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Surprising no one, Apple’s newest iPhone is its best. This doesn’t mean all of its first users are having a positive experience.
First reported by 9to5Mac and corroborated by user complaints in Apple’s Support forums and Twitter, early iPhone 6S users are complaining about Touch ID buttons becoming too hot to touch. The new iPhone was first released to the public on Sept. 25.
In a thread on Apple’s Support Communities, many users describe a similar problem. When a user went to turn on his or her phone, the home screen was black and the Touch ID/Home button felt hot. The problem would go away after holding the home and lock buttons for 10 seconds, resetting the phone.
Frustrated users voiced their displeasures on Twitter as well.
My iPhone 6s shut off with 50% battery left and the home button became so hot I couldn’t touch it… New feature?
— Jonnie Hallman (@destroytoday) October 4, 2015
My iPhone 6s turned off and won’t come back on and the TouchID is HOT to the touch…
— Michael Schultz (@michaelschultz) September 29, 2015
my new iphone (6s) won’t turn on after turning off unexpectedly, and won’t charge. touch ID is extremely hot. genius bar is booked until mon
— JAY-KWA-LIN (@gujacq) September 30, 2015
While more than a handful of users have complained about this issue, it pales in comparison to last year’s infamous bendgate, where a small number of iPhone 6 models bent in the pockets of users. In other words, don’t expect to see something to effect of #heatgate or #burnghazi trending on Twitter any time soon, even if it is a… hot button issue.
Apple has yet to respond to a Mashable request for comment. One user reported the issue to Apple Support and the representative said he "hadn’t heard" of this issue prior.
9to5Mac also reports that users are experiencing a variety of other bugs with their new iPhones, mainly software related. With the addition of 3D touch, users are reporting that normal taps on web links won’t open up Safari as normal, and others complain of poor sound quality with the iPhone 6S’s internal speaker.
While the hot TouchID is somewhat alarming, the reality is that early production devices often have small issues like this. Take for example, the battery problems of the very first run of iPhone 5 and 5S models.
Apple often addresses such issues in a software update, only replacing or repairing hardware when necessary.
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