iphone 6 video recording - mono or stereo?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dave1145, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. dave1145 macrumors newbie


    Sep 29, 2014
    While recording a video with the iphone 6 / 6 plus is the audio recorded in stereo or mono?

    I am asking because, I read somewhere online that the iphone 6 only records in mono, and I was quite shocked actually.. because even my 4 year old nokia makes stereo recordings and I would have thought that a premium £700+ device in 2014 would have that feature.

    If this is true then I would also like to know if it's a hardware limitation (eg is there only 1 mic?) or is it a software issue, where you could for example use an app that records in stereo?

    Does the iphone 6 have 2 built in mics for recording or only 1?

    It just seems annoying to me that you can record amazing videos in 1080p with 60fps and have it looking great but... sounding less impressive than an old phone.
  2. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    it does record in mono, I am not really sure why it does, and im not sure if stereo playback on a mono speaker(iphones only have one speaker) would make much of a difference.

    and the iPhones have 3 microphones, not 2 or 1.
  3. DrSlump76 macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2015
    That's a shame :(
  4. jedics macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    you and millions of others have wondered the same thing, especially when you compare the voice clarity of video audio to any samsung released since the S2, it is night and day, seems apple dont have enough R&D resources left over after devoting them all to making the phone a few mm thicker....duh.
  5. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    Just look at all the video comparisons on YouTube. Even the newest 6S is mono.


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