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MacRumors
Feb 11, 2008, 02:15 PM
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A new Silicon Valley startup is showing off (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/technology/11chip.html?ex=1360386000&en=a59cd15eefbacefc&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss) their new integrated circuit that will offer higher quality noise suppression than existing circuitry in today's cellphones. Their technology is said to be able to block up to 25 deciebls of extraneous soundThe company demonstrates its system by placing a cellphone call from a room where loud rock music is being played. When the noise suppression chip is turned on, there is a striking decline in background noise while the speakerís voice remains clearly audible.
This technology has already been adopted by several handset manufacturers for release this year. No indication if Apple was amongst those interested.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2008/02/11/improved-sound-quality-coming-to-mobile-phones/)



liberty4all
Feb 11, 2008, 02:33 PM
Sounds like the technology in the Aliph Jawbone...

Rojo
Feb 11, 2008, 02:36 PM
The next version iPhone could certainly use this. The current version isn't that great with background noise...

gauchogolfer
Feb 11, 2008, 02:40 PM
My brother-in-law is a VP with this company, and I've seen some of the tech in action. It's sweet.

breath of apple
Feb 11, 2008, 06:52 PM
The next version iPhone could certainly use this. The current version isn't that great with background noise...

I agree...any reduction in background noise would greatly increase the quality of the iphone experience -- for the caller, and the receiver. :apple:

kstefanick
Feb 11, 2008, 08:13 PM
I seriously hope this comes through.

ortuno2k
Feb 11, 2008, 10:44 PM
This would be great with the iPhone and Apple's iPhone BT adapter. I get complains from the other side of the line when I'm on my iPhone with the BT headset - the background noise is very audible.
Hope they use this and integrate it into future products.

happydude
Feb 12, 2008, 08:10 AM
would be nice if this is proven to work to see apple adopt this into the iphone. but since it's a hardware thing, the iphone i'll have in my hands in only 2 days won't have it . . . ah well, life in the technological age . . .

alexbo
Feb 12, 2008, 11:50 AM
You never know with Apple... Maybe they did put these circuits in already, and they are planning on charging us all $50 to activate the feature?

If anyone would do it, Apple would!