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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 9, 2012
Last night I noticed that my other half's 3GS can play music much louder than my 4.

Trying to work out why, I noticed that music only plays out of one of the speakers on the bottom of the phone. And no I'm not listening to mono.

Thinking back, I remember noticing this a long time ago (perhaps even from new) but didn't give it much thought.

1. Is this normal? I'm guessing not.
2. With this being the case for a long time, and the phone now being 1 and a 1/2 years old, would apple do anything about it?

I'm annoyed at myself for not doing anything when I noticed it over a year ago. I have no proof that it's been like this for a long time, so apple could assume its a recent fault.

Btw I'm in the UK and on contract with Orange, if that makes any difference.



macrumors 603
Oct 29, 2006
~119W 34N
Yes. This is normal, as there is only one speaker. The other is a mic. See the user manual for a diagram showing this.

Also, as someone else will no doubt point out, try a search at MR. You'll be surprised (and probably chagrinned) to see this question asked since 2007. :)
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