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iPhone 6s overheating for some, disabling LED flash

by Killian Bell | September 27, 2015September 27, 2015 8:00 am PDT

Apple may have eliminated “bendgate,” but does its new iPhone 6s have an overheating issue? Some users report that their handsets are getting too warm during use — so much so that the device will not allow the LED flash to activate when taking pictures.

“Flash is disabled,” reads the popup seen by some early adopters. “The iPhone needs to cool down before you can use the flash.”

The new A9 processor inside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which make them the fastest iPhones to date by a mile, runs hotter than last year’s A8 chip, according to reports. While the average temperate of iPhone 6 was 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the iPhone 6s runs up to 102 degrees.

It’s unclear what’s causing this right now, so it’s difficult to tell how easy it will be for Apple to fix it. But it certainly doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue, with only a small number of people reporting this issue since the iPhone 6s made its debut on Friday.

Nevertheless, Apple will likely be monitoring this situation closely now that it’s out in the open, and looking at ways in which it can prevent iPhones from becoming too hot. In the meantime, there’s probably little to worry about unless you’re seeing this error on a frequent basis.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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