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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jony Ive, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Jony Ive macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    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
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Why are you complaining, you designed it. Come on Jony we know you can do better. ;)
  3. peglegjack macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    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.
  4. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    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.
  5. Bokes macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    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.
  6. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
  7. mutelight macrumors newbie


    Jun 23, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I can't remember the last time I used the speakers on my iPad.
  8. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    I guess that is less open to interpretation than Vibratorgate...
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    It's spelt I-O-V-I-N-E.
  10. Mackinjosh Suspended

    Aug 21, 2014
    Leave Britney alone, everybody!
  11. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    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."
  12. addictzz macrumors 6502

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

    If you do want to listen it at louder volume, use a head/earphone pls.
  13. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    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.
  14. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    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.
  15. dantracht macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2013
    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.
  16. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    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.
  17. Jony Ive thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Trust me, this is not paranoia.
  18. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    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.
  19. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Google search says L O V I N E.... or is Google Search messed up? :apple:
  20. JSalig macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Obviously what's needed here is a portable surround sound system.:D
  21. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    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.
  22. AliMacs macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2014
    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
  23. ninaco macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2012
    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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