pressure on the iPhone 15 by pressing it with his finger. The back quickly cracks. Would the average person do this to their smartphone? No. The iPhone can be subjected to similar forces when the user sits down on the device while it is in the pocket.
Furthermore, Sam Kohl of AppleTrack performed a
on the iPhone 15. Kohl discovered that the iPhone 14 was able to withstand the punishment better than the iPhone 15 after a series of drop tests. The iPhone 15 Pro became unusable following a series drop tests. Kohl’s belief that the titanium build wasn’t the only culprit is what was most interesting about this test. He believes that the curved corners on the new device played a part in its weaker body. As we’ve said before, Apple cannot fix this issue with a simple software update. Kohl suggests buying a case to protect the expensive new iPhone 15.