Some Defective Apple iPhone 12 Cases Shipping Without Speaker Holes

At least two customers who have purchased iPhone 12 cases have received defective cases that do not have speaker holes, which obscures the sound.

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There have been two separate threads on Reddit from ‌iPhone‌ 12 customers who purchased a case and received one without speaker holes.

One customer was told by an Apple advisor that the case wasn't meant to have speaker holes, which is, of course, incorrect. One of the original posters uploaded a video showing the defective case from more angles.

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There have been limited reports about cases with no speaker holes, but anyone who receives one should be able to get a replacement case from Apple by contacting Apple's support staff or visiting a retail store location.

The majority of the cases that are being sent out to customers do indeed have speaker holes by design, with the non-speaker hole cases representing a clear manufacturing defect.

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Top Rated Comments

JPack Avatar
48 months ago
You're supposed to manually punch your own holes, for environmental reasons. To save manufacturing energy consumption.
Score: 156 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mysterydate Avatar
48 months ago
You have to buy the speaker holes separately if you need them, as most everyone already has speaker holes from older iPhones.

Makes sense.
Score: 81 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DiamondarBoss Avatar
48 months ago
Thats Fine! Who needs speakers anyway? Just use the EarPods that were included in the box! Oh wait....
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Prof. Avatar
48 months ago
It’s just a DIY kit. No big deal. ;)
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mingistech Avatar
48 months ago
That will suck for the people that don't notice the missing holes and think their iPhone 12 speakers sound like poo poo.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BSoares Avatar
48 months ago
You have to pay $60. The $50 case comes with no holes.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)