News Tech and Science

Apple acknowledges iPhone 12 hearing aid sound issues

iPhone 12 hearing aid sound issues

In a newly released Apple support document, Apple has acknowledged that some users might run into sound quality issues. The Made for iPhone hearing device experiences sound quality problems when connected to an iPhone 12 model. Apple has assured the users that it will provide a fix for this problem in a future software update. It seems likely that the iPhone 12 hearing aid sound issues will be resolved soon.

iPhone 12 experiencing hearing aid sound issues

Apple support said that some users might experience “unexpected noise” in some units of Made for iPhone hearing devices. When users connect their Made for iPhone device to their iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, they might hear a sound resembling loud static, or interrupted/garbled audio. Apple had that “Al that one has to ensure that they are using the latest version of iOS.”

Reports on social media indicate that there are problems with the manner Apple’s Bluetooth connectivity operates for users of Made for iPhone devices. When paired with the iPhone, the hearing aid is able to stream audio from iPhone to the user’s ear but it is also able to stream other noises such as notification sounds, phone calls, and other background noises.

Previously, some reports uncovered that the newest beta version of iOS 14.2 on iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max comprise of a feature that can assist a person to measure how far the other person is from. The report written by TechCrunch said that this feature has been installed to help the visually impaired people. This feature was to help introduce the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max to visually impaired individuals. The foundation of this feature rests on the ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality (AR) platform for iOS devices, this platform made this unique feature possible.

ARKit 4

ARKit 4 unveils a brand-new Depth API, this helps to create a new path to access the detailed depth information compiled by the LiDAR Scanner installed in the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPad Pro. In the Sample Code Occluding Virtual Content with individuals who suffered from vision disability, Apple said that “You might choose to disable people occlusion for performance reasons if, for example, no virtual content is present in the scene, or if the device has reached a serious or critical thermalState. To temporarily disable people’s occlusion, remove that option from your app’s frame semantics. Then, rerun your session to effect the configuration change.”

ARKit 4 is also effectively able to detect approximately 100 photos at a time and get an automatic measure of the physical size of the object captured in the image. The 3D object detection is slightly more robust, this is because objects are better recognized in complex environments. Currently, machine learning is being employed to detect planes in the environment even quicker.

About the author

Saman Iqbal

Saman is a law student. She enjoys writing about tech, politics and the world in general. She's an avid reader and writes fictional prose in her free time.

Daily Newsletter