Apple’s New Patent Hints At Loud And Quality Speakers In Future iPhones
According to previous reports and rumors, Apple is looking forward to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack from future iPhones. Considering these rumors to be true, it would make perfect sense for the company to equip future iPhones with better audio speaker. On that note, Apple has been granted a new patent that describes a way that future iPhones would have high quality speakers in terms of audio and loudness.
Future iPhones To Act As Chambers For Speakers?
Since we have a limited amount of space inside our smartphones, the current speakers used are of poor quality. However, Apple's patent has a solution for this. The company states a workaround that propose the internal housing of the iPhone as a chamber for better sound quality. Getting into a little technicality, read the description below for more details:
A portable electronic device that provides compact configurations for audio elements are disclosed. The audio elements can be drivers (e.g., speakers) or receivers (e.g., microphones). In one embodiment, an audio element can be mounted on or coupled to an intermediate structure (e.g., a flexible electrical substrate) having an opening therein to allow audio sound to pass there through. In another embodiment, an audio chamber can be formed to assist in directing audio sound between an opening an outer housing and a flexible electronic substrate to which the audio element is mounted or coupled thereto. In still another embodiment, a barrier, such as a mesh barrier, can be provided in an opening of an outer housing so that undesired foreign substances can be blocked from further entry into the opening in the outer housing.
Even though the language adopted by the company's proposal is a little tricky, it seems that Apple will use the internals of the smartphone to act as part of the speakers. Ultimately, this will allow the device to push out more air which will result in an increased volume. Along with this, the potential audio quality will be improved as well. The company might have to redesign some internals to act as part of the speaker.
This will be a viable choice for Apple if it considers ditching the audio jack for wireless headphones. What do you think about this patent? Since Apple files a lot of patents and some of them may not be implemented at once, what do you guys think about its implementation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.