Apple investigating reports of poor Bluetooth audio quality with the iPhone SE

Apple investigating reports of poor Bluetooth audio quality with the iPhone SE
Originally thought to be selling poorly, the latest word is that the Apple iPhone SE is actually selling well. It is apparently hard to find the iPhone SE on carrier's shelves, and ordering from means waiting nearly two weeks for the phone to be shipped in certain cases. The 16GB version is priced at $399, with the 64GB model offered for $499.

According to complaints posted at Apple's support communities website, the iPhone SE does have a problem with the audio quality heard over Bluetooth supported accessories. Apparently, this issue affects both Bluetooth headsets and earpieces alike. The problem can also be heard when an iPhone SE is paired with automobile speakers using Bluetooth.  

The audio on affected iPhone SE models is sounding robotic and distorted on phone calls, GPS voice navigation and with FaceTime video calls; streaming music is not affected. Reportedly, Apple's engineering team is aware of the issue, and is working to resolve it. A similar problem happened in October 2014 to Bluetooth connected car audio systems used by iPhone users following the update to iOS 8. The problem was fixed in iOS 8.1.

source: AppleSupport via MacRumors

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iPhone SE
  • Display 4.0 inches 1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1624 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x


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