The Speaker is MUCH louder.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stu212, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. stu212 macrumors member

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    Has anyone else notcied this, there are tons of little fixes that make this feel so much better to use.
     
  2. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    speaker mode during phone calls - is that the one you're referring to as well?

    (ugh I'm still deciding whether to get it or not)
     
  3. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    agreed...

    Noticed the speaker volume via the ipod player. It's good news all around.
    Apple has done a real good job with 3G 2.0.

    I'm really glad I sold the 3G and got this update. And the 32GB don't hurt either. :cool:
     
  4. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the slide to unlock is very loud. Even when in the dock.
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    3G 2.0? .... really?
     
  6. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    The volume on the speaker was a bad problem on the original iPhone

    They upgraded it on the 3G....glad to see they upped it again
     
  7. joro macrumors 68020

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    I use speakerphone a lot so I’m glad to hear it’s been fixed. I haven’t been able to break open the phone yet though because it’s charging and I had to go back to work -- :(
     
  8. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    well yeah...

    That's my take on it. You had the 2g. Then you had the 3g.

    This iPhone has many of the same parts, some internals improved obviously. But it's not only the software that makes it better either. If that was the case, the 3G and 3GS would be closer.

    As you can tell from folks, there's an overall feeling of improvement across the board beyond the itemized refinements.

    So I called it 3G 2.0 for those reasons.
     
  9. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    If this is true, I will upgrade. This was the only issue I wanted to know was *really* addressed in the 3G S because IMHO it wasn't in the 3G. :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  10. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Thank you, Apple! I was really HOPING they upgrade the speakerphone again! It was decent on the 3G and horrible on the first gen.
     
  11. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    It has almost all internals improved. You can harp all you want on how the case is the same, but that's really where the similarity ends. I have a new 3GS in my hand and it's really a whole new experience.
     
  12. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    ive noticed the speaker is really loud but i think that might be because the 3g got worn or clogged over time?
     
  13. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    Any difference in the silent (vibrate) function? A little bit stronger wouldn't hurt since it's fairly weak IMO. I can't even tell when I get a message/call unless I put my phone on a table or something.
     
  14. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    iPod improvement

    Looking for someone to comment on the op amps or something improved on the iPod. On my ultimate ear triple fi, the sound seems improved.

    It's like they added a DAC or some improvement there as well. Probably would not be as noticed via the standard ear bleeder plugs. Man I hated those buds.

    Also got custom ear fit attachments and it seems to me like another solid improvement.

    I can deal with these discoveries. Looking for someone's technical detail.
     
  15. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I have meter for measuring audio levels, so it might be possible for me to prove or debunk this.
     
  16. cardboardcowboy macrumors newbie

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    this thing is as loud as my imac!
    ...
    and i love it.
     
  17. nickpro macrumors regular

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    can anyone confirm if this is for the voice speakerphone too?
     
  18. mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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  20. Nickday89 macrumors regular

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    speakerphone is clearly louder on mine. it almost seems as if i'm being yelled at. and, this is jusy IMO, but playing music via speaker, i need to turn it way down, compared to before, or i feel like i'll go deaf. though, both instances it's a good loud, a clear loudness. not a distorted sound
     
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  22. verks macrumors member

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    +1

    It is louder for everything except the speakerphone.
     
  23. leandromp macrumors regular

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    Awesome!, looking forward to it.

    stu212, are u upgrading from 2G or 3G?
     
  24. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    Had to turn volume to 50%, I kept jumping when I get a text it's so loud. Always had it on max with my 2g.
     
  25. lilmitchmitch macrumors 6502

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    That's how I was too! And at full volume (like I had to keep it on my 3G) the 3G S text tone (tri tone) sounds distorted because it's so loud! :eek:

    I like being able to keep my volume in the middle and actually being able to adjust accordingly instead of being stuck at max or just going softer.
     

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