So I have been working with Apple on this issue for almost five months. The goal of my time and effort was to seek a solution and resolution for myself as well as everyone who is having this issue that affects the 8, 8 Plus and X. I have worked with Apple Retail. I have been through five devices and all have the issue. I have worked with an Apple Lead Tech who worked with Apple Engineers. I have worked with an Executive Liaison Rep and AppleCare Senior Specialist who was the go-between with additional Apple Engineers. The issue is acknowledge by Apple. The issue is easily demonstrated and repeated. The issue affects Apple native apps and non-native apps. I have reached the limit of my patience and am giving up. Apple won. Customers lost. I have voiced this exact sentiment to Apple. The Engineers have asked for repeated tests and examples. I have provided them over and over and over. Even my AC SS said they are not providing any answers and only more requests for more testing. Five months. They know the issue. I am convinced Apple is hiding this issue hoping you will not notice or care. I have no idea what Apple will do in my case as m EL Rep is likely going to call me soon. If you don't have the issue or notice it that is great. However, anyone I have asked to check for the issue, including my AC SS, has been able to recreate the issue. There are many 'issues' that get raised with Apple products.. some are minor, some heavy OCD and some are real issues. In my opinion, a speaker that sounds busted and is not correctable in any way is a serious issue. I have even been told by a person at Apple that it will eventually damage the speaker of the phone. I tried.