It appears if you’re running an iPhone 5 and recently upgraded to iOS 6.1 you may be in for a tough time, as many users are reporting major overheating issues for Apple’s handset after upgrading.
The Next Web has a detailed rundown of the issues plaguing iPhone 5 users, which has seen a huge spike in complaints and concerns on Apple’s forums, mostly involving rapid battery depletion and the iPhone 5 itself overheating.
The actual problem is speculated to spawn from a loop error possibly in Apple Mail or Microsoft’s Exchange, where a function gets stuck and keeps repeating until the program runs out of memory. How exactly this causes the battery to rapidly drain remains to be seen, but the issue is prevalent enough where a fix can supposedly be found for the Microsoft Exchange issue over at DevCentral.
Of course, if you’re still experiencing overheating and battery drainage at an abnormal rate, be sure to contact an Apple representative over on the official forums.