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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 question - stereo speakers?

Does the iphone 5 have stereo speakers?

Last night I was listening to a podcast and had my thumb over the holes to the right of the connector. I could not hear much. Then I tried music. same thing!

is sound supposed to come out of the holes to the left of the connector?

Thought I saw on a teardown that the iphone 5 should have two speakers, one on each side of the connector.

I have only had it about 3 weeks, can I get this fixed at the apple store?

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Yes, it's clearly a defect, you should go to the closest store and refuse to accept the phone until you get one with two working speakers on the bottom. Please let us know how it goes.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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Does the iphone 5 have stereo speakers?

Last night I was listening to a podcast and had my thumb over the holes to the right of the connector. I could not hear much. Then I tried music. same thing!

is sound supposed to come out of the holes to the left of the connector?

Thought I saw on a teardown that the iphone 5 should have two speakers, one on each side of the connector.

I have only had it about 3 weeks, can I get this fixed at the apple store?

tia
Don't worry, one is a speaker and one is a microphone. They are not stereo speakers on the iPhone5 or any before it.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Yes, it's clearly a defect, you should go to the closest store and refuse to accept the phone until you get one with two working speakers on the bottom. Please let us know how it goes.
.....That's just mean.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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Yes, it's clearly a defect, you should go to the closest store and refuse to accept the phone until you get one with two working speakers on the bottom. Please let us know how it goes.
LMAO
Yep, its not fair you only got 1 speaker working out of the 2 OP.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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When in doubt, check the official source. It's not that hard people.

http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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yep... should have done that.

Its the new mini pad that has stereo speakers...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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yep... should have done that.

Its the new mini pad that has stereo speakers...
And even that's a stretch in my opinion, haha. Two speakers right next to each other on the same side of the device do not = stereo speakers to me.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:15 PM   #9
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Hahaha I really hope youre new to the iPhone. its been like this for awhile
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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And even that's a stretch in my opinion, haha. Two speakers right next to each other on the same side of the device do not = stereo speakers to me.
Stereo speakers indicate a separate speaker for each left and right channel. The stereo effect when spaced closely will be minimized, but by all standards, they are stereo speakers.
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Stereo speakers indicate a separate speaker for each left and right channel. The stereo effect when spaced closely will be minimized, but by all standards, they are stereo speakers.
Oh yeah. Sorry I wasn't quite as clear but what you said is what I feel. You still get the left and right channels but the sound is still pushing to one side and not reaching your ears the same way.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:53 PM   #12
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I can't believe after 6 years we still have "my left speaker isn't working" threads.

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