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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boymom75, Jun 12, 2009.
Has apple said anything about this? If not, I guess it's wait and see.
You could always demo a 3G S at AT&T or Apple and bring a 3G with you to compare. But, no they haven't said much about it.
Speakers on the Iphone 3G were rather poor compared to the HTC devices especially since this is also a music and video phone. I reallt think they could have thrown in a better set of speakers in there.
At least they were better than the original iphone
That's not saying much.
till the 19th all the answers will start to appear. Look for lots of Iphone 3GS unboxings. Heck I might even do one.
Yes, I can confirm it is louder. It's actually too loud and I'm seriously annoyed with how loud it is.
Apple's been known to make unnoted stealth improvements to their devices, so it's certainly possible.
Bleh. Typing in landscape is awkward.
Does this really matter though? Your headphones will be use 95% of the time anyways, So why should this be a concern?
Mind me asking. How do you know? Apple or AT&T employee?
That's for sure. If I have one recommendation for anyone that is new to the iPhone ... learn to type in portrait mode first until it has become habit ... then try landscape. Don't go back and forth. Landscape might be easier for a new iPhone user, but once you get in the habit of typing in portrait, it's much faster and easier (your fingers only have to travel half the distance to reach letters).
If it's better than the Gen1 iPhone, then I'm fine with that. While I don't use the speaker that much, the Gen1 speakers suck. Anything is better. And "anything" is all I'm asking for. Well, that, and Friday to come faster...
Portrait mode only works if you're paying 100% attention though. That's why I like landscape... you don't have to be as accurate. There are stilll many times where I bungle up and have to hit the delete key a bunch. What's worse is when I bungle up twice and hit a period instead of the delete key or something like that.
I hope it's plenty loud. I've missed a lot of calls because I simply don't hear my 1st gen ringing.
The people next door to me just called the cops because I was playing my 3GS too loud.
I keep cancelling the keyboard when I try to hit a letter from the top row. Portrait's so much easier.
Yes it matters, I actully use my iPhone as a phone. I need to hear it ringing.
How do you know he uses his headphones 95% of the time. When you're not using headphones your still want to be able to hear it
That has been one of my biggest annoyances with the 1st gen that I currently use, Sometimes I have to push the phone as close to my head as possible and plug the other ear just to hear with barely any background noise, it seems like everyone elses phone is so much louder. I would always like to see a better vibration too, because I miss texts and calls a lot.
I can't remember the last time I used headphones on my iPhone.
I can't remember the last time I didn't
I have found this to be very true.
The 3G's speaker is much clearer than that on the v1.
This is good news. I was just searching some earlier boards and I guess that even the 1st gen speakers were improved over time. Had I known this I may have tried to find a way to get a replacement for my launch weekend phone. I've been dealing with its quiet speakers for 2 years. Youtube is useless unless you've got headphones or you're in a very quiet room. And I've missed many many calls because I didn't hear my phone ring.
I'm looking forward to getting a 3G S soon
And I hope that apple releases some new ring tones with a software update soon. It would be nice to have more factory tones. Some of them are probably never used. (Harp? Timba? Perhaps if I lived in a library)
The 3G S' speaker is much louder than the 3G's. I have actually had to turn the ringer volume down a couple of ticks.