1. WhiteRa's Avatar
    When blocking the speaker on thee left (between headphone jack and charging port), it doesn't distort/block the sound. However, when blocking the speaker toward the right, it does.
    So are the speaker holes on the left side just for aesthetics, as there isn't a driver behind it and doesn't really affect the sound whether it's there or not?
    11-03-2013 03:34 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Microphone.
    11-03-2013 03:34 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    When blocking the speaker on thee left (between headphone jack and charging port), it doesn't distort/block the sound. However, when blocking the speaker toward the right, it does.
    So are the speaker holes on the left side just for aesthetics, as there isn't a driver behind it and doesn't really affect the sound whether it's there or not?
    Microphone.
    That has to be a record. The iPhone 5s has been out for more than 6 weeks before we got that question.
    11-03-2013 03:41 PM
  4. WhiteRa's Avatar
    Oh, is that the microphone and not a "speaker"?
    11-03-2013 03:45 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Yep, it's the microphone however IMO the speaker does sound fantastic :-)
    11-03-2013 03:47 PM
  6. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Lol oh boy. Fun
    11-03-2013 05:57 PM
  7. wbkm85's Avatar
    every iPhone has been this way
    11-03-2013 06:09 PM
  8. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    When blocking the speaker on thee left (between headphone jack and charging port), it doesn't distort/block the sound. However, when blocking the speaker toward the right, it does.
    So are the speaker holes on the left side just for aesthetics, as there isn't a driver behind it and doesn't really affect the sound whether it's there or not?
    Lol?
    11-03-2013 08:37 PM
  9. WhiteRa's Avatar
    I found this out when watching Marques Brownlee's review on the iPhone 5s. He was pointing out when blocking one of the "speakers," it didn't distort the sound and said it was because there was no drivers behind it.

    11-03-2013 09:16 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I found this out when watching Marques Brownlee's review on the iPhone 5s. He was pointing out when blocking one of the "speakers," it didn't distort the sound and said it was because there was no drivers behind it.

    Watch the video again...he added a tab where he corrected his information from the video, reflecting that the other side was in fact a microphone (as we said before).
    11-03-2013 10:16 PM

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