One of the more common rumors revolves around the speakers for the upcoming devices. With the suggestion that Apple will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from the new phones, it’s also believed that Apple will introduce a secondary speaker at the bottom of the handset. However, if a new design drawing is to be believed, that secondary speaker grille might just be for show.
The drawing was first surfaced by NWE, and suggests that the secondary speaker holes are purely cosmetic, and won’t serve an auditory purpose at all. The accompanying text, along with the drawing, reads that the area where the 3.5mm headphone jack was replaced, now only sits a microphone and a microphone mesh. There is no mention that there’s a speaker setup behind the holes. That would mean that the majority of the holes would be simply there for looks, while the hole furthest to the right would offer a microphone.
This design drawing does go against plenty of previous rumors, but, it also doesn’t seem completely impossible that Apple would make a decision like this, either.