Know Why: Your iPhone Has A Black Dot Between Rear Camera And Flash

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The black dot at the back of your iPhone, between the rear camera and flash, is a tertiary microphone.

So, an iPhone in general has three microphones: one is near the speakers on the bottom, second is located near the earpiece and the third is at the back, near the camera.

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A piece of brilliant engineering, that black microphone is a powerful noise cancellation object. When you're making an HD video or FaceTiming, Skyping and most importantly when you're answering an important call and are surrounded by a chaotic background, this microphone digitally eliminates the ambient background noise and enables the caller listen to your voice clearly and without any interruptions.

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Technically, it's not a microphone because it DOESN'T listen to your voice and so it's called a noise cancelling microphone.

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