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Apple iPhone 6s overheating for some users: camera flash won't work until phone cools down

Apple iPhone 6s overheating for some users: camera flash won't work until phone cools down

The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are already out on sale in most Western markets, and this is the first weekend for users to try out the new devices and share their experience.

Surprisingly, we are seeing the first reports of a weird overheating issue in the camera app appear on Reddit. The problem seems to appear out of the blue, with no heavy use or exposure to extremely hot temperatures prior: once you open the camera app, you get a "Flash is disabled" warning saying "The iPhone needs to cool down before you can use the flash."

Is your new iPhone running hot?

This comes after multiple reports confirmed that the new iPhone 6s is running noticeably hotter than earlier models, reaching temperatures of up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average for most phones stands at around 90.

Is this an isolated incident? So far, there is not all that much data to say it is, but this will definitely be one issue we'll be looking forward to testing out in the very near future. Have you experienced any overheating issues with the new iPhone 6s? Let us know in the comments right below.

Apple iPhone 6s overheating for some users: camera flash won't work until phone cools down
source: Reddit

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posted on 27 Sep 2015, 07:57 98

1. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


LOL! Apple also copied Snapdragon 810!

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 07:58 11

4. gaming64 (unregistered)


Did your brain also copy the 810?

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:26 5

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Looks like it fried.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 16:39 3

151. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


No. Only the iPhone 6s fried.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 10:39 11

106. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol someone is butthurt...

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 13:08

135. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You are yeah.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 16:40 5

152. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


The butthurt is real. Lmao!!

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 17:00

153. rick_mobile (Posts: 322; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


my friend came over yesterday with his new 6s and it started getting very warm in my hand. plus, it's the same exact sh*t as the regular 6. Force touch is so f*kn retarded.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:19 27

11. thegandalf (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


they just copy the favorite feature of Sony Z4 , danm!

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:54 3

42. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Intel 14nm > Samsung 14nm/TSM 16nm. Should have gone Intel!

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 13:17 12

137. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10653; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? All the S6 models and the Note 5 use 14NM with no issue.

I guess Apples cores are to big. Samsung use small.cores as I just learned recently on PA.

To bad because the jailbreak erst probably were ready to jailbreak ios9 and. Own they have to wait for the 9.1 peach which will throttle back the CPU.

Seems weird that the chip would get so hot at only 1.79GHZ. I would expect it at 2Ghz and above.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 14:19 12

144. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Techie...I'm proud of you for making an average sized post. +1

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:01 1

145. miket1737 (Posts: 2989; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


38 degrees celcius (which is note 4 temperatures and also note 5's temperatures after a workload) is now "hot" to you? lol fanboy detected, no wait i been already known your a fanboy though

posted on 30 Sep 2015, 10:01

171. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10653; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Who's a fanboy? Me?
I only said that a CPU that is clocked less than 2Ghz I wouldn't expect it to overheat. I would if its clocked above.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 06:55

167. Canaan (Posts: 335; Member since: 25 May 2014)


This has nothing to do with Samsung, Samsung provided the RAM and manufactured their SOC, they had no part in the camera. It's more than likely related to the camera software; it's the same on the Xperia Z3, if I use its stock camera app it overheats quickly, but if I use Google's camera app, I have no issues.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 11:32

126. ogee4life (Posts: 105; Member since: 12 Apr 2014)


feature with the earlier SD 810 chip not Sony, the same problem is noticed with all phones using the earlier variants. Best you get yourself informed properly

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:21 6

14. Kumar123 (Posts: 890; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Still better than SD810 and Exynos processor.
A9 >>> Exynos 7420 > Snapdragon 810.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:24 48

17. dazed1 (Posts: 419; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Maybe 810, but 7420> A9.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:30 7

21. Kumar123 (Posts: 890; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


There is no Maybe.

A9 >>> Exynos 7420 > Snapdragon 810

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:42 19

76. Podrick (Posts: 805; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


You are lying it wrong.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:54 1

82. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wow I thought I'd never say this but I finally agree with you. Wow. Let me play the lotto tonight because this is... Wow.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:30 20

20. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


But A9 will compete against 8890 and 820.

7420 and 810 are available from March, whereas A9 is just released. Can't compare.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:33 31

24. Ordinary (Posts: 2347; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Exynos 7420:
Single core:
1520
Multi core:
5478

A9:
Single core:
1811
Multi core:
4577

Both scores combined: Exynos 7420 (6998) A9 (6388).

CPU goes to Exynos but GPU to A9. Moral of the story-you are drinking kool-aid.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:42 3

32. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


A8's Single core is above 1600
you definitely fabricated those numbers

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:11 12

57. Ordinary (Posts: 2347; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Yep my bad its 2460 single core and 4312 multi core (6772). Still less than Exynos.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:17 2

60. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks (Posts: 130; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


Stop fabricating scores here A9 single core score is 2500, which is 90% higher than Exynos (1300). Let's give Exynos benefit of the doubt and say multi core is 5100 that's mentioned by lot of users (PA got 4404) and A9 is 4423 on IPhone 6s Plus, that is only 15% higher, which can really be classified as 'close' to the score.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:21

65. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Yeah except 7420 is pretty old by now A9 gonna compete with 820!

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:23 5

66. Ordinary (Posts: 2347; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Before you hit your head twice read the post #57 just above you.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:29 15

73. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Why would you combine them ?? single and multi isnt something you sum..

Multicore score gives you the total CPU performance , thats it...

singlecore is important if you are sttill living in 2000
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9518/the-mobile-cpu-corecount-debate

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 10:29 3

102. miket1737 (Posts: 2989; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


We have to wait for thermal throttling/performamce degradation numbers for the A9. If the a9 has less performance degradation and less thermal throttling then the exynos 7420, which loses about 35-40% from its peak performance, then it would put and make the A9 as all around superior to the exynos 7420

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