They need to reposition the speakers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Italianblend, Mar 11, 2012.

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

  1. Yes, change it!

    19 vote(s)
    37.3%
  2. No, keep it!

    32 vote(s)
    62.7%
  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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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?


     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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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:
     
  3. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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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
     
  4. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    That's just it, there isn't any other place.
     
  5. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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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.
     
  7. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  8. E.Lizardo macrumors 68000

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    not very useful when you are holding it in your hand eh?
     
  9. 3bs macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G4

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    Depends on the surface. I have a leather ottoman and it nearly completely mutes my dumb phone.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't have a problem where they are currently located.
     
  12. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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  13. Hosei macrumors member

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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
     
  14. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4s: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Wrong side of the bed this morning?
     
  15. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    How about using the glass screen as a flat panel speaker? A bit like those ones that turn a window into a speaker.
     
  16. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    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.
     
  17. vincenz macrumors 601

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    There's no problem with the speaker placement now. Just reposition your fingers.
     
  18. mofunk macrumors 68020

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  20. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  21. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Another possible area would be around the steel antennae. Not sure how larger this would make the phone though.
     
  22. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     

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