Apple has confirmed a good problem that some iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro owners may have encountered. A number of those iPhone models could have sound issues thanks to a component that would potentially fail on the receiver module. Affected devices were built between October 2020 and April 2021.
Apple says anyone with an iPhone12 or iPhone 12 Pro that doesn’t produce sound from the receiver once they make a call could also be eligible for service. Owners of defective devices will receive service at no cost from Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple is obvious that iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max models are a part of the recall.
Apple says the iPhone will be examined before service to verify it’s eligible for the repair program. As always, any damage to the device when it’s sent certain the free repair that has got to be repaired to repair the sound issue may have a price related to it. Apple specifically calls out cracked screens as likely wanting to get replaced before the sound issue might be remedied.
The repair program is global and doesn’t extend warranty coverage for the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro models. However, the program will cover the iPhone models for the prior two years after the retail sale of the unit. Unfortunately, Apple has offered no insight into what exactly caused the component to fail.
Next month Apple will have its annual event where new iPhone 13 models are expected to be revealed. Some interesting rumors are floating around about the unannounced iPhone models. one among those rumors suggests the iPhone 13 models will support satellite calling, allowing users to form calls, albeit there’s no cellular coverage. That feature would be an enormous benefit for anyone living in a country with spotty wireless coverage.