Apple’s intentions were good when they released the Live Listen feature with iOS 12, but we’re so good at ruining a good thing. With Live Listen, you can essentially turn your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a microphone, and send the sound that gets picked up by your AirPods. "Live Listen can help you hear a conversation in a noisy area or even hear someone speaking across the room," the site states.
The feature was primarily intended to help the hearing impaired. But then, Reddit users discovered a new way to utilize Live Listen.
It's the latest in a string messy features provided by Apple, whether they knew it or not. There's obviously the "read receipts," and everything that comes with that. Remember when it was announced that the latest iPhones would offer customers the ability to use dual SIMs, which basically allowed people to live two separate lives without the stigma that came with carrying two phones everywhere you go. Let's not forget the screen recording feature, an easy way to display your receipts in real time. We can go on and on.
With the revelation of Live Listen's newfound value, people were more than ready to turn on the feature, throw caution to the wind, and embrace their innermost messiness.