Apple finally addresses microphone issues for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus

Apple finally addresses microphone issues for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus

Face ID, Apple's sophisticated 3D-sensing face recognition system, is one of the signature features of the iPhone X. It turns out, however, that Face ID isn't flawless and Apple already has instructions for its stores and authorized service providers to fix or replace faulty devices.

If a customer's phone is not under warranty the Apple authorised service provider can request an exception due to this bug. "I was talking to the Genius Bar guy and he said that the cameras are connected". The lenses differ on what they do. The front-facing camera also worked fine but not the FaceID. Explaining the complexity of the iPhone X setup, a Genius Bar technician explained to an iPhone X user on how the rear camera and Face ID's True Depth camera are connected.

The Face ID issue doesn't appear to be widespread, but if you're experiencing any problems, you should have your device checked. According to Apple, the diagnostics would ensure "the best customer experience".

Even though Apple addressed the problem internally, there's no public acknowledgment to the issue that has lurked around for months. But, the annoying part is replacing the hardware because of the software issue.

Apple fixed some issues in its next iOS 11.3.1 update, though some issues persisted. Maybe Apple should make up its mind.

Apparently (and somewhat counterintuitively), the Face ID problem has something to do with the rear camera on the phone, as the document says the first step should be to run a diagnostic test to see if Face ID issues can be resolved with the fix of the rear camera. Click that, and you'll be able to schedule an appointment to have your iPhone repaired or replaced.

The document, however, doesn't explain the issue in detail.

The latest guideline would surely boost the confidence of buyers in Apple's flagship. While two of them is expected to feature OLED screens, the third one is said to feature a LCD screen and is said to be the affordable one in the trio.

The iPhone X may be the best-selling smartphone in the first quarter, but it is far from being a ideal device.

"We estimate the Apple iPhone X shipped 16.0 million units and captured 5% market share worldwide in Q1 2018", said Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, Juha Winter. Unexpectedly, the iPhone 7 was in the fourth spot followed by Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the recently launched Galaxy S9. The trend would more likely continue in the second-quarter as well.

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