iPad Mini: One thing not good as nexus 7

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  1. truelies macrumors regular

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    Nexus 7 has two speakers, it's good for music &video. New mini only has one.
     
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    I thought apple was supposed to be the choice of the musician/artist?
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I own an iPad mini and it has 2 speakers (left and right stereo)

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  4. truelies thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think left one is microphone.
     
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  6. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    On the spec sheet (and labelled picture) of the new Mini, it just says "Built In Speaker", and points to one of the two sets of holes. Same for the full sized iPads. On the old Mini, it says "Built In Speakers", and points to both sets of holes.

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  7. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    strange cause mine are very good
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    No, it's not. You just don't notice how crappy they are. I have two new Nexus 7s, and both of them have awful sound at low volume levels. You can hear static/electrical buzzing the entire time any sound is playing.

    Can't wait to replace them with iPads again. Not really sure what I was thinking... Oh yeah... high resolution is what got me, when the mini was stuck at 1024x768.

    Not for much longer, though...
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    The Mic is on top just like in the old iPad mini. This is an iPad, not iPhone, of what use would a mic have at the bottom?

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  10. Menel macrumors 603

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    This deserves further investigation.

    I think we've been downgraded back to mono.

    iPad Mini
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    iPad Mini Retina

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    Remember, Keynote said, brought dual microphones, where is the second microphone? In the other speaker bay like with the iPhone!... doh!

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    Where is the second microphone!?
     
  11. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Yep, looks that way. Well that sucks. Sound was already the weakest link on the iPads with that crappy rear-facing single speaker. Not really a step back for the full-size iPad since it's always been mono, but definitely a step back for the Retina mini.

    Unless somehow both mics are in the same place at the top, but surely that would defeat the purpose of the noise cancellation feature..
     
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  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    ohhhh thank you!
     
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    Symmetry? Lol
     
  16. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    maybe its because i dont use them at low volume. i prefer to be able to hear them. thats the whole purpose of speakers :p

    just tested and no buzzing at low volume
     
  17. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    I love everything about my Nexus 7. It's a wonderful device to hold and use. I only use it for web browsing and mail mostly though. I don't care for most Android apps. If I want to do something productive, I use my iPad. I think when the new models come out, I'm selling my 2 iPads and my N7 and just using 1 tablet. If the Air feels anything like my Nexus 10 did, I'll be in heaven lol.
     
  18. ufwa macrumors regular

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    Perhaps the speaker/speakers part is simply an oversight.

    But it does seem odd.

    If you look the iPad air, it has the same labeled graphics, pointing to only one of the grilles but the text says "built in speakers"

    In the typed up description under "input/output" its also says "speakers"
     
  19. ABC5S, Oct 24, 2013
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    Not mono. If the iPad 4 has two speakers, so does the iPad 5. Apple would not do this to us (?) and this was just an oversight. Someone call Tim Cook and tell him ;)


    Edited for mistake. Only one speaker. whoops
     
  20. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Original iPad, iPad 2/3/4 have only 1 speaker (mono)
    iPad Air, iPad mini and retina iPad mini have stereo (left,right) speakers.

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  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Even if the holes are both speakers, what good is it when you hold the iPad in landscape (more likely position for videos)? Sound will still be coming out of one side.
     
  22. saving107 macrumors 603

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    What if I'm web browsing in portrait and I decide to play music or a podcast while I do that, what good is it to have a speaker at the bottom and top?

    I think just to please everyone Apple should place a speaker on all 4 sides and call it surround sound.
     
  23. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.apple.com/ipad-air/specs/ - only has "speaker", never "speakers"

    Edit... But I see the "store" specs say speakers, even though the picture only points to one. Strange!

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    I thought you would have said the price :D. I guess that makes two things.
     
  25. ufwa macrumors regular

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    Sorry should've mentioned I looked the store one. That's what makes it rather odd. Hard to tell if its an oversight or not.
     

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