Why does only one speaker work on iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by metzy25, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

    metzy25

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    #1
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Why when I put my finger over the right speaker on my 4s there is not music coming out of the left speaker? This on my friend 4s also
     
  2. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    #2
    Because that other "speaker" is actually a microphone ;)
     
  3. mrockm01 macrumors regular

    mrockm01

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Location:
    NC
    #3
    there is only one speaker. the other one is a microphone.
     
  4. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

    PatriotInvasion

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #4
    Because one is a speaker and the other is a microphone. They both look like speaker grills but the iPhone does not have stereo sound.
     
  5. drir1990 macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
    #5
    The other grill is the microphone. There is only one speaker.
     
  6. trozau macrumors regular

    trozau

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Location:
    Appleland, USA
    #6
    There is only 1 speaker. The other is a microphone. :)
     
  7. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Location:
    Carnegie and Ontario
    #7
    One is a microphone and one is a speaker. It has been this same design since the original iPhone.
     
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Location:
    Bath, United Kingdom
    #9
    And not one of them mentioned that it is such a common question it is even in MacRumors' iPhone FAQ;)
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #10
    Doesn't the phone come with a manual of sorts any more?
     
  11. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

    JRoDDz

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Location:
    NJ
    #11
    You are all incorrect. The iPhone has 2 speakers.

    There is one speaker on the bottom near the dock connector. And there is another speaker on the front near the top which is considered the earpiece.

    1 + 1 = 2
     
  12. salacious macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    #12
    owned everyone lol
     
  13. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

    JRoDDz

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Location:
    NJ
    #13
    Thank you. I've been pwning noobs since 1986.
     
  14. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

    Givmeabrek

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    #14
    Amazing. Every new phone brings the same question. Maybe if they stamped it on the back of the phone.....
     
  15. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    #15
    haha I was just about to say this!
     
  16. Superbbrr macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    #16
    I could swear that my iPhone 4 had two speakers on the bottom.

    Whenever holding my 4S, many times I muffle the speakers inadvertently.

    I NEVER had this problem with my 4. I could manhandle it all day and sound would never be muffled.

    Just so weird to me that I have this issue with the 4S.
     

Share This Page