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OP is basing their theory on a sound...a sound that is unnecessary for a phone to make in order to back-handedly upload information from the phone.
That's my whole point. Sure, we can get into the thought that they did it as a distraction to keep people from thinking that they're uploading stuff from your phone every time that you shut off the screen, but to pretend that even shutting off the screen is a necessary action for a phone producer to code the OS to download data.
I find the premise of the theory absurd, even if it's a possibility that Apple is stealing my data without my knowledge.