Some iPhone X users experiencing distortion & buzzing sounds from earpiece speaker
14:50, Monday, 13 November, 2017
As with every iPhone launch, a few issues have popped up affecting early iPhone X customers. The latest issue, according to reports on Twitter, Reddit, and 9to5Mac’s comment section, appears to be related to crackling and buzzing coming from the earpiece speaker. One commenter reported that he notices the crackling when playing stuff at “near max volume or when putting people on speakerphone.” Another commenter references the same issue and says he’s experiencing “fidelity issues and cracking when using the speakerphone at high volumes.” Separately, users have taken to Twitter and Reddit to complain about the issue. One user says the issue is so bad for him that the cracking occurs even around 50 percent volume.The iPhone 8 suffered from an earpiece crackling problem, but this seems to be different in that it relates to high volume sounds only. Apple fixed the iPhone 8 problem via a software update. Early speculation around this issue is that it’s also software related seeing how it persists even after a replacement.