2 speakers on the bottom?

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cpolaris502

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this will probably sound like a dumb question but are both of the speakers supposed to work on the bottom? or is one the mic?

when i exchanged my phone for the 8 gig a while ago i noticed that only the left speaker plays. i never noticed it with my old 4 gig. also, the speaker phone seems a lot quieter on this new one, maybe because of the speakers.
 

seb481

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this will probably sound like a dumb question but are both of the speakers supposed to work on the bottom? or is one the mic?

when i exchanged my phone for the 8 gig a while ago i noticed that only the left speaker plays. i never noticed it with my old 4 gig. also, the speaker phone seems a lot quieter on this new one, maybe because of the speakers.
One speaker and one microphone
 

whale_hunter

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For some reason this thread made me happy. We need these every few weeks.
There's something nostalgic about the old one speaker question.
 

psylichon

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I love the dried spittle in the mic.

It is good to know which side it's on though, it can make a real difference where you position the phone how intelligible you are.
 

meiphones_brill

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Apple missed a trick - they should have had 4 speakers and modified the output depending on orientation to keep the stereo correct.

I call it Auto Stereorientation and the copyrite is all mine, all mine
 

shawn

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I have a question.

Why would there be a duplication of microphones? One on the front, and one on the bottom. Make no sense. No other phone I have ever heard of has two mics. It's not like Apple is going for stereophonic recording, but no stereo playback. Nor would it make sense that one is for speakerphone use and the other is for handset use, when just about every speakerphone capable cell phone gets by with one mic.

I doubt that the other set of holes is a mic. Future purpose, canceled purpose, or aesthetic balance more likely. I bet it was designed for two speakers until the battery life peons took it out.
 

psylichon

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I have a question.

Why would there be a duplication of microphones? One on the front, and one on the bottom. Make no sense. No other phone I have ever heard of has two mics. It's not like Apple is going for stereophonic recording, but no stereo playback. Nor would it make sense that one is for speakerphone use and the other is for handset use, when just about every speakerphone capable cell phone gets by with one mic.

I doubt that the other set of holes is a mic. Future purpose, canceled purpose, or aesthetic balance more likely. I bet it was designed for two speakers until the battery life peons took it out.
Where is this "front mic" of which you speak?
 

psylichon

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I think he's holding it upside-down and speaking into the receiver's earpiece.
;-)

Probably explains a lot of posts that the volume's too low on phone calls!

;-D
Hehe, would explain a lot... but I've read his posts and he's a bit smarter than that... just look at his thanks/posts ratio