Oh boo, a rear-facing microphone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MVApple, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at the "leaked" picture of the new ipod touch 3G I see that there appears to be a small hole next to the camera. So we are getting a microphone on the back? I was hoping the microphone would be on the front for things like skype. Still the microphone I'm sure will mostly be used for recording video so I suppose it makes sense to put it on the back?

    Does the iphone have a microphone on the front and back? or just the front? If the iphone records video just fine with a microphone in the front then I don't see why they would move it to the back.
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Just one on the bottom, actually.
     
  3. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

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    I doubt that tiny little hole can be used as a mic.

    The mic will probably be on the left side of the dock connector IMO.
     
  4. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    You'd be surprised. Microphones can be incredibly tiny, in fact many phones have a microphone that small. (At least most non-smartphones I've seen)
     
  5. Wishsong macrumors regular

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    Well hopefully we'll be getting the headphones with the mic
     
  6. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't care less about Apple headphones, if they can even be called that. I use only my Grados and my IEM's.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It'll more likely be a recording LED.

    You'll probably be forced to shell out another $30 for it.
     
  8. Coasterboi macrumors newbie

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    Mic will likely be where we can use it most. How else can we play Smule games if it's on the back end? :)
     
  9. macsarethebest macrumors regular

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    DUH you guys, that dot is a light thingy sensor, if its a real ipod touch at all;)
     
  10. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's one of the reasons I want a microphone :D

    Is it possible the second hole in the back is a light sensor so the camera can adjust exposure?

    And does the iphone have this second hole? I imagine it would be pretty similar.
     
  11. DustyLBottoms macrumors regular

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    WHY would it be a light sensor to adjust exposure?! What's wrong with the 3mp sensor right next to it?

    :rolleyes:

    It's a mic.
     
  12. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :rolleyes:

    I guess the "rumors" part that comes with speculation eludes you.
     
  13. California King macrumors 65816

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    They're that tiny on all Macbooks/Macbook Pros and the quality is quite decent. Also, if they do put a mic on the iPod, that's where it'll probably have to go, unless they make some major design changes.
     

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