Some iPhone X owners report crackling sounds coming out of earpiece speaker

The iPhone X packs a good amount of tech that we haven't seen on an Apple smartphone before. Cupertino's $1,000 flagship is the first iPhone to feature an OLED display, a nearly bezel-less design, the new Face ID authentication system, and a unique gesture-based version of iOS 11.

Given the amount of new stuff present, the news of some iPhone X owners experiencing issues at launch isn't exactly surprising. One of these issues came in the form of a green line running down the outer edge of the handset's OLED panel. While the problem is particularly annoying, only a small number of devices seems to be affected, and concerned customers report that one can get a free replacement for their faulty unit at the Apple Store. However, it seems that problems pertaining to the new tech aren't the only ones plaguing early adopters.

According to reports on Reddit and Twitter, there are "buzzing" or "crackling" sounds coming out of the earpiece speaker on certain iPhone X units. Apparently, the crackling can be heard primarily at high volume levels and seems to occur in various situations, such as when playing multimedia or when putting people on speakerphone. At launch, the iPhone 8 also suffered from a similar "clicking" sound issue, but it only occurred during voice-calls and was quickly resolved by Apple with an iOS update. 

This problem also seems to be present on a very small percentage of iPhone X units. Still, if you happen to be one of those affected by it, we would suggest that you contact Apple as soon as possible and try to arrange a replacement. 

Have you experienced any problems with your iPhone X? Let us know in the comment section below.

source: Reddit via MacRumors



1. Peacetoall unregistered

Your'e hearing it wrong.

5. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Hahhaa very Apple response!!!

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I think it's the worm eating the Apple trying to talk.

21. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1367; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Every new device has issues at launch not one device has had a perfect launch. they will work this out.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not to mention the laggy screen in cold weather bug and GPS issues with the iPhone X. Glad at least some of the issues can be solved with a software update.

4. Peacetoall unregistered

What if the crackling sound is a hardware issue and not a software issue. I mean it could be that ugly notch interfering with the speaker.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

That is why I said some of the issues, like the GPS and cold weather bug. Hardware issues are another thing, although Apple is very easy in just swapping your device for a new one.

19. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Most of you often forget USA isn't the world. There are loads of countries where Apple store don't exist and their products are sold there. What then happens to such people?

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True but Apple still has a lot more stores worldwide than their competition. And you can always send your iPhone back to Apple directly.

23. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Well that's false. Samsung has more stores

25. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Pretty sure that is not true. There aren't that many Samsung stores. I live in a small country with three Apple stores and no Samsung ones. And haven't seen them in other countries so far

13. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

some are returning en in getting a replacement the crackling doesn't stop,let's roll now iPhone x, but overall it's a good device.#4

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good to see Apple is taking notes from Google But this isn't one of the features they need

6. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Oh boy... may be they needed another 1000$ to make a perfect one !! Ballocks!!

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I have no idea why people are so desperate for 1st gen new products nowadays, it was cool for a while but you soon realise with extremely complicated modern tech there are ALWAYS issues. Let the idiots take care of the first few months, at least where huge sums of money are involved!

17. ColinW

Posts: 413; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

iPhones fans foolishly believe Apple products just work out of the box.

9. Darckent

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

WOW iPhonearena just said these issues are to be expected because of all the tech!!!! Nice downplay And what new tech has apple brought exactly? Oled screens have been around for years the iPhone X is not bezel for the face id what would that have to do with failing screens and speakers? This site gets worse

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

They removed the headphone jack and the home button...maybe it's time to say goodbye to the speaker? After all they gotta sell more AirPod's...right?

10. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

And this is worth 1000$? Apple fanboys are like a goddamn cult.

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Articles that appear and disappear is few minutes....

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Wheres Piyath? He had a few dozen comments laughing at Pixels crackling... This should be good.

18. ColinW

Posts: 413; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

He will hide, iFans are cowards and hypercritical.

22. Rocket

Posts: 705; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Iphone X beta, should be the name of this phone.

24. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

This happens on my 7 all the time.

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