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Apple patent adjusts iPhone audio based on proximity

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
News Categories: Apple, iPhone

A new Apple patent describes a system that can adjust an iPhone’s receiver volume based on the proximity of the device to a user’s ear. The phone would be able to sense if a user has moved the telephone further away from his or her ear, and raise the receiver volume in response. Additionally, the speakerphone volume could also be adjusted based on the user’s distance from the telephone, while another concept would allow the phone to automatically switch from using the receiver to using the speaker as the phone gets further from a user.

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Users could conceivably store proximity audio settings within user profiles. Proximity changes could trigger a recall of these various user profiles — each profile could have its own default volume. Other acoustic properties, such as frequency response, could also be adjusted based on proximity. [via Apple Insider]

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Comments

1

Why does apple keep trying to patent “potential” technology? So they can sue anyone that its successful with it and get their share?

Posted by Ivan on May 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM (PDT)

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This is useless, I can barely hear the sound on an iPhone compared to my Sanyo. The volume doesn’t need to get softer, it needs to be louder!

Posted by J Q Public on May 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM (PDT)

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