iPhone 7 users hear 'hissing' when devices are under heavy load

iPhone 7 users hear 'hissing' when devices are under heavy load
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As with the launch of every new phone, there are bound to be issues and defects. For the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, reports are emerging of an odd issue.

According to 9to5Mac, some iPhone 7 users reported hearing "hissing" sounds from their phones when the processors were handling heavy load.

It was first noticed by Stephen Hackett of 512 Pixels and subsequently corroborated by other users. Hackett uploaded a six-second video with a recording of the sound which seems like white noise. Some users even relate the "hissing" sound to that of a laptop fan.

Hackett reached out to AppleCare Support on this and was told to head to the nearest Apple Store for a replacement. However, the Apple Store did not have any stock and it would take at least five business days for a replacement unit to arrive.

While this issue is nothing compared to an exploding battery, it raises concerns about Apple's quality checks. Will these "hissing" iPhone 7 units spark off #buzzgate or #hissgate?



Source: 9to5Mac, DetroitBORG (YouTube), @ismh (Twitter)

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