I’ve held my tongue on this too long and now I see other people about to suffer my same fate and I can’t have that on my limited conscience.
My biggest complaint about iPhone volume is that there isn’t any. You can’t hear a damn thing. You can’t hear rings for incoming calls, you can’t hear system sounds for text messages, and you sure as hell can’t hear the speaker phone.
You can hear your iTunes on your iPhone because you listen to those through headphones just like a normal iPod. They got that right.
Every other sound on the iPhone is worthless. Unless you’re in a forest with new fallen snow all around you. And no wind either.
There is absolutely no technical reason why iPhone volume can’t be louder. It’s just something that Apple blew in development. You would think with all of the other complaints about smartphone volume with other smartphones, Apple would have put a little more effort into this part of the iPhone.
So, dear Apple, you took my advice on the leopard background, now give us poor souls a firmware update for volume. After all, some of us camped out days for this thing. The least you could do would be to let us hear it ring.