iPhone 7 and 7 Plus reportedly emit loud 'hissing' noises under load

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus reportedly emit loud 'hissing' noises under load
While many keen early adopters will have attempted to grab the just-launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus already, other prospective buyers will be waiting for the proverbial dust to settle. After all, those niggling teething issues with new hardware can often prove disruptive, and you've only to look at Samsung's catastrophic Galaxy Note 7 launch for a case in point. While the iPhone 7 duo don't appear to have been affected by exploding batteries, some owners of Apple's new flagships have found they can get rather noisy under heavy load. 

The sound, described by some as a hiss or screech, has drawn comparisons to how a computer's CPU / fan can begin to whirr when pushed to the edge. It's as yet undetermined whether this is an outright defect with some models, or simply a drawback of Apple's new A10 Fusion silicon. Perhaps, although seemingly unlikely, Intel's LTE modem chips could have something to do with the mysterious noise.

Blogger and iPhone 7 Plus owner Stephen Hackett is one of a number of early adopters to have sounded off about the issue via Twitter. Having contacted AppleCare, he's been informed that the device can be swapped in-store, even though a lack of inventory makes this impossible for now. He also shared a snippet of the sounds emitted from his new phablet:

That, as you'll probably agree, is quite a loud noise. Though we're accustomed to hearing such sounds from notebooks and traditional PCs, mobile devices tend to go about their business a little more quietly. As aforementioned, it's not yet known if this is a fault, or whether the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus will simply make noises when the processor is pushed hard. 

iPhone 7 / 7 Plus owners — has your device been a smidgen noisier than you expected? Let us know in the comments. 


source: 9to5Mac

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90 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Here we go....

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's probably just the fuse being lit...

15. GreenMan

Posts: 2688; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Awww... Aren't you cute, Nathan Boy...? (Pretends to pull your cheeks)... A fuse being lit, eh? Yeah, at least iPhones use a proper fuse, give them their rightful credit... Unlike Samsung which explode like a time bomb... At any time, at their own leisure...! Bombs with fuse over random time bombs any day...! And... G'Day!

73. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Time bomb doesnt explode randomly. thats why it's called a "TIME" bomb. jeez.

88. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

And u so handsome really the fkin RIGHT person shouting loud

38. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, maybe they decided to copy Samsung again. I thought they were going to wait until the iPhone 8 to make an explosive new device, but I guess they have to keep up.

39. sgodsell

Posts: 6655; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Come on everyone is only heat expansion noises, especially since this is the first time Apple used 4 cores. Those noise's are just the glue and other sealants burning off. Nothing to worry here. Oh wait, what happens when all the stuff is burnt off?

42. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Quote: "Oh wait, what happens when all the stuff is burnt off" BOOM! Then followed by the #boomgate denial, and lawsuits later on.

90. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

This is their quality sound via crappy lightning!

13. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen presenting the All New iFan to cool the chip from blowing up. Isn't it awesome? You would love to hear it again and again even with Airpods stuffed inside your ears. Truly remarkable. It took years of research to achieve the perfect sound of wind coz our customers want the best. ~ Tim

14. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Saying a terrible joke twice won't make it funny bruh.......

44. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's funny already. No need to be said twice. :P Deal with it.

47. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Boy.......Sammy's f**k up got dudes like you out here reaching for ANYTHING.....lol. Use the sense God gave you, and stop talking.......

52. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What correlation does post #13 and #44 have with Samsung? Use the sense God gave you, and stop deflecting.

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Weren't you on all the Note 7 articles with all your jokes and stuff? You can't take it now? Let's see how it gets handled.

69. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Uhhh....no, I wasn't making Note jokes. In fact, I was advising the return of them for your own safety.....because you clearly can't be trusted to do so by your lonesome. Forget that for a moment, are you seriously comparing the to #grenadegate? Already? How quick the rabbit chases the carrot.........

83. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1250; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Apparently apple also have problems QA on their products. That is comparable.

84. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But its ok when ifanboys repeat the jokes about the note 7

17. GreenMan

Posts: 2688; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"presenting the All New iFan to cool the chip from blowing up (ala Samsung)"... At least Apple is providing a fan... Your Samsung gave us NOTHING like that to keep the "reactor" cool...! Neither they provided a fan as an accessory...! G'Day!

18. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Hahahahahaha

65. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5474; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I'm pretty sure a lot of Samsung fans are wishing the problem away ;)

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have a Note 7. Things happen you cant control. WhT we which is for people to not troll, especially when Apple is the only oem one in history for one product which they only make one of every year, each year they have an issue with a new device. All there first iPhone ovwrheates an discolored the case. Every single moswl has had connection issue. IPhone 4,5,6 and now 7 all have had or have a problem. Samsung makes over 50 phones and only one has a problem Who has a better track record? Those are the facts.

95. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung included an heat pipe

102. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

nope because fans are noisy...Samsung instead built-in a liquid cooling pipe to keep your device cooler while operating under heavy loads...nice try though...maybe check info before you make yourself look a fool

30. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1275; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

iFans can now enjoy an all new feature #iWhinegate

54. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Lmao...best one

60. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

loollllllll... this is too funny!!!

89. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Those iDiots at apple don't even test the units Worst company ever

23. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1275; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Sounds like defective components, dangerously high voltage or improperly soldered components.

32. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I think it's just quietly crying cuz it misses the jack.

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