Apple issues warning for users to avoid keeping charging iPhones with them while taking a nap

by August 24, 2023 0 comments

Apple recently warned customers about people who tend to nod off while holding their cell phones, especially while the gadget is plugged in for charging, according to their online user guide.

According to the advice from the tech giant, iPhones should only be charged in well-ventilated areas and on flat surfaces, such as tables. It expressly forbids charging against soft objects like cushions, blankets, or one’s own body.

Why does Apple issue a warning about charging at night?

As the advisory explains, iPhones generate heat while charging. If this heat cannot dissipate effectively due to limited spaces, it will cause burns or in more serious cases, a fire. Thus, placing a charging phone under a pillow is considered one of the riskiest practices for smartphone users.

According to Apple’s advice, users should avoid sleeping or placing the device, power supply, or wireless charger under a blanket, pillow, or against the body while it is connected to a power source.

Additionally, they should make sure their iPhone, power supply, and wireless charger are used or charged in well-ventilated areas, and they should be careful if they have a medical condition that affects their ability to feel the heat. Apple also warned against using damaged cables or chargers and charging in wet conditions.

A19 Bionic chips and M5 chips Details

Meanwhile, Apple is said to be working on the A19 Bionic SoC, the first with a 2nm process, and the M5 chip for Macs. This points to continued chip development beyond the A17 Bionic that could affect future iPhone and Mac releases, though those details are unofficial and await official confirmation.

Ahead of Apple’s upcoming event, the username @_orangera1n at X highlighted Apple’s ongoing work on the A19 and M5 Pro/Max/Ultra SOCs. According to his report, the A17 Bionic SoC is expected to power the next iPhone 17 series, which is expected as early as 2025. The current A16 Bionic in the iPhone 14 Pro, which contains 16 billion transistors, is expected to increase with the next 3nm. A17 Bionic.

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