iPhone: Possible Audio Bug related to iPhone Firmware 1.1.1

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I may have uncovered a possible bug coming from the latest iPhone Firmware release 1.1.1. There was an undocumented feature included in the release that supposedly allows you to play audio attachments that come in your email. When you receive an email with an MP3, WAV or AAC file attached, you can now click on the attachment to “play” it using the QuickTime player that comes with the iPhone. My work’s voicemail system sends me WAV attachments of any voicemails that are left on the system. So I tried to play the WAV file. Unfortunately, I could barely hear it so I can’t truly say that it works or not.

However, I did encounter a “side effect” of playing the audio file. After trying to play, all of the other sounds after that coming from my phone (e.g., unlocking, SMS notifications, etc.) seem to be dull and muted in their playback. The only way that I found to restore the crisp, louder sounds was to do a Soft Reset (hold down the Home button and the Power button until it reboots).

I am currently asking other 1.1.1 users to see if they can confirm this issue. If you have the same symptoms of what I described above, please leave me a comment.

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HTD says: Looking to the iPhone End User community running on firmware 1.1.1 to complete Apple’s Quality Assurance job, or lack thereof!

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6 Responses

  1. Related to the new bluetooth audio routing bug, perhaps — is the speaker quiet because the audio is going unexpectedly to your bluetooth headset?

  2. Related to the new bluetooth audio routing bug, perhaps — is the speaker quiet because the audio is going unexpectedly to your bluetooth headset?

  3. Hi Jon,
    That is an interesting thought. However, I don’t have BT on, nor do I have any device paired with it. And, the speaker isn’t truly “quiet” because I can hear audio (e.g., the system sounds) but they are dull and muted, but very audible.
    -HTD

  4. Hi Jon,
    That is an interesting thought. However, I don’t have BT on, nor do I have any device paired with it. And, the speaker isn’t truly “quiet” because I can hear audio (e.g., the system sounds) but they are dull and muted, but very audible.
    -HTD

  5. Michael, I have also experienced this problem. It is definatly what you think it is. We might just have to wait for 1.1.2

  6. Michael, I have also experienced this problem. It is definatly what you think it is. We might just have to wait for 1.1.2

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