Numerous iPhone 15 Pro Max users have encountered significant problems related to display burn-in, marking a concerning trend for Apple's latest release just a month after its launch.
The issues initially surfaced with reports of these phones inexplicably overheating, although they now extend to the presence of conspicuous burn-in on iPhone 15 Pro Max displays.
Renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo attributed the overheating problems to the new titanium frame, but Apple emphatically denied this and asserted that titanium aids in cooling the device.
Instead, Apple cited a bug within iOS, coupled with specific app-related issues on platforms like Instagram, Asphalt 9, and Uber, as the primary culprits behind the overheating problems.
Allegedly, with the release of iOS 17.0.3, Apple has tackled this overheating issue.
Nevertheless, iPhone users continue to voice concerns about rapid battery drainage and random shutdowns, issues that Apple has yet to officially address.
Adding to these worries, reports have emerged from iPhone 15 Pro Max users who are experiencing unusual burn-in problems on their display panels.
These complaints have been documented on various forums, including the Apple Discussion Forum and Reddit.
While OLED panels are known to be susceptible to burn-in over time, Apple, like other manufacturers, employs software techniques to prevent "retained" images on the display.
For instance, the Home Screen app icons should not linger when watching YouTube videos or scrolling through social media.
However, in cases brought forward by iPhone 15 Pro Max users, the entire display appears to exhibit retained images, a situation that should not occur after only a few weeks of regular usage.
What to do?
If you find your iPhone 15 Pro Max displaying burn-in issues, it is recommended to contact Apple or schedule an appointment at an Apple Store using the Support app.
Customers are entitled to at least one year of coverage, and if these reports prove accurate, it is highly likely that Apple will provide replacements for affected iPhones.