iPad iPad Air 2: vibrating sound! - What was Apple thinking??????

Jony Ive

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Oct 23, 2012
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This is AWFUL!
I don't understand, really, I don't understand why Apple has allowed this


It's very unpleasant to touch the screen while listening to music through the speakers.

It just doesn't feel right.
If you don't have an iPad Air 2 you can not imagine how bad it is.



I've got a perfect display, unlike last year, but the vibration is so much worse
 

Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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Why are you complaining, you designed it. Come on Jony we know you can do better. ;)
 

peglegjack

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Oh Jesus it's not a big deal. I was using mine all last night and it didn't bother me for a second. It's as if people can't complain about something then they've lost meaning in their lives.
 

OptyCT

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Nov 9, 2008
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Maybe it's Apple's not-so-polite way of telling you to listen with headphones :p

Seriously though, I don't have an issue with it and I was using Spotify for over an hour last night. For those that are annoyed by it, I'm guessing a simple silicone caseback would do wonders in deadening the vibration.
 

Bokes

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Mar 4, 2008
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Oh Jesus it's not a big deal. I was using mine all last night and it didn't bother me for a second. It's as if people can't complain about something then they've lost meaning in their lives.
Totally agree.
This is far from an issue.
For the record my iPad 3 vibrates when I play music- big deal.

Most of the time - I have the iPad on a desk or table while playing music.
silly.
 

Vegasryn

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Mar 31, 2010
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They were thinking

"If you have your volume up so loud that it vibrates the iPad, not only are you holding it wrong, you're annoying everyone around you."
 

addictzz

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Jun 11, 2012
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Don't crank up the volume.

If you do want to listen it at louder volume, use a head/earphone pls.
 

macduke

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Some people are saying it's an issue, others are saying it is not. Perhaps on some units the dampening around the speakers is not fitted properly? I don't know enough about the internals to know if that would be the case, but it's my guess.
 

mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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What was Apple thinking??????
Apple was thinking!!!!!! that you wanted a thinner iPad with a screen that felt more solid when tapped, and more powerful, clearer speakers.

Based on the laws of sonic physics, a big flat panel is going to emanate some vibrations if the speakers are loud enough.

If you don't like what they came up with, they offer an iPad without the above features.
 

dantracht

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Sep 19, 2013
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This is AWFUL!
I don't understand, really, I don't understand why Apple has allowed this


It's very unpleasant to touch the screen while listening to music through the speakers.

It just doesn't feel right.
If you don't have an iPad Air 2 you can not imagine how bad it is.



I've got a perfect display, unlike last year, but the vibration is so much worse
So let me get this straight: it's thinner, a zillion times faster but if you turn up the volume it vibrates through the speakers?

If this is the case, my iPad 4 will be hanging on for even longer.
 

addictzz

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Jun 11, 2012
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THe more I surfed in macrumors, the more I want the iPad Air 2 and the more I am going to have a paranoia over many problems which seem miniscule that people here start surfacing up.
 

Jony Ive

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Oct 23, 2012
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THe more I surfed in macrumors, the more I want the iPad Air 2 and the more I am going to have a paranoia over many problems which seem miniscule that people here start surfacing up.
Trust me, this is not paranoia.
 

addictzz

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Jun 11, 2012
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Trust me, this is not paranoia.
Some people complain about it and some don't. For those who actually complain, this looks like a very serious problem that they need to return the iPad.

I think I am just gonna wait for other people on the net to surface this as ###gate issue. When surfaced as ###gate issue, the problem seems to be noticeable for general public like me.
 

flur

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Nov 12, 2012
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So, Jony Ive or others who're seeing the issue -

If you've got the ipad on a stand or using the smartcase to hold it up, and are watching a movie/tv show, does it vibrate enough to fall over?

If it doesn't take itself out when a bomb goes off onscreen, or a loud soundtrack plays, I won't be too worried about mine.
 

AliMacs

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This isn't a problem for gaming, however!

Try some racing games like asphalt 8 and the vibration immerses you even more than the awesome fluid graphics on the air 2!

I actually like the vibration it is like a rumbling motor :D
 

ninaco

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Mar 11, 2012
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So, Jony Ive or others who're seeing the issue -

If you've got the ipad on a stand or using the smartcase to hold it up, and are watching a movie/tv show, does it vibrate enough to fall over?

If it doesn't take itself out when a bomb goes off onscreen, or a loud soundtrack plays, I won't be too worried about mine.
I'm using an Apple case. The iPad dooesnt actually move at all, even when the speakers are at 100%. It's just that you feel vibrations from the speaker on both the back and the screen.

Not everyone's going to be bothered by this. But, you will certainly notice it. I'm hoping I'll just get used to it.
 
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