As my iPhone 7 Plus was restoring from iCloud, I thought I noticed some sound. After picking the device up from my desk, it was clear the sounds are coming from back of the phone, possibly from the CPU. It seems to get worse if the iPhone is under load. It’s loud enough to be heard even if the iPhone is just sitting on the table. I don’t have to put it up to my ear to hear it.
I’ve heard from several other people with similar experiences, and others who are saying past iOS devices have displayed this issue. I’ve handled more devices than most, and haven’t come across this.
I’m not saying this is some widespread problem; I just wanted to share my experience with others who may be having it too.
After a phone call with AppleCare, they have decided to replace the phone. They were quick to try to solve the problem, and while I’m stuck waiting for a new phone for who knows how long, I appreciate that they worked to make it right.
I link to these iFixIt teardowns every year. I just can’t help myself.
Chinese officials have announced that this morning’s launch of the Tiangong-2 space station was successful.
Not much is known about the station, but this article outlines what has been shared.
This week on Ungeniused:
The Principality of Sealand is an unrecognized micronation off the coast of England with a very colorful history.
In recording this episode, I’ve realized goals in life are not very ambitious.
This week on Clockwise, I joined Dan Moren, Scholle McFarland and Brianna Wu to talk iMessage apps, macOS Sierra features, iPhone pre-orders and Swift Playgrounds.
The littlest Amazon Echo just got a nice update. As it has a small built-in speaker, it needs to be hooked up to an existing sound system or Sonos to get the party started. For $50, it’s a great way to make an existing setup a lot smarter.
Apple’s Mac Pro crossed a milestone today: it’s been 1,000 days since its last revision.
One. Thousand. Days.
Here’s how that number stands up over time, according to MacRumors:
Current rumors point to a revision to the desktop coming in the spring with Skylake-E, which means this number is only going to get higher. Apple skipped a generation of Intel chips, and I think it’s easy to say at this point that was a mistake. The lack of a GPU upgrade in that time is even more baffling.
I think it’s far past time Apple knock some off the price of this machine. Selling three year old hardware at its launch price is pretty insulting to pro users.
This week on Connected:
iOS 10 is here, and Federico has written the definitive review of it.
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Brian Stucki at MacStadium:
Apple released iOS 10 today. This update brings all sorts of upgrades and features. There is one particular that is quite useful if you are running a Mac server to host your mail, notes, calendars and other features in macOS Server.
In past versions of iOS, you can easily setup with services like iCloud, Exchange, and Yahoo. Logging in will let you activate all their services like calendar and mail. With iOS 10 you can do this same thing with macOS server. Thanks to The Brooks Review for finding this new option.
Very cool. While I’m using iCloud and Google Apps, it’s about time macOS Server customers have an easier time connecting to their server for these data types.
Something useful this week, for once:
Learn how to back up, restore, or move your content to a new device with iCloud or iTunes.