5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2010 1:06 PM by EBSkater
rockstar4130 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Why did apple switch them around? When i play games now the speaker gets muffled by my hand because of its placement. Seems weird to switch them. Anyone having the same issue when playing games?

iphone, Windows XP
  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (19,530 points)
    As we're users here just like yourself, we would have no idea why Apple switched the microphone and the speaker. Unless they've formally announced it somewhere, any ideas would just be speculation (which is prohibited by the Terms of Use of this forum).
  • StevenB4 Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)
    Not sure, but I like it better this way. I seemed to muffle the speaker more when it was on the left side while playing games.
  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    StevenB4 wrote:
    Not sure, but I like it better this way. I seemed to muffle the speaker more when it was on the left side while playing games.

    I think that developers need to code in the option to swap screen orientation. I prefer games that do that.
  • AlikaAlex Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    More costly than the gaming implications of the speaker/mic switch is the issue of iPhone accessories that were designed for a left-side speaker and right-side mic. My Griffin dock non-electronically amplifies the audio output of my iPhone. Looks like that functionality is now gone.
  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    AlikaAlex wrote:
    More costly than the gaming implications of the speaker/mic switch is the issue of iPhone accessories that were designed for a left-side speaker and right-side mic. My Griffin dock non-electronically amplifies the audio output of my iPhone. Looks like that functionality is now gone.

    Isn't that kind of moot?

    I didn't think the iP4 would fit in that one.