The iPhone 6S is prone to overheating problems, user testimonies suggest, in a further outbreak of bad news for Apple as it bids to bury last week’s rash of glitches with its just-released iOS 9 software.
The overheating issue emerged when Reddit users posted that the latest Apple handset was running considerably hotter than earlier iPhones. Apparently, at it’s hottest it’s hitting 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
By way of comparison, the usual temperature for smartphones is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
That issue has since been followed by the discovery that the camera app could be at the heart of the problem.
Apparently, this came to light when some users fired up their camera and were greeted with the message telling them that the flash on their phone has been disabled and that their iPhone “needs to cool down before you can use the flash”.
Bafflingly, this alert shows up when the camera hasn’t even been used beforehand, though. So it seems that it’s not overuse of the camera or the flash is causing the message to appear.
One poster stated: “I’ve never had this problem with my 6 plus. I live in Tucson, but it was a cool 88°F at the time I was trying to take pictures.
“The phone hadn’t been used for anything intensive or demanding prior to trying to take pics, just cruising through Facebook randomly, and was stowed away in my back pocket mostly. I’ve noticed this phone, 6s Plus, has been the warmest to the touch of all the iPhones I’ve owned.”
News of the glitch comes after a series of problems came to light with iOS 9, including issues with GameCentre and connectivity.