Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Here’s Why There’s A Tiny Hole Next To Your iPhone Camera.

Buying an iPhone means you are treating yourself to a piece of technology where every single feature has been meticulously thought-out. Nothing in the handy smartphone is by chance. And just when you think you have figured out every nook and cranny in the phone, there is a small component most of us have not noticed.

When the iPhone 5 was introduced, a small but important element came with the newest release. It may seem irrelevant at first glance but a small hole at the top of the case on the back of the phone plays an important role.

Most users assume the tiny circle is a reset button. However, there is nothing to push and even if you touch it, nothing happens. If you love the sound quality you get from your cool phone, you can thank that tiny little addition because it's a microphone. But this mic is not there accidentally, it has a very specific function.

When the iPhone 5 was released, it came with a new tiny detail.

The hole is right in the middle, between the lens and the flash.

When the iPhone 5 was released, it came with a new tiny detail.

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This is one of three microphones in the mobile.

Having more than one microphone allows for multi-directional audio coming from different directions.

This is one of three microphones in the mobile.

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By having three microphones, users get more coverage.

Regardless of the position users are in audio will be picked up.

By having three microphones, users get more coverage.

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An internal processor dissects the audio data.

What this means for the user is clear and crisp sounds

An internal processor dissects the audio data.

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Unnecessary background noise gets eliminated.

The microphone in the back helps Siri understand accents, improve FaceTime, and conference calls.

Unnecessary background noise gets eliminated.

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