It was a matter of time: we already have the first iPhone 15 with a swollen battery

Are all the news about the iPhone 15 bad?

It was a matter of time: we already have the first iPhone 15 with a swollen battery
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

The iPhone 15 Pro is the most anticipated phone of the year. With every new iPhone, Apple tries to convince us that their devices are the best in the market. And while they are right (or close to being right), the new phones have an issue with heat.


The overheating issues of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are already public knowledge, with some users complaining that both flagship devices are getting so hot that holding them is nearly impossible.

However, none of these users had encountered swollen battery problems… until today. Reddit has posted an image of the device showing a bulge that slightly separates the lower part from the screen. Yes, it’s a serious issue.

A swollen battery for an iPhone 15 in just a week

A Redditor with the username u/Leather_Cheerio_402 has said that their iPhone 15 Pro was picked up on a Monday and everything seemed fine, but when they went to put on the case, they noticed that something “didn’t fit.”

The owner of the iPhone 15 Pro also mentioned that the nearest Apple Store was not helpful in the matter. When they explained that the model with the swollen battery was purchased from Verizon, the individual was advised to visit that store.

The iPhone community responded that this treatment from the Apple Store was completely unacceptable. Regardless of the device being picked up from a Verizon outlet, the Genius Bar should assist the owner.

Given that this is the first case of an iPhone 15 Pro appearing with a swollen battery, Apple can be given the benefit of the doubt.

According to an analyst, the A17 Pro powering both “Pro” models is not the culprit, but rather the titanium chassis and inadequate cooling solution, which have led to severe thermal throttling issues and noticeable stuttering problems with games.

Let’s hope this is an isolated incident and no one else has to go through this ordeal. Otherwise, this problem could be endemic to the company’s most powerful model.

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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