"The iPhone 7 is hissing, but not exploding"
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The iPhone 7 is hissing, but not exploding
Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are finally in some of your grubby little hands.
And there's been reports of people who preordered their jet black 7 Plus That we're told October, November.
But we'll now be getting them in the next few days.
And you know what?
That's a good Apple for them.
Unless you're the guy who's still getting his in November.
See, that's a sad Apple.
But like almost every iPhone launch, you know what?
It's never smooth sailing.
According to reports, the iPhone 7 Plus can make a hissing sound when it's under heavy performance.
Did someone say hiss gate?
Well see check this out, heres the hiss sound from five twelve pixels.
You know what, it's kind of there.
I mean Unbox Therapy did their own test between several phones, and there is a faint hissing.
But it's not like this huge pc fan, and its pretty tuff to say, this is absolutely an issue.
Honestly, it is not that bad, but yes, it exists.
Now the consensus online is that it is caused by a phenomenon known as coil noise, which is the sound a high powered processor or virtually any electronic part can make.
It can happen when the chip is under a heavy load.
Now Engadget tried to reproduce it on an iPhone 7 and failed but it could point to a manufacturing issue instead of an actual design quirk.
Up to this point Apple has replaced iPhones that have replicated the issues.
So, if you think you have a problem, you're okay, because really there is no reason to get into a hissy fit.
It means having an exploding phone.
Apple is investigating another iPhone 7 and 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off.
Off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to Mac Rumors.
Now Yasser El Haggan shot this poor quality video in 240p, but it shows the result with an iPhone 7 and 6s next to each other.
Hashtag Shot on a crappy phone.
Now, Apple is instructing service providers to tell customers to restart their phones but if that doesn't work then they should remove and re-insert their SIM cards until they have resolved the issue.
Which is perfect timing for a quick tip, the hard restart on the phone has actually changed because of the new home button.So, if you want to do a hard restart hold the wake button and the volume button down together and keep holding them for a hard restart.
There you go.
And now we've solved your first world problem, but wait for it.
Yeah, another one.
Apple is working on a fix for a software glitch with the new lightning ear pods.
If you've left your new ear pods for a few minutes, audio continues to play, but the remote on the headphones stop working.
So you can't adjust the volume, activate Siri, or even answer calls.
Now, the glitch is intermittent and random, but it exists.
So, if this has happened to you, you are not alone.
And the solution is, hey man, just go wireless.
There's a lot of little issues that pop up because many of us are still using the standard headphone jack for things like switching between phone and laptop in the same spot.
How about having multiple wired headphones or using the auxiliary connection in your car if you don't have bluetooth.
What about all those businesses using square?
Now just going to have to put a dongle on it?
Just so Apple can leave us with a fake speaker grill that's actually a piece of molded plastic where the headphone jack used to be.
See, you didn't know that?
Here, look at the iPhone 6 with the headphone component right here, and then the iPhone 7 with the molded Plastic piece.
Yeah, that's a bad apple.
And yes, I'm sure it made a little more space for their Taptic Engine, but all that space they claim they freed up, a lot of it was put into a piece of plastic.
But, if you still want a headphone port in your iPhone 7, do not do this at home.
Tech [UNKNOWN] decided to make a point and drilled a hole right into the bottom of the iPhone to bring back the headphone jack.
And FYI, it doesn't actually work, but the phone still does.
And in some good news, [INAUDIBLE] has rated the iPhone 7's display the best LCD display it has ever tested.
And a major upgrade over the iPhone 6S.
This isn't the best display ever on a smart phone like Apple claimed.
This is the best LCD display, achieving the highest marks in color accuracy and peak brightness, with the lowest reflectance of any smart phone.
Also, iOS 10 adoption is growing steadily even with it's initial issues After just one week and is now installed on nearly 34% of devices, iOS 9 adoption is still the highest on 62% of devices.
And in other OSNews, yes, MacOS Sierra has finally arrived.
I'm here, it's me, Marcos.
Marcos, are you all right?
Are you okay?
I'm here, it's me, Marcos Sierra.
Phew, yeah you had us all worried there for a second, my man.
All right, Macko S. Sierra is available for download now.
Plus, here's the winner for our bad apple, good apple sticker giveaway.
Congrats go to Zyrome Rex Sarmiento.
Summer Evens, Lemel, Chelle, and Kasey Chew, congrats to all of you.
That's going to do it for this weeks show, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet me at Brain Tong.
Thanks so much for watching, we'll catch you all next time for another Byte of the Apple.
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