Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Earpiece speaker experiencing issues for some iPhone X units

"It's very noticeable. Is anyone else having this problem?" asked darus214.

While Apple has been reportedly replacing all affected units free of charge, several consumers complained on Twitter about receiving slow or lackluster service. Late last week we saw green bars appearing on some of the OLED screens, now we're seeing reports of "crackling" and "buzzing" sounds being emitted from the earpiece speaker. One user reported noticing a crackling when playing something at "near max volume or when putting people on speakerphone".

Ever since the iPhone X hit the market, Apple fanatics are going gaga over it. You can be sure Apple are already looking into this, and coming up with a fix.

The green line doesn't appear on the display when users first turn the phone on apparently, but spontaneously shows on screen after a short period of normal usage, reports MacRumors who cited users from the US, Canada, Poland, and Australia as having experienced the glitch. It's unclear at the moment whether or not this can be fixed with a firmware update, or if Apple will have to make some hardware changes on the iPhone X to prevent this happening with future devices.

Yes, they will. But, some users have reported that even after getting a replacement device, they are still experiencing the same problems on the new device.

The green line problem appears to be rather more limited, but it is concerning nonetheless.

Separately, users have taken to Twitter and Reddit to complain about the issue.

While it seems like it is on top of the temperature related screen freezing problem, Apple hasn't yet had anything official to say in relation to complaints about the vertical green line issue some customers are also reporting.

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