Apple is one smartphone which has always been very particular about the quality of its offerings and puts in a lot of effort to every minute detail. But it seems that the year 2016 is jinxed for Apple as well. The fate of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is very well-known and if the recent reports that are storming in from various sources including Reddit and Twitter suggest that the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are plagued with a hissing defect. According to these reports, both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus start producing a hissing or a static sound when put under the heavy pressure of apps or games.
This was first reported by Stephen Hackett of 512 Pixels who has even posted a video of this hissing sound that seems to emanate from the rear of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus when put under the pressure of heavy tasks. Here’s the video:
When Hackett approached the AppleCare, he was told to take it to an Apple retail store for getting it swapped. However, considering the paucity of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the market, getting your iPhone replaced with a quieter one may even take weeks. Also, the big question here is that whether it was a just a manufacturing defect with just a few batches of the device or the whole lineup is cursed. The latter case already seems very disheartening and gloomy.
Ever since Hackett’s revelation, various forums have been filled up with users complaining of this hissing noise in their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus irrespective of their models. Experts claim that the noise seems to emanate from the where the new A10 SoC is located. This noise seems to be some sort of coil noise which we often hear in our laptops and desktops. It is produced when electrical components hit a specific resonant frequency making the whole circuit vibrate.
This is still unknown whether this hissing sound is limited to a certain batch of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus or the whole lineup is cursed. However, on a positive note, various users have claimed that their iPhone 7 models are blissfully quiet. Apple is yet to make an official comment and let’s hope that the issue gets resolved as early as possible.