6S static on car stereo?

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  1. gnortenjones macrumors regular

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    I upgraded from the 5s to the 6s on Friday. In the car I use an aux port to play music from my iphone to the car stereo.

    On the 6s, I occasionally get static on the line that I never got on the 5s (or before). I hear it more when connecting to an internet app (such as facebook, or an email pull). It's not very loud, but I do notice it.

    I've tried two different 3mm cords, thinking one may just be cheaper and not have enough shielding, but I am hearing it on both.

    It seems to be an intermittent problem, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't, and I don't get it on my iphone earbuds.

    Has anyone else seen this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MaciMac100 macrumors 6502

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    Others have noticed it too:



    Hope this helps. Sucks coz it looks like hardware problem.
     
  3. Rocko9999 macrumors regular

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    That is hardware for sure. Poor grounding. Happens with cheap on board sound with pc's.
     
  4. gnortenjones thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. This is exactly what I'm hearing on my car stereo. I thought about taking it into the Apple store, but doubted if I could reproduce the effect since it seems to be intermittent, and doesn't seem to happen when I'm using the apple earbuds.
     
  5. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    Same here, and I don't mean the AUX. My in car iPhone device has been picking up static / signals while I'm playing over the speakers. It's kinda easy to tune it out, but on particularly quite portions (in between songs), its very apparent.
     
  6. lachlanlikesathing macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I'm the Youtuber who uploaded that video. I've seen a few people on Reddit and Head-Fi also confirm they are able to replicate the issue. I noticed it first on my earphones. May I ask which country / region you bought your 6S? I would also suggest maybe filing a bug report via http://www.apple.com/feedback/ - this might prompt some investigation from Apple of the issue.
     
  7. Rocko9999 macrumors regular

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    Without much steam Apple won't fix this. It's too costly to engineer a fix.
     
  8. gnortenjones thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im' in the US, in Upstate New York. I did go ahead and submitted feedback to apple. Hopefully they'll address it.
     
  9. Rocko9999 macrumors regular

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    I notice a clicking sound when I first plug in my aux cable, but I don' notice any background noise that overpowers the noise floor of my system.

    On another note, is the screen supposed to come on when plugging in a cable? Never did before.
     

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