Oh boo, a rear-facing microphone?

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

  1. MVApple macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    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


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Just one on the bottom, actually.
  3. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2009
    Miami, FL
    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

    Jan 20, 2008
    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

    May 13, 2009
    Well hopefully we'll be getting the headphones with the mic
  6. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    It'll more likely be a recording LED.

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

    Sep 5, 2009
    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

    Jun 30, 2009
    DUH you guys, that dot is a light thingy sensor, if its a real ipod touch at all;)
  10. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    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

    Sep 8, 2009
    WHY would it be a light sensor to adjust exposure?! What's wrong with the 3mp sensor right next to it?


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

    Jul 18, 2008

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

    Sep 20, 2007
    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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