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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:01 AM   #51
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slight rattle at top of iPhone 5 ?

ive heard a few have this, any idea what it could be ?

im in uk and to replace it would take a while, dosent seem a major issue (for now)

would they fix it if I booked and appoinment and took it to my nearest apple store, or is it common ?

went on the apple forums, people have said it could be the lens, proximity sensor etc ....
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:02 AM   #52
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Got the same issue, as well as scuffs/marks out of the box. Speaking to Apple today to hopefully get a replacement.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:02 AM   #53
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Its the camera. totally normal. 4/4s/5 did it. maybe 3gs even as well.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:08 AM   #54
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Its the camera. totally normal. 4/4s/5 did it. maybe 3gs even as well.
thats what a few said, my 4 never had that problem

p.s as for the scuffs etc, ive looked at mine in a light and its seems ok.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:04 AM   #55
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I'm surprised more people don't say anything about this rattle. It's more prounounced on some versus others but it CAN be heard...
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:35 AM   #56
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I'm surprised more people don't say anything about this rattle. It's more prounounced on some versus others but it CAN be heard...
I have a 4s and it also has the same camera lense rattle so i guess its pretty normal
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:40 AM   #57
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I think the rattle is the small piece of plastic that sits above the internal on/off switch its not the camera. Try holding the button still and shaking the phone and the rattle should go away.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:43 AM   #58
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I think the rattle is the small piece of plastic that sits above the internal on/off switch its not the camera. Try holding the button still and shaking the phone and the rattle should go away.
I have tried this but it still rattles
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:47 AM   #59
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I have this problem, and its quite annoying whenever you put the phone down you can here it. Tries holding the button but that doesn't help. Got apple ringing me at 16.30 uk time.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:59 AM   #60
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Its the camera. totally normal. 4/4s/5 did it. maybe 3gs even as well.
To take this a step further, the auto-focus mechanism.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:04 AM   #61
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The rattle or noise you are hearing is the auto focus lens moving back/forth. This is normal and has been discussed / answered many times. I'm guessing other phones cameras do not have as much focus travel and therefore makes less noise. The iPhone camera is the best on the market and has a different design than all the others. The rattle is normal. Just ignore it.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:11 AM   #62
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iratlle too. black 32gb. sounds like a tiny pin rattling about inside. completely different to the battery rattles some have...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qctM18D4RI
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:25 AM   #63
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iratlle too. black 32gb. sounds like a tiny pin rattling about inside. completely different to the battery rattles some have...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qctM18D4RI
Yeah, that's totally different than the rattle I think we're discussing here. The one from the camera lens sounds like "tiny marbles" clanking together.

I exchanged a 4s for this issue and it was discussed here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1284552

I can't decide if I want to roll the dice and return the 5 for it or not

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Post #1 has a video of my first 4s with the camera rattle and post 47 has a video of the unboxing (and subsequent rattle-checking) of the new one they sent me.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:26 AM   #64
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so the 'pin' rattle is normal? don't really want to return unless it is truly defective. got a white screen i love and don't want to risk a yellow tint turning up
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:26 AM   #65
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Mine does it too and its probably the camera like other have said.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:27 AM   #66
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Both my 4S and 5 do this. It's the camera. Not gonna lose sleep
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:29 AM   #67
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I've not noticed any rattle in my iPhone 5, I shook it near my ear and did not hear anything.

When I tested it, I took the headphones out of my ear as well
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:29 AM   #68
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Mine is definitely the camera. Hold up phone to your ear with camera toward ear...shake and hear the autofocus mechanism rattle. Turn camera away from ear...shake and still hear rattle, but obviously from the other side of the phone.

Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:34 AM   #69
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To take this a step further, the auto-focus mechanism.
Yup it's this. turn on the camera and shake your phone, it should stop. My droid charge has the same thing, freaked me out for the longest time until I looked it up and learned it's a feature, not a bug
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:38 AM   #70
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ive heard a few have this, any idea what it could be ?

im in uk and to replace it would take a while, dosent seem a major issue (for now)

would they fix it if I booked and appoinment and took it to my nearest apple store, or is it common ?

went on the apple forums, people have said it could be the lens, proximity sensor etc ....
My rattle is coming from the lock button. if i put my finger over the lock button gently, and shake, the rattle stops.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:53 AM   #71
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Yup it's this. turn on the camera and shake your phone, it should stop
it doesn't
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:58 AM   #72
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One thing people need to GET is that all iPhone's are NOT made the exact same way. They don't tighten all the screws the exact same in all these phones. Some have loose power buttons some don't. Apple apparently caught on and stopped replacing them for this.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:25 AM   #73
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Yup it's this. turn on the camera and shake your phone, it should stop
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it doesn't
It may not stop just by turning the camera on. It has to be actively using the lens (i.e. actively focusing) for this to stop. You can do some tests by doing some repetitive tapping and hear it then tap the screen with your other hand and allow it to focus as you're tapping to duplicate. As it's focusing, you won't hear the rattle nearly as much if at all. That's how you know it's the lens.

If you're like me however, your sleep/wake may be adding to the sound and so you may not be able to silence it 100% during testing unless you were born with an extra finger that you can lightly touch the sleep/wake button with as to silence it.

At the end of the day, if it bugs you, try sending it back. You'll be in the same spot as me. It kinda bugs me since this thing is an $850 object and anytime I plunk down that kinda money, I want it to be 99.99% perfect.

At the same time, it IS a mass-produced device that is prone to other actual defects that may bug you (and me) more such as the black paint (anodization) chipping off or the screen being yellow -- which the iPhone 5 screens are yellower, light bleed, bad battery, etc...

I'm about 55/45 with keep/send back. I don't have OCD but I do have a heightened level of anxiety over normal people lol.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:37 AM   #74
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I have this really bad on mine, my Fiancee's also has it but its less pronounced. When I simply set the phone down there is a loud audible "tacky tack" sound. My fiancee doesnt have it just from setting it down, but if you tap the top of the phone you hear the same.

My question is - is this effecting the camera performance in anyway? I can deal with this rattle (it is annoying) as long as I know I am having no adverse effects from it.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:42 AM   #75
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I have this really bad on mine, my Fiancee's also has it but its less pronounced. When I simply set the phone down there is a loud audible "tacky tack" sound. My fiancee doesnt have it just from setting it down, but if you tap the top of the phone you hear the same.

My question is - is this effecting the camera performance in anyway? I can deal with this rattle (it is annoying) as long as I know I am having no adverse effects from it.
My personal opinion is no, it's not having an adverse effect. I think time is the only thing that will tell. The fact that every single 4s that I put my hands on (haven't had my hands on any 5s yet) has done it, tells me that if it were going to cause a long-term issue, we would have seen/heard of it by now. Even the 4 (with less internal lenses) did it to some degree, just not as bad.
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