If ever there was a company intent on moving the bar, it’s Apple. Sound systems are tried and true and not subject to much generational change, right? Patently Apple on a new Apple patent:
Apple notes that their invention may be advantageous for acoustic transducers that are used in “thin” devices where the height of the acoustic transducer must be small to fit within the device… It would be desirable to provide an audio speaker that can displace a larger volume of air from a more compact structure suitable for use in portable devices.
In other words, more sound from a smaller device.