Hole Next to Headphone Jack

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  1. EverythingApple

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    What is this hole that is never protected with any cases, not even the OtterBox Defender or Commuter?


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  2. DripDrops78

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    Noise cancellation mic.
     
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  4. Iloveiphones

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    That is the place to put in a little thing that pops out the sim card
     
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  5. shupik69

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    thats where i keep my spare tooth pick!
     
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  6. Iloveiphones

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    Lol, really?
     
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  7. shupik69

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    Maybe...you really keep the sim remover there?
     
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  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I keep my compassion there.
     
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  9. Viper43

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    You are kidding right? I mean on the Sim Card tool.
     
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  10. Iloveiphones

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    It's where you put in the sim remover. Your supposed to put the sim remover in a safe place.
     
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  11. shupik69

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    I didn't get one with my iPhone 4! Had to use the 3gs remover to take a look! Did I get shorted on the deal?
     
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  12. Iloveiphones

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    Yes. You did get shorted. Still have the box.
     
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  13. shupik69

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    My compadra next to me said he didn't get one either...you may have received the "Golden Remover" with yours!
     
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  14. Iloveiphones

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    I have the 3GS. And go to the store or AT&T and ask then for one. They are hidden under the first black paper on top
     
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  15. JimD

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    Don't put anything into that little hole next to the audio jack. It is - as was pointed out earlier - a microphone. The top microphone is used in two ways - 1) as the ambient noise cancellation mike for normal handset phone conversations, and 2) as the (only) microphone for speakerphone or facetime conversations.

    Try this - call your home phone from your iPhone. Don't use speakerphone mode on the iPhone. While listening on your home phone, scratch your finger across the bottom mike on the left side of the iPhone and you will hear it loudly in your home phone. Scratch the top one and you won't hear it. If the TV is running in the background you won't hear it on your home phone, but if you cover the top mike hole you will then hear the TV on your home phone. Now engage speaker phone mode on the iPhone, and the top mike is the source of sound - cover it and all sound goes away. The bottom mike in speaker phone mode seems to do nothing.
     
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  16. Bennyboy

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    Omg what a great idea can't wait to get home and try it out
     

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  17. Europa

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    The iPhone 4 is a little different from the 3GS. The sim tray is on the side, not the top. The hole next to the headphone jack on the iPhone 4 is a noise canceling microphone.
    A sim ejector tool is not included with the iPhone 4. It was included with the 2G/3G/3GS.
     
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  18. Iloveiphones

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    It could be
     
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  19. {StatuSChecKa}

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    ....my dignity was sucked into that little hole.
     
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  20. Iloveiphones

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    Oh. That was dumb of Apple. Why didn't Apple include the sim ejector?
     
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  21. shupik69

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    Sorry, thought i was in the iPhone 4 section...must have missed where you have the 3gs, my bad! But no, i never stick anything there...I may throw this conversation in the black hole thread though! :)
     
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