Glen Buzzetti | Apple Admits iPhone 7 Has A Problem

The most controversial feature of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is something they lack: a headphone jack. Apple AAPL +0.02% claimed the omission took “courage” and talked up an all digital future built around the Lightning port. But this future is not off to a good start…

Following the sapphire controversy, Business Insider reports iPhone 7 owners have found Apple’s new Lightning EarPods regularly ‘crash’. This leaves users still able to hear music, but the EarPod’s controls are frozen so you are unable to operate their volume controls or use the shortcuts to answer calls and activate Siri.

Unlike analog 3.5mm pairs, Lighting jack-based earphones and headphones are reliant on software to function and Apple has confirmed to Business Insider that a bug in iOS 10 and iOS 10.0.1 is to blame. The good news is Apple said it is already working on a fix and this will be issued in a future update (presumably iOS 10.0.2 or iOS 10.1).

Until then users are advised to unplug their Lighting EarPods each time a crash happens then plug them back in, which temporarily fixes the problem. As the issue seemingly occurs at random that can mean long spells without any problems followed by multiple crashes in a row.Read More ..