iPhone 15 launch problems are increasing. After the question of overheating or NFC, it is the speaker that poses a problem for new buyers.
The iPhone is the most popular smartphone on the market every year. By being at the top of the charts, it ended up in many, many hands and users are more likely to find issues or bugs that had escaped QA or the press. Every year, the launch of an iPhone therefore comes with a few caveats, but this year, the iPhone 15 seems to be the source of a greater number of problems. This is all the more critical as we are talking about a smartphone that easily passes the 1000 euro mark (969 euros for the basic iPhone 15), if not much more.
The sound from the speaker seems “soaked”
Apple has already acknowledged the iPhone 15’s overheating problem, and has to deal with an incompatibility with BMW vehicles that could kill the iPhone’s Apple Pay feature. Added to this is now a speaker problem highlighted by TikToker Milesabovetech.
He explains that he discovered a problem with the speaker of his iPhone 15 Pro Max when the volume is over 80% on certain music. The sound starts to crackle and sounds like the iPhone has been put under water.
The TikToker is not alone in the matter since a message published on Reddit already brings together some testimonies. Furthermore, Milesabovetech claims to have been able to reproduce the problem with samples displayed in Apple Stores. Apple Support agreed to replace his iPhone several times regarding this issue, but each copy had the same problem.
This suggests that the problem could be software, and therefore common to all iPhone 15s, or could affect a very specific series of copies. It also specifies that the four iPhone models launched in 2023 are affected: from the iPhone 15 to the iPhone 15 Pro Max via the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Plus.
Apple has not officially communicated regarding this new problem.