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Old Jun 25, 2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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iPhone 4 bottom left speaker not working?

I know with the older iPhones there is only one speaker on the bottom and one mic. Is this true with the new iPhone 4?

I'm only getting audio out of the right speaker. I'm assuming the left speaker is defective because my wires new phone has sound coming out of both.

Does anyone know about this? Has anyone else realized that one speaker does not work? Check both speakers and see, I just realized now after 3 days.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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because that is the main microphone
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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Only one speaker like previous models. The left "speaker" is the mic. Look at the image on the right side about half-way down here --> http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 08:55 PM   #4
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I know with the older iPhones there is only one speaker on the bottom and one mic. Is this true with the new iPhone 4?

I'm only getting audio out of the right speaker. I'm assuming the left speaker is defective because my wires new phone has sound coming out of both.

Does anyone know about this? Has anyone else realized that one speaker does not work? Check both speakers and see, I just realized now after 3 days.
OMG!!!

1.5 million iPhone 4 recalled for defective left peaker.

Wait a minute...

Never mind the left speaker is actual the mic.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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lol don't worry op we all fell for this on either one of the past iphones. Imagine how loud the phone would be if it had 2 speakers, would probably shatter the glass on the ip4
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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the Original iPhone, 3G and 3GS all had the speaker on the left side, but with the iPhone 4 Apple moved the speaker to the right, but it still only has 1.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 08:57 PM   #7
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I know with the older iPhones there is only one speaker on the bottom and one mic. Is this true with the new iPhone 4?

I'm only getting audio out of the right speaker. I'm assuming the left speaker is defective because my wires new phone has sound coming out of both.

Does anyone know about this? Has anyone else realized that one speaker does not work? Check both speakers and see, I just realized now after 3 days.
That's the 3D sound speaker. To hear it, you must use 3D Headphones. If you're in a rush to try it out, tampons dipped in Coca Cola (not diet) and placed in your ears provide a reasonable approximation.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 09:01 PM   #8
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Phewww! Thanks. What's strange is when I cover the speaker you can't hear any audio, when I cover my wifes speaker you can still hear it plain as day. Both phones were set to same volume and playing same song.

She obviously has a stronger speaker.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 09:06 PM   #9
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Thy should have left were it was.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 09:07 PM   #10
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Not to pour salt on an open wound... but there is a nice little sticky about this at the top. Hehehe.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=546874
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 12:05 PM   #11
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Cool The iPhone4 has two microphones and one speaker

While most phones have only one microphone, iPhone 4 has two. The main mic, located on the bottom next to the dock connector, is for phone calls, voice commands, and memos. The second mic, built into the top near the headphone jack, is for FaceTime calls and for making your phone calls better. It works with the main mic to suppress unwanted and distracting background sounds, such as music and loud conversations. This dual-mic noise suppression helps make every conversation a quiet one.
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Old Oct 9, 2011, 06:41 AM   #12
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hii,

i too had a problem of the speakers ....any solutions ?
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Old Oct 9, 2011, 06:44 AM   #13
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i too had a problem of the speakers ....any solutions ?
First of all as it's already been clearly mentioned there is only one speaker. Secondly it's difficult for anyone to help you if you don't actually explain what the problem is.
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Old Oct 9, 2011, 07:06 AM   #14
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The mic looks just like the other speaker.

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Old Dec 12, 2011, 07:53 PM   #15
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Much appreciate the detailed page from Apple's site showing those really are not stereo speakers on the bottom of the iPhone.
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Old Dec 12, 2011, 08:03 PM   #16
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Much appreciate the detailed page from Apple's site showing those really are not stereo speakers on the bottom of the iPhone.
http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
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Ooops. Thought I posted that link. Thanks for that, jeremy
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 05:58 PM   #18
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I thought the same thing, then i read this forum. It doesn't make sense that is is a microphone. Why would they put those two star-looking things there? Oh wait, those are the microphones!
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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Whats the tiny pinhole on top near the headphone jack?
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 06:39 PM   #20
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Should've been stickied for a long time now.

iPhone so far always have one speaker. The other mesh on the bottom is microphone. The tiny hole near headphone jack is secondary microphone. It's used as noise cancellation so that it can catch your sound better and reduce environmental noise.

Note: It's on the manual, so yeah .. RTM
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I had the same question whe I first got my iPhone (;
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Whats the tiny pinhole on top near the headphone jack?
It's another mic for background noise cancelling purposes.

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:28 AM   #23
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I know with the older iPhones there is only one speaker on the bottom and one mic. Is this true with the new iPhone 4?

I'm only getting audio out of the right speaker. I'm assuming the left speaker is defective because my wires new phone has sound coming out of both.

Does anyone know about this? Has anyone else realized that one speaker does not work? Check both speakers and see, I just realized now after 3 days.
all of two speakers were producing music potentialy yesterday, even lock sound is not the same anymore, is more poor
do you have any answer for this, thanks !
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 06:05 AM   #24
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all of two speakers were producing music potentialy yesterday, even lock sound is not the same anymore, is more poor
do you have any answer for this, thanks !
No iPhone has ever had 2 speakers on the bottom (2 speaker grill slots yes). 1 has always been the speaker. 1 has always been the mic. This is true as of upto and including the iPhone 4S. Amen... /end.thread
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 09:02 PM   #25
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I'm happy I came across this cause I was worried my iPhone 4 I bought off eBay was defective!
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