3G-enabled iPad 2 models show reduced built-in mike performance
When Apple decided to relocate the microphone on the iPad 2, it may have overlooked the fact that its sonic performance may have been affected by differences in design between models. On the 3G version of the tablet the mike is housed under a plastic strip, which covers the additional antenna, and not inside of the metal casing as it is on the Wi-Fi model. The difference in materials looks like a sensible reason for the “muffled” and “echo-prone” sound, and the effect is described as most noticeable when the iPad 2 is facing the user.
No comment on the issue has been given by Apple, but it seems like not that many users have brought it up yet. Nevertheless, with so many people expecting their iPad 2s to be delivered to them within the following weeks, Apple might have to act and tweak the tablet's design in the middle of its production.
source: iLounge via TUAW
1. Skd62 (unregistered)
Mike or Mic? Lol
3. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
Lol. No they actually put little guys in there named Mike. They listen to the user and then repeat it back to the cpu. Apparently, some of these new Mikes are hard of hearing.
2. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
Another apple flop. It's like any little thing is enough to throw them into total incompetence. They can't place a mic, they can't make an antenna. Pathetic.
4. bucky (Posts: 1988; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
i wonder if anything is ever gonna catch up to this thing.
5. Mikey mic (unregistered)
no no no...its the first ever "mike."
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