Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

IPhone X users reporting 'crackling' sounds from earpiece speaker

IPhone X users reporting 'crackling' sounds from earpiece speaker

Although the iPhone X has been generally well received, this isn't the only problem that the device has experienced since its launch.

Apple flipped the script with this year's iPhone refresh, introducing a new high-end offering known as the iPhone X. The handset features a number of radical design changes which prompted some to question whether this would be a one-off "special edition" or the future of the iPhone.

The problem was brought to Apple's notice after many iPhone X users in colder climates reported their screens becoming unresponsive as soon as they ventured out in the cold with their phones. Although only a handful of people have actually reported these issues, but these glitches do exist.

Apple never discloses iPhone sales on a model-by-model basis but chief executive Tim Cook said that the iPhone 8 has "gotten off to the fastest start of any Plus model", which has come as a "bit of a surprise" to the company.

Apple was not immediately available to comment. Moreover, the issue is not limited to specific units or locations as both the 64GB and 256GB variants have been reported with the green line in the US, Canada, Poland and Australia.

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We've only just been able to get our hands on the iPhone X, and now there is talk of an iPhone X Plus and two other new iPhone models. Many users have shared their concern about this defect on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Apple official forums.

It is nothing the phone is literally "freezing" in the cold weather. The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flavors could finally be replaced with a 6.1-inch LCD model. The iPhone X is reportedly producing crackling sounds with all sorts of audio playback including phone calls, alarms and ringtones. A person who's spent $1000 on a phone will surely not bother such an issue. One user says the issue is so bad for him that the crackling occurs even around 50 percent volume. Exactly how a software update will tackle this issue remains to be seen as a problem with the screen freezing suggests it may be a hardware fault instead.

Apple has acknowledged the issue and said it was working on a software update.

Considering that's the main way of interacting with the iPhone X, this can get very frustrating.

"Battery life will return to normal when you bring the device back to higher ambient temperatures".

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