Stupid Question, But I Need An Answer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flipster, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, the iPhone has one speaker, located on the right of the phone. The left is a microphone. So why is this option available? Left, Right? Someone clear this up for me! Thanks!
     

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  2. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    wow never thought of that, i would like to know this too. no offense but y cant you just move it and see lol.
     
  3. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    could be for headphones. but if it is new to ios 5 then maybe they plan to add a second speaker in future devices.
     
  4. TheBigKing macrumors 65816

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    i think that is for the speakers ? if u move all to left it will only sound the left speaker and if u move to the right then sound it
     
  5. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not mine, I don't have iOS 5, its just a picture. Doesn't make sense to me though, haha. I'd like to get this cleared up :D
     
  6. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    i think you are confused. there is only one speaker on iphone.
     
  7. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing it's just for headphones or airplay. There isn't a need for two speakers in the phone.
     
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    It is for when you have headphones on or connected to speakers.
     
  9. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Or yea AirPlay forgot about that one.
     
  10. TheBigKing macrumors 65816

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    ohh maybe headphones ?
     
  11. b166er macrumors 68020

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    the iPhone does kind of have two speakers. There is the one next to the mic, but there is also the one you hold to your ear when on a call.

    But yeah I am going to go along with everyone else and say that this setting is for when you have headphones or external speakers. I'm kind of surprised at the lack of EQ/settings the iPhone has when it comes to playing music. I guess when I first heard about the iPhone I thought it was going to be like a phone with an iPod built in to it. Turns out it was but it was also a lot more than that. But for some reason that whole "it's like an iPod, but..." train of thought stuck in my head and when I first got on board I was expecting some serious music functionality that the phone still lacks to this day.
     
  12. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Could this also be a control for which channel (left, right, or both) come through on the one speaker? Though I don't know why you would chose only one.
     
  13. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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  14. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    What a strange response to a legitimate question posed in an iPhone forum. :rolleyes:
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    My assumption, as others have stated, are mainly to use with external headphones or speakers.
     
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