Apple launched the iPhone 15 series in September. Soon after the iPhone 15 models became available, users reported overheating issues with the latest smartphones. Apple promptly addressed this issue with software updates. Now, the Cueprtino-based tech giant is reportedly planning to add a hardware-based solution on iPhone 16 models for heat management.
According to a post shared by KosutamiSan on social media platform X, Apple is reportedly working on a solution to save iPhone 16 models from getting overheated. The post claims that the company may switch to a graphene heat sink and a metal battery case to improve heat dissipation.
How this hardware will solve overheating issues in iPhone 16
Graphene is an excellent material for a heat sink as it supports ten times more thermal conductivity than copper. iPhones don’t have a fan, so heat dissipation has to be done through the device frame into the air using passive thermal transfer. Smartphones also don’t have any space, especially for including thick and heavy heat sinks.
For such situations, heat sinks can be the perfect solution. As they have a more efficient thermal conduction value than the materials around them, heat sinks can remove heat from undesirable areas. Graphene is also expected to perform better than the existing cooling mechanism. This will allow iPhones to deal with heat more efficiently.
Previously, Apple has explored multiple ways to cool down the iPhone. However, the company hasn’t experimented much except sing different heat sinks.
In 2021, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the iPhone maker may use vapour chambers. Meanwhile, a patent pointed to magnets as a heat dissipation solution. It is important to note that those options are quite expensive and need major design changes. If the rumours are to be true, graphene could be the perfect solution to keep the iPhone 16 from overheating.
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