Swapped my iPhone 7 Plus 128GB for a 256GB, zero issues with new phone.

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  1. Seesh, Sep 23, 2016
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    Seesh macrumors member

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    I had originally purchased a black 128GB iPhone 7 Plus for AT&T from the Apple Store yesterday and I had a few issues with it. Namely the sizzling (hissing) coil whine, a dimmer display than accustomed to with my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus, terrible feedback when recording videos, and a unibody that creaked or popped randomly when holding it immediately after not touching it for a bit.

    I know many here share the same concerns I have (had) so I wanted to let you all know about my experience today.

    Luckily, I found a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in black at a nearby Apple Store. Much to my delight, zero of these issues are present in my new iPhone. The aforementioned issues must be minor defects in the manufacturing process. Do not settle with anything that is bothering you with your current 7 or 7 Plus. I am so happy now that I can sit back and enjoy my new phone as should everyone else who has purchased one. We are all paying top dollar for our iPhones and I can safely say that my new phone has not one of the issues that my original one had.

    Please post any similar stories or anything related.
     
  2. determined09 macrumors 65816

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    That's great! I'm glad that you were able to found an iPhone that you are happy with.
     
  3. Hawaiian Starman macrumors member

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    Chagrin??? From the positive outcome of your situation, perhaps you meant something else here such as "delight"?
     
  4. Seesh thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes haha thank you, I edited my original post.
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    Absolutely, thanks! Ironically I was just going to live with it but I wanted the 256 anyway so I wasn't even swapping it out for the issues mentioned above!
     
  5. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mind posting some videos to confirm this? It's one thing to have people post it, but seeing videos would be very helpful. Thanks
     
  6. Seesh, Sep 23, 2016
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    Seesh thread starter macrumors member

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    Original black 128GB iPhone 7 Plus. Notice at around 10 seconds you can hear a loud sizzle but those crackling noises are apparent throughout.


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    Here is the black 256GB iPhone 7 Plus I upgraded to. No sizzling or hissing.


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    Are you able to hear the zapping sound in the video shot with the 128GB?
     
  7. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome, thanks. Do you know which week of production it's from?
     
  8. SBruv macrumors 6502

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    Er... I hear the same background whine in both videos. :-/
     
  9. normanfox macrumors 6502a

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    I put my headphone on and can't tell any difference. are you sure that 256GB is not the main reason you want to swap?
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    +1
     
  10. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    thanks! seems almost the same. except for at 10secs 2 Qs

    1- on the new one do you still hear hissing if you put to your ear
    2- did you have a case on when recording those
     
  11. Seesh thread starter macrumors member

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    I do not hear the hissing whatsoever with the new one.

    I had the Apple leather case on it.
     
  12. CaleM3 macrumors member

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    Hmm, I just listened to both videos and I hear "white noise" in both videos, however, the 256gb video I can hear a faint buzzing noise compared to the 128gb one.
     
  13. Seesh thread starter macrumors member

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    The faint buzzing noise is the compressor from my refrigerator that was nearby. The 128GB has static zaps noises most notable at 10 seconds in. That phone also had the zapping coil noise constantly.
     
  14. CaleM3 macrumors member

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    Haha, I was actually thinking it was the fridge, but I had no facts, just the sound and sight.
     
  15. brobstfish macrumors newbie

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    Had the 7 plus in matte black for a day before I noticed my bottom speaker mesh was pushed in. Went to Apple just to have them say it was fine. Went to a different Apple Store the next day and exchanged it for another. I'm not settling for anything when I'm paying over 900$ for a phone.
     
  16. Seesh thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha, nice.
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    Exactly, I'm glad you got it sorted out.
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    Unfortunately, I don't know which production week. I had already swapped for the bigger model before starting this thread.
     

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