There are some things in life that appear to have no purpose – your appendix, nipples on men and non-alcoholic lager.
Now, one of the new features on the iPhone 7 Plus has just been added to this list – something that was spotted by eagle eyed users.
OK, they adjusted the headphone socket – that was controversial enough, but now iPhone owners have found a speaker grille in its place, the problem is there is no speaker behind the grille as a teardown repair company found when they took the device apart.
In a YouTube video, iFixit revealed that the new speaker grille essentially leads to to nowhere and is totally useless.
The space is instead filled up by a slightly larger battery, a larger haptic feedback system and a Taptic Engine.
So there is one question after all this, ‘why drill holes (needlessly) in a smartphone that you claim is waterproof?’
Perhaps we will never know but some Apple cynics may be able to come up with some conspiracy theories.