POLL. Is the audio speaker louder after the 2.1 update?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rybold, Sep 12, 2008.

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Does the speaker seem louder to you after the 2.1 update?

  1. yes

    85 vote(s)
    59.0%
  2. no

    16 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. not sure

    43 vote(s)
    29.9%
  1. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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  2. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    it def. is i was like DAMN when it ringed loud.
     
  3. Brandonsc macrumors member

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    yes its louder. It is more distorted at full volume though.
     
  4. DaZe3 macrumors member

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  5. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    What about the earpiece speaker (during phone calls)? I always use my bluetooth headset when at home, but occasionally I get a call in a loud restaurant and I've always had trouble hearing the caller. Just wondering if that was improved as well?
     
  6. Rybold thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it appears that an overwhelming majority of people feel that their speaker's maximum volume is louder after the update. That's good to know. Fewer missed calls. :)
     
  7. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Sure seems louder to me. Is anybody else amazed at the sound that can come from such a tiny, single speaker?
     
  8. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    i guess it is a bit louder or maybe because everyone else said theres were louder my brain made me think mine was louder?
     
  9. bluelondon macrumors regular

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    :D loool
     
  10. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the BOTTOM speaker is louder, but the earpiece speaker is still extremely quiet.
     
  11. Rybold thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it does seem louder to me. The one on the right still doesn't work though. :D
     
  13. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Mine is louder and I noticed it right away.

    The click noise it makes when you lock it is significantly louder.
     
  14. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    It almost feels like the update from a few years ago that caused MBs, MBPs and iMacs to receive a huge bump in maximum speaker volume. Huzzah!

    The only problem is that after a while, we'll get used to it and then be all "Ah man! The speaker on this thing is SO QUIET! Apple! Do something!"
     
  15. Wailord macrumors 6502

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  16. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Seems the same really!

    And to those saying the speaker on the right still doesnt work.. it's meant for a different reason.

    And to the person saying the earpiece is still very quiet... all you have to do is turn it up when in call. If it's still quiet then it's probably the other persons phone.
     
  17. oneals2focus macrumors regular

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    Mine seems to be, I need to test it at work to really tell.
     
  18. J*man macrumors member

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    I think it's gotten louder. Although I'm not 100% sure. I know it hasn't gotten softer though lol.
     
  19. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    It is louder, but still only one of the speakers is working.











    ... ;)
     
  20. domness macrumors 6502a

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    You do realise the other one is a mic?
     
  21. otep1760 macrumors regular

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    i first upgraded mine and it got a lot softer, enough for me to be angry.
    and then i did a clean restore and its back to the volume it was previously
     
  22. weeman macrumors 6502

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    Really? Apparently the 2.1 firmware activated my other speaker. Both speakers are now working for me! :p

    Anyways, back on topic, it is definitely louder.
     
  23. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Hence the wink.
     
  24. ditzy macrumors 68000

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  25. PhxBlue macrumors regular

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    Yeah its louder on mine too. Surprised me when it rang.
     

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