Apple fixes iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue in iOS 11.0.2

“Apple has just released a small update to iOS 11 that has one key change in it: a fix for a bug that caused a crackling sound to occur during phone calls for some iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users,” Jacob Kastrenakes reports for The Verge.

“It’s still not clear exactly what was causing the issue, but it did seem to be a software problem: even on affected iPhones, the earpiece seemed to work normally in most circumstances,” Kastrenakes reports.

“But during calls, the earpiece could occasionally produce a high-pitched static or crackling noise,” Kastrenakes reports. “It was faint, but annoying.”

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  1. I’m an iPhone 7 user and I’ve experienced the same issue with the included Apple Earbuds (but not with the Apple lightning to stereo mini adapter.) looming forward to this update instead of buying amp her set of EarPods (or AirPods.)

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