Warning about the #3 app "Sound Grenade"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrat93, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    #1
    In case you don't read reviews of free apps before downloading them, this might be of interest to you.

    Sounds like a cool app if you're a stupid kid who enjoys annoying your whole class (like me.) However, after reading the reviews, I quickly deleted this app. About one in every ten reviews claim that the high-frequency sound actually BLEW OUT the speakers on their device. Only a few mention which device they had (I've only seen iPhone 3G.) So use this app at your own risk.
     
  2. craig1410 macrumors 6502a

    craig1410

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Location:
    Scotland
    #2
    That would be an interesting warranty claim given that Apple approve each and every app on the app store... I wonder if this app might suffer the Apple kill-switch if it is indeed found to be the cause of speaker failure.
     
  3. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

    Tokiopop

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    West Yorkshire, UK
    #3
    Uh-oh... I might uninstall it... or use it on lower volume/someone's elses speakers :p
     
  4. Auzburner macrumors 65816

    Auzburner

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    #4
    Yeah, I noticed that the App caused my speaker to crackle a bit and recognized the volume was too high even though you don't hear it as that loud. I simply leave my volume at half to make sure there is no damage... I believe that it will easily pop out the little iPhone speakers...
     
  5. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    #5
    Oh that's bad news. =(
    I have been using that app at work over the past few days, it is driving my co-workers absolutely NUTS.

    They have been walking around putting their ears up to computer monitors and all trying to pinpoint the source.

    rofloflofl
     
  6. Theirishjoey macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    #6
    Wow. How on earth did this get through apple's criticising? I'm not going to download this app!
     
  7. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Location:
    West Coast
    #7
    If Apple offered competing functionality, you better believe it would have never been approved ;)
     
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    #8
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Location:
    Hartford, CT
    #9
    It wont blow out your speakers if they arent outrageously loud.....
     
  10. deadsouls macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    #10
    chalk up another idiotic app for idiotic users
     
  11. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mrat93

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    #11
    The point is: An application shouldn't be in the App Store if it is capable of causing unfixable damage.
     
  12. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    #12
    And Apple won't repair the damages. In the description of Sound Grenade, it says to crank up the volume... so people crank up the volume as they're told and now their iPhone is broken and Apple won't help them. I thought the AppStore was supposed to be safe from malicious apps? An App that produces a sound that damages the phone, speakers or ears should NOT BE on the AppStore. Remember the whole thing with the iPods having a volume cap?... this can't be good.
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Location:
    Hartford, CT
    #13
    There is SUPPOSED to be a volume cap, do apps from the app store get around this?:confused:
     
  14. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    New Mexico
    #15
    I always piss everyone off with this and usually turn the volume up all the way.
    My speaker has yet to go bad.
     
  15. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    #16
    Then download the app and see if your speakers blow. I don't think it's BS. Why would so many people say their speakers now always crackle ever since running this app?
     
  16. benflick macrumors 68020

    benflick

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    #17
    I have had the App since release and I use it everyday at full volume. In my school's auditorium full of people everybody turns their heads when I turn it on lol.
     
  17. branjosef macrumors 6502a

    branjosef

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Location:
    1.222.333.456
    #18
    Very interesting. I wonder how apple would handle any claims for replacement
     
  18. LukeHarrison macrumors regular

    LukeHarrison

    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    Location:
    Selby, UK
    #19
    Yep, this is true, it happened to me, not with this app, but with the 'Oscillator' app instead. A friend of mine decided it would be fun to turn it up all the way, and bang went my speaker. It sounds terrible now. Anyone know if the speakers are replaceable, I know Apple won't do it, but if they're user-replaceable?
     
  19. t0mat0 macrumors 603

    t0mat0

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Location:
    Home
    #20
    Can't you manually turn off the limit anyhow in settings?
     
  20. Auzburner macrumors 65816

    Auzburner

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    #21
    Well, if your iPhone is covered under its warranty, there's not reason they would not cover your iPhone. It would not be an easy fix by the user. Also, I think you have the right to go to an Apple store asking for a replacement if your iPhone is problematic as a result of an App they approved for their store.
     
  21. Bingbonghoho macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    #22
    If you were a chick, I would propose to you on macrumor. LOL
    Thanks macrumor, I found my brother from another mother.
    Has anyone in your office mentioned yet, that it's coming from the dirty air conditioning system? Just wait for it!!!
     
  22. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    #23
    The funniest thing is that the dev wrote the app as an experiment. He wanted to make the crappiest app that would shoot up the rankings. He admits that it performed better than he thought.

    Now this. Hahaha.
     
  23. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #24
    I have to say I agree. I have the Pro version and haven't experienced anything unusual except a bunch of people who have no clue where the sound is coming from. LOL :D

    I wouldn't leave the App going for more than 10-15 minutes, so I don't think any damage will occur. It also may depend on how worn in your device's speaker is. Newer iPhone speakers won't be used to putting out sound and may break just because of the intensity of these sounds.
     
  24. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #25
    Couldn't people just say the speaker stopped working and demonstrate to the Genius with music. Don't call me a liar, it's just that I've heard that people have done the same thing playing music too loudly.
     

Share This Page