I dont see Apple acknowledging this for some time if ever. KInda like the antenna issue on the 4, it look them forever to say yeah we got an issue with them but its your fault for holding it wrong.... Atleast we now know about the issue so users can be informed.
As for the comments on the S7/Note 5 line, not a fan of the Samsung UI or the bloatware they insist on installing, hardware wise I think they are pretty nice though. For me they aren't the best on the market at this point, Id rather stay with my Nexus 6P running Adnroid 7.0 or get the HTC 10. Really looking forward to HTC built Nexus phones again.
Good luck waiting on that 7.0 update from Samsung.