Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus making ‘hissing’ sounds?


NEW DELHI: New iPhones seem to be having teething troubles. Some early iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus buyers have reported a strange issue. According to these people, they can hear a ‘hissing’ (snake like) sound coming out from their devices. Reports suggest that the sound might be an outcome of the Apple A10 Fusion processor when handling extreme loads.
The ‘hissing’ sound in iPhone 7 was reportedly first spotted by Stephen Hackett, a blogger, who recorded the sound and posted it on YouTube. He also posted the video on Twitter saying “My iPhone 7 Plus makes terrible noises when under load,” followed by the YouTube link.

According to The Verge, the ‘hissing’ sound is nothing but ‘Coil noise’ that any processor can make if not properly dampened. The report also claims that the issue seems to be limited to certain users as of now and might be a small glitch in the early batches of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
As reported by the Lifehacker website, the issue currently has no fix. Since the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus smartphones are completely sealed, there is no fix except if users replace them with a new device.

Although Apple is yet to come up with a statement on the matter, Hackett claimed that when he approached AppleCare with the issue he was told to replace it with a new device. In addition, since the supply of the new iPhone models are tight, it may take a while for the replacement units to arrive.

:photo from Cnet