As with any September of every year, rumors about the latest iPhone model to be unveiled by Apple are always rampant days leading to its launch — we’re here to specifically talk about the rumored upgraded microphone privacy indicator feature as leaked by a forum in MacRumors.
The latest iPhone model currently in the market, the iPhone 13 Pro, is equipped with voice isolation and wide spectrum microphone modes for a crisp and clear video and audio calling experience. Whenever in use, like other recent iPhone models, the orange privacy indicator located on the right side of the notch will light up.
Apple plans on changing the placement of these indicator lights in the soon-to-be-released iPhone 14 Pro. As leaked by a source in the MacRumors forum, the new iPhone 14 Pro will now have its indicator lights moved inside the long pill-shaped cutout at the center similar to a MacBook’s.
The microphone privacy indicator light will also have a much brighter shade of orange, allowing users to see much clearer whenever it is in use. The new placement and brighter light can help a user easily see whenever the mic is in use.
Perhaps the more exciting rumored upgrade regarding the microphone privacy indicator feature is the new feature that will allow users to tap on the orange dot to find out the specific apps that are currently using the microphone hardware. This will allow users to turn off any unwanted running apps to save on precious battery life.
Whether the upgrade on these indicator lights will be seen across all new iPhone 14 models is something we have yet to wait and see upon Apple’s launch event. If anything, upgrades on the iPhone microphone itself are also something we can hopefully all look forward to as well.