December 1, 2023

An iPhone 15 Professional consumer posted pictures on Reddit exhibiting the brand new system bloating after the battery began swelling. That’s a standard safety habits of batteries, because it ought to stop fires and different accidents. The battery in query didn’t catch fireplace, nor did the iPhone 15 Professional overheat earlier than the accident.

The consumer has already contacted Apple assist for steering and can have their system swapped. It’s unclear what prompted the accident, however some folks likened the iPhone 15 Professional incident to the notorious Galaxy Notice 7 battery swelling and fires that led to a recall. This incident isn’t something like that.

Smartphones do catch fireplace, and people unlucky incidents are uncommon. However the Galaxy Notice 7 skilled a bigger than anticipated variety of fires and explosions/swelling incidents.

The iPhone can be a battery-powered gadget. Some fashions will swell up. The older the battery, the upper the possibilities of that occuring. On that word, we noticed final yr a report exhibiting that Samsung Galaxy gadgets are likely to swell up as they age.

The iPhone 15 sequence simply launched, nevertheless. There ought to be no motive for these iPhone fashions to expertise battery swelling. Nevertheless, given the massive variety of items Apple produces, high quality points with some batteries may result in swelling.

The Reddit consumer mentioned he used the swollen iPhone 15 Professional for a number of days earlier than realizing the issue:

Picked up the telephone on Monday and didn’t discover it then. Placed on a case a pair days in the past and observed it didn’t match proper. Was going order a brand new case however then realized the telephone is definitely swelling. Nonetheless works for now.

A Reddit consumer shared a picture of a swelling battery contained in the iPhone 15 Professional. Picture supply: Reddit

Responding to questions within the thread, the iPhone 15 Professional proprietor mentioned he didn’t drop the handset, as a bodily affect may all the time result in battery points. He posted further pictures to point out the handset didn’t maintain harm.

Furthermore, he didn’t expertise overheating earlier than the battery swelling. Not that overheating is obligatory.

“I haven’t finished something irregular to make it sizzling nor have I dropped it,” Redditor Leather_Cheerio_402 mentioned. “I haven’t observed my telephone being unusually heat both. Simply smells like dangerous electronics lol.”

The overheating query is essential proper now for a easy motive. The iPhone 15 Professional and 15 Professional Max have overheating points, in accordance with numerous studies because the 2023 iPhones went on sale final week.

The iPhone 15 Execs are the one ones to function the highly effective A17 Professional chip. The chip can overheat and throttle whereas the iPhone 15 Professional runs video games or different intensive duties. It could additionally overheat whereas the battery is charging. And the brand new Professional handsets may overheat whereas they’re frivolously used throughout charging. Apple has but to handle these points with a repair.

The iPhone 15 Professional has contacted Apple, and he’s been instructed to go to Verizon, the place he purchased the unit, to kind out the issue. Apple will certainly examine the battery swelling incident, which seems to be an remoted case.

Once more, there’s no level in evaluating this case with the Galaxy Notice 7. The iPhone 15 Execs in all probability outsold the Galaxy Notice 7 within the first week of preorders. It’s very seemingly that there are extra iPhone 15 Professional and 15 Professional Max in circulation already than Galaxy Notice 7 items at any level within the latter’s brief historical past.

That mentioned, Apple nonetheless wants to repair the iPhone 15 Professional’s overheating downside. The extreme warmth will harm the iPhone’s battery well being in the long term, impacting the consumer expertise and probably hurting iPhone 15 Professional gross sales.