They need to reposition the speakers

Would you suggest that apple move the location of the speakers?

  • Yes, change it!

    Votes: 19 37.3%
  • No, keep it!

    Votes: 32 62.7%

  • Total voters
    51

Italianblend

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If you play games in landscape mode, your fingers very easily end up covering the speakers while you play. Where else can they put the speakers on the new iPhone?


 

eastercat

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FYI: there's one speaker on the phone. Maybe you shouldn't start your post with an ignorant statement.
Also, you can move your fingers. Millions of intelligent people do so every day when they play in landscape mode. :rolleyes:
 

TonyC28

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I have noticed that too. It's one of the reasons I keep my phone in a case. I'm not sure where else would be better though
 

Italianblend

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Maybe they can put them on the front of the phone somewhere. Like a circular band surrounding the home button, or up at the top near the ear speaker.
 

cynics

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I like the placement. A lot of phones have the speaker on the back. So it not only broadcast the sound away from you it's very hard to he if you have the phone sitting face up.
 

Tea-Aholic

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I like the placement. A lot of phones have the speaker on the back. So it not only broadcast the sound away from you it's very hard to he if you have the phone sitting face up.
Phone have the speakers on the back so they bounce back on a flat surface (ie table) so that the "echo" make the sound louder. You can try it.
 

3bs

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not very useful when you are holding it in your hand eh?
and on something like your bed.

I voted No because I honestly don't know where would be a better place. I do agree that it's annoying sometimes but I definitely think it's better than having the speaker on the back.
 

cynics

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Phone have the speakers on the back so they bounce back on a flat surface (ie table) so that the "echo" make the sound louder. You can try it.
Depends on the surface. I have a leather ottoman and it nearly completely mutes my dumb phone.
 

Hosei

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Mar 1, 2012
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I agree the speaker is blocked when held landscape, but i don't see any other logical places it can be placed on the device
 

Gav2k

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eastercat said:
FYI: there's one speaker on the phone. Maybe you shouldn't start your post with an ignorant statement.
Also, you can move your fingers. Millions of intelligent people do so every day when they play in landscape mode. :rolleyes:
Wrong side of the bed this morning?
 

AlphaHumanus

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Eastercat FTW. If you knew how to hold your phone properly, you'd be utilizing apple's design brilliance, and be " funneling" the sound toward your ears.
 

vincenz

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There's no problem with the speaker placement now. Just reposition your fingers.
 

Italianblend

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The speakers are quite louder than older models like the 3G. I'm glad about that.

There's gotta be a placement that doesn't interfere with landscape holding.
 

Italianblend

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Well, if it's on the antenna, it might get muted out by your fingers when in portrait mode.

Sure, it's okay to "just move your fingers," but the grasp of the device is sometimes critical for gameplay. If you just naturally hold the device, many of us end up muting the sound. Moving our fingers to hear the speakers sometimes gives us a less-than-ideal grasping position.