Over the last few days, multiple reports about the new iPhone 7 making some weird noises have been cropping up on the web. Stephen Hackett from 512 Pixels was the first to point out the strange sound coming out of his iPhone through a post on Twitter. After Heckett shared a tweet about the issue, several people confirmed hearing the distinct voice coming out of their iPhones, something that sounds like a hiss or whine. Apparently, when under load or while launching an app, the iPhone s new A10 Fusion processor has been noticed to be making those noises. Unfortunately for Apple, some people have already started calling the issue the hissgate . Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
My iPhone 7 Plus makes terrible noises when under load. https://t.co/wFM2gImpOb Also Read - Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 beta 4 released: What’s new, how to downloadAlso Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
Stephen Hackett (@ismh) September 17, 2016
gadgetsnob (@gadgetsnob) September 17, 2016
Ran Geekbench on my iPhone 7 (3376 single core, 5340 multi, btw). It actually does make a “hissing” noise under full load.
Ren Fouquet (@renefouquet) September 19, 2016
EmBee (@EmBee82) September 18, 2016
Apple hasn t officially acknowledged the issue yet, which has led to speculations regarding the hissy-whiny noise coming out of the iPhone 7. Engadget postulates the noise as being some sort of coil noise, which is being created by the smartphone s processor — the kinds a high-powered electronic part makes. The reason why the A10 processor is a suspect is because people have heard the noise being emanated from the general area where the smartphone s processor sits. The noise is said to be quite like the sound coming out of a running computer, just that it s a much mellow version of that. On the other hand, some people are also speculating the issue to possibly be a cooling down mechanism adopted by Apple, since it happens every time the processor is under load and has chances of heating up.
This may not really be a huge issue since many existing smartphone too make some negligible noise when under heavy load. However, it is not something you would expect from Apple and it is this aesthetics bit that seems to bother users. There may not be any way to fix this issue, since the unibody of the Apple iPhones would not really allow that. However, Stephen Hackett, who sort of broke the news about noise, got his iPhone replaced from an AppleCare store. While some doubt the processor and the cooling system of the iPhone, Apple Insider speculates that it could involve the RF transmitter or some other form of interference with the speaker system. Also read: Apple iPhone 7 waterproof tests pit it against fizzy drinks, hot coffee, and the ocean
What s surprising is that, after multiple teardowns of the new Apple iPhones, nobody pointed out the issue. Also, even though many till now have complained about the issue, there still hasn t been a great majority reporting the same. And therefore, it isn t clear if all Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are facing the issue, or if it is a defect in only a bunch of the new iPhones. Also read: We finally know how Apple is using the space created by removing the iPhone s 3.5mm audio jack