With the iPhone 15 series having been in the hands of users for over a month now, some concerning issues have started to surface, particularly concerning the iPhone 15 Pro Max. It all began with reports of overheating, but now a new problem has emerged—significant burn-in on the displays of the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Initially, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo attributed the overheating issues to the new titanium frame, but Apple swiftly refuted this claim, stating that the titanium frame actually aids in cooling the device. Subsequently, Apple acknowledged that some users were indeed experiencing overheating, which was primarily attributed to a bug in the iOS, alongside certain compatibility issues with specific apps like Instagram, Asphalt 9, and Uber.
Apple took steps to address the overheating problem with the release of iOS 17.0.3, but a new set of challenges emerged. iPhone users started to report faster battery drain, random shutdowns, and other miscellaneous issues. While Apple remains mum on these concerns, a fresh problem is now surfacing as iPhone 15 Pro Max users complain about a peculiar burn-in issue affecting their device’s display.
As initially highlighted by iMore, users have taken to the Apple Discussion Forum and Reddit to share their frustrations about the unsightly burn-in issues that have manifested on their iPhone 15 Pro Max displays, a problem that should not be occurring in such a short period of use.
While it’s common for OLED panels to experience burn-in over time, Apple and other manufacturers employ software techniques to prevent “retained” images on the display. These techniques typically work well to prevent issues like home screen app icons leaving ghost images when watching videos or scrolling through social media.
However, in the cases brought up by iPhone 15 Pro Max users, the entire display appears to be affected by retained images, which is highly unusual after only a few weeks of usage.
If you find yourself facing a burn-in issue with your iPhone 15 Pro Max, there are steps you can take:
- Contact Apple Support: Reach out to Apple’s customer support through the official channels. Apple provides at least a year of coverage for your device, and if these reports hold true, the company will likely replace the affected iPhones with new units.
- Schedule an Apple Store Appointment: You can schedule an appointment at your nearest Apple Store using the Apple Support app. This way, you can discuss the problem in person with an Apple representative.
It’s essential to address these issues promptly to ensure that your iPhone 15 Pro Max continues to provide the excellent user experience that you expect from Apple’s flagship devices. As Apple works to enhance the performance and user satisfaction of their devices, they will likely respond to and rectify these concerns to the best of their abilities.