Very bad audio quality in iMessage voice messages

lancastor

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The sampling rate of the sent audio messages in iMessage is really bad (8kHz - AMR Codec).

Do you think that the audio quality gets better in the GM build?
 

lancastor

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But there must be a reason why Apple has chosen a such bad quality.
 

lancastor

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That could be the main reason. Voice files size is currently very very small.
 

Imory

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So it's not just me then? The quality of voice messages sent in iMessage in iOS 8 is terrible. Sounds like something coming from a phone years ago. I was very excited about this feature, but the quality is shockingly bad. FaceTime Audio is miles better.

Don't really understand why they've down this if it's a choice in their part. I doubt they take up that much space and it can be easily removed (or set to automatically delete) through details if users worry about storage.
 

lancastor

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Audio is horrible. I hope for iOS9 next years with voice quality improvements.
 

Rivvvers

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It's 2017, iOS 10, and the quality is still *******. This was the one fundamental reasos I switched to Whatsapp, that and layout and backup. Options. They offer a much better experience and service.
It's kind of embarrassing that apple would even do this.
 
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