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  • 885. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    dxironman13 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    it's not the camera, it's the 3g card/chip. you'll hear it on a fresh boot with the camera app not running. open speedtest and you'll hear it right away.

    i'm on my 3rd phone, they all have it. Apple tells me it's not normal and they will keep swapping it out. now the service manager who was handling my case doesn't seem to want to return my calls.

  • 886. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    vadeva Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I usually keep the 3G off, but still may experience the "static sound" from time to time. I will try switching the 3G on and then test my solution.

  • 887. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    dxironman13 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    i think they used a cheap 3g chip and it picks up interference from other frequencies. that's why you may not hear it out and about but around a wifi network it seems to get worse. here we are May 2012, 7 months have passed and Apple is just jerking us around.

  • 888. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    Comosera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought my iphone 4s a week ago and I heard the static noise couple days after I bought it. To my surprise 2 of my friends who also have the 4s DON'T have the problem and their carrier is SPRINT, I have AT&T. It might be a chip thing for those phones compatible with AT&T I don't know, it's kind of annoying and I have had 1 dropped call and sometimes people say they can't hear me. I will return it and will probably be charged another connection fee of $36 and if that phone has the same issues I will have to keep it which really ****** me off. I will go to a different store though just because I don't want a phone from the same batch as mine.

  • 889. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    MySandrute Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had my iPhone 4s replaced twice already and each time there's a sound issue with the phones earpiece. First everyone the I heard was muffled, the second phone was a annoying echo and now the third still echos a little but as well I hear static... Come on!! I don't have time to keep replacing my iPhone....

  • 890. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    muppetyoda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    3rd replacement for me today here in Australia and 3rd iPhone with the same static problem. 'Genius' had once again never heard of anyone else with this problem! After I was so pleased with my 3GS for 2 years, I am still very dissapointed.  The 4S works brilliantly as a handheld computer but is completely useless as a phone.

  • 891. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    ulutora Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I feel sorry for your situation. I hope Apple will make a better phone next time. I have already sold my 4S and switched to Motorola.

  • 892. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    stephenramsden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just an additional user here with the same exact problem. My wife and I bought 2 new 4s's in February and about 2 months after we bought them we both started to hear a clicking sound about every 3 seconds. Not on all calls just about 8 out of 10 of them. I hear it in speaker and on the phones earpiece.


    Called ATT-they said it was an Apple hardware issue, called Apple-they said it was the "first time" they had heard of this and thought it was an ATT issue. The clicking continues of course and no one seems to be able to figure out why.


    I have a house full of MacPros, MacBooks, iPhones, old e-books, etc.. long time Mac user. Love the product. This issue is not being handled correctly, as it is obviously widespread. I was even on this web support forum while talking to the iphone support rep on the phone and let him know there were over 50 posts on his own companies support forum concerning this very issue. Pause...no response..."this is the first we have heard of it"...


    Of course, as messed up as this obvious -deny and hope it goes away- approach is, its still about a million times better than any PC tech support out there...this guy could actually speak and understand English. click, click......click, click....click, click

  • 893. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    hary5366 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    You deserve the static noise problem and mis-handling of Apple support.

    There was no need to drag in pc support in this discussion, but you dragged it in.


    So FYI: Lot of PC companies have better support than your perception.

    I have experienced excellent HP support before couple of years, where they provided free support even after my 1 year warranty had expired. And what did Apple do? You wanna know?


    My free phone support period(forgot 30 days or 90 days) on my iphone4s had just expired and unfortunately the very next day I needed Apple help, since my phone got hanged and won't shut down or anything. I called them and they denied even listening to the problem on phone and suggest any basic troubleshooting. They immediately started talking about paid support and didn't even suggest me that you can go to a nearby Apple store for free support. I was more knowledgeable, so denied their paid phone support, but am sure some new ignorant customers would end up coughing several tens or hundreds of dollars in these kinds of situations.


    So, crows are black everywhere.

  • 894. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    stephenramsden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I deserve a static click in my iPhone because I dont like PC support? 

    OK, thanks for the tip.:)

  • 895. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    hary5366 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Yes, because you don't deserve any issue resolution, since you like the way the issue is being handled.

    You are happy with your issue.

  • 896. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    BlueSimone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are you serious?  The phone isn't working, the support is not fixing the problem, & you want to make this about PC's?  Everyone knows their support is lousy.  That's half the reason people go with Macs.  At any rate, your response does not help fix the problem in any way.  Much like support staff when dealing with a PC.

  • 897. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    stephenramsden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ya whatever guys, this isnt Yahoo lists,


    Can we maybe get a fix for the clicking sounds? 

  • 898. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    hary5366 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @BlueSimone, Mac is also a PC. I agree, my response does not fix the problem, nor does yours.

  • 899. Re: Static in Iphone 4s
    yingcong6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    is there any fix for the buzzing noisy on the earpiece. I can hear the buzz on call when both of us stop talking, I can hear the static clearly. However, it's not too loud, but not good at all. Sometimes I feel a bit annoying when I have a long talk with my friends.