1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    If true, what's behind that second speaker grill?

    I was under the impression that there were two speakers on the bottom. Guess Apple tried to fool me.
    09-23-2016 10:16 AM
  2. AustinIllini's Avatar
    If true, what's behind that second speaker grill?

    I was under the impression that there were two speakers on the bottom. Guess Apple tried to fool me.
    Barometric vent. The second "speaker" looks better
    09-23-2016 10:40 AM
  3. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Barometric vent. The second "speaker" looks better
    Did Apple announce this during the keynote? I was under the impression that they were both speakers.
    09-23-2016 10:43 AM
  4. AustinIllini's Avatar
    Did Apple announce this during the keynote? I was under the impression that they were both speakers.
    They did not. We find all this stuff out via teardown.
    09-23-2016 10:46 AM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I can't be the only one that was thought there two speakers on the bottom of the new iPhone.
    I think this was a sneaky thing for Apple to do without saying anything about it.
    decypher44 likes this.
    09-23-2016 11:15 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    They mentioned stereo s so you would assume there would be two speakers one on either of the far ends of the device not beside each other
    09-23-2016 11:21 AM
  7. anon(9733642)'s Avatar
    I can't be the only one that was thought there two speakers on the bottom of the new iPhone.
    I think this was a sneaky thing for Apple to do without saying anything about it.
    I'm pretty sure in the Keynote the video played refers to Stereo Sound through speakers at both the top and bottom of the device. Just what I remember. Could be wrong.
    fotiskour and Not Quite Right like this.
    09-23-2016 11:27 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I can't be the only one that was thought there two speakers on the bottom of the new iPhone.
    I think this was a sneaky thing for Apple to do without saying anything about it.
    They most certainly did show it and discuss it during the keynote. Did you not watch it? The idea is to turn the phone to landscape to hear the stereo. A speaker at each end.
    fotiskour likes this.
    09-23-2016 11:28 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    If true, what's behind that second speaker grill?

    I was under the impression that there were two speakers on the bottom. Guess Apple tried to fool me.
    In order to perceive stereo sound, the speakers need separation... thus one on top and one on the bottom...
    fotiskour likes this.
    09-23-2016 11:34 AM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I did watch and saw the "Stereo" sound graphic coming from the bottom and earpiece of the phone. With the two grills on the bottom I assumed there were also 2 speakers on the bottom of the phone.

    So, everyone knew that second grill had no speaker behind it?
    09-23-2016 11:35 AM
  11. Quis89's Avatar
    I did watch and saw the "Stereo" sound graphic coming from the bottom and earpiece of the phone. With the two grills on the bottom I assumed there were also 2 speakers on the bottom of the phone.

    So, everyone knew that second grill had no speaker behind it?
    Well....

    Not EVERYONE....

    09-23-2016 11:36 AM
  12. flyinion's Avatar
    Even more confusing is even if you hold it in portrait mode, you'll still get sound out of the bottom and earpiece just like you'd expect if you had it turned to landscape orientation. Guess it makes sense though. It would be a waste to put a second speaker in that bottom left spot. You'd just perceive it as louder not stereo with some separation.
    09-23-2016 01:01 PM
  13. salscott's Avatar
    Yes.... The reviews have shown that the speakers are at the top and bottom

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    09-23-2016 01:38 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    09-23-2016 03:55 PM
  15. erwaso's Avatar
    So at the bottom, just the right side gives sound?
    It sounds like both sides give off sound.
    09-23-2016 05:34 PM
  16. applefan4515's Avatar
    So at the bottom, just the right side gives sound?
    It sounds like both sides give off sound.
    Play a song. While playing the song cover the right speaker on the bottom. That will show you for sure
    09-23-2016 07:27 PM
  17. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Apple didn't try to fool anybody. Anybody who paid any attention to the Keynote would know that. They clearly said there were stereo speakers and that the ear piece functioned as one of them and that they gave stereo sound in the landscape orientation.

    There would be no benefit in stereo sound with both speakers at the bottom because of the lack of separation. I don't think any iPhones ever had two speakers at the bottom.Years ago when flip phones were the rage, phones boasted stereo speakers but with no DSP and maybe 2" of separation, it was just crap mono sound.

    Apparently Apple engineers are smarter than many people give them credit for. The holes on the left side of the phone are for symmetry, not shenanigans.
    09-24-2016 06:03 AM
  18. Mac Guy's Avatar
    So at the bottom, just the right side gives sound?
    Yes. There is only one speaker on the bottom, and it's on the right side. There is no right or left speaker, just one speaker on one side.


    It sounds like both sides give off sound.
    Correct. There's no trickery on Apple's part. It's just the way our ears work. The very small distance between where two speakers would be wouldn't give any discernible stereo sound. You'd have two speakers giving you the same thing that one speaker does.
    erwaso likes this.
    09-24-2016 06:09 AM
  19. erwaso's Avatar
    Play a song. While playing the song cover the right speaker on the bottom. That will show you for sure
    Yup. Just the right side. Wth
    09-24-2016 07:53 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Play a song. While playing the song cover the right speaker on the bottom. That will show you for sure
    Found this on another thread.

    Stereo test
    09-24-2016 04:26 PM

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