Hello, I have 2 machines with iOS8: one is an iPhone 4s the other is a 3rd generation iPad.
Many, many bugs have been documented by all of us, and I am afraid to have found another one but, before listing it in the bugs dedicated topic I'd need a further test by other users.
This annoying bug affects iPhones and seems not to be present on iPad, and it appears when iPhone is connected to airplay devices wirelessly. Airplay, not bluetooth.
So, for example if you have an AQ airplay speaker, an apple tv or an airport express you may be affected by this annoyance.
Here is the step-by-step procedure:
pre-requirements: a wi-fi nettwork with airplay devices enabled.
1. open control center on iPhone
2. select Airplay button, and then choose the appropriate airplay device - apple tv, speakers, or so.
3. in some cases, you can have this annoying effect: iPhone sounds start to be fast. VoiceOver voice and effects are almost unhearable, it seems like you have a tape or a record turning very fast, like fast forwarding let's say.
If it happens, you must make an effort to deselect airplay device and come back to "iPhone audio" setting and press the Done button. A sighted help may be needed, I managed with it without sighted help as I am used to audio-editing and fast voice effects so with efforts i have been able to figure it out.
if this audio accident doesn't happen, you are ready to go to the next step.
Step 4. if airplay regularly selects without accidents, turn on some music and try to use voiceover to explore the screen. It should regularly talk from iPhone speakers while music goes to airplay speaker.
5. try to use siri. If bug occurs, you will not be able to talk to voice assistant. Home button produces the effect of turning siri on and off without any further possibility. Siri is on, the screen with Listen button and instruction is visible, but you cannot interact with it using your voice.
Same thing happens with whatsapp's voice messages, or with other apps requiring to use microphone and voice, and to be listened through iPhone's ear speaker.
you can listen but you cannot send any audio through your mic
it's really really terrible
I already submitted a report to apple but, I'd like to check with you all, if it's just my unluck to have an old device or if happens to you with newer ones too.
thanks for all
PS if i was not clear, please say it, so next days I may attempt to produce an audio recording for you to understand it better