I have notices that sound only comes out of one speaker on the bottom of my phone. Is it playing in mono or is the other "speaker" actually a microphone?

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The iPhone 4 only has one speaker. The matching screen on the other side of the phone is for the microphone.

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  • 2
    This is also the case for the iPhone 2G, 3G and 3Gs. Nov 12, 2010 at 4:11
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    iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS are almost the same: on those, the speaker is left and the mic is right. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:44
  • I've had an iPhone 4 for over three years and somehow never noticed this until just a few days ago. I thought I had damaged it somehow – that's a relief!
    – daGUY
    Feb 18, 2014 at 19:47

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