4S Backing different?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DragonUKHK, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. DragonUKHK macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    After feeling my 4 and 4s it seems like when I tap the back of the 4s I get a hollow like sound then the 4 has a more solid sound. Is this down to the innards being changed around or materials being differnt? Or just my phone with this hehe?
     
  2. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Dont think anyone really cares about this as it does not represent a problem.
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    There was another thread discussing "Springiness", theory was that the new linear vibrate motor changes the way the phone resonates. Maybe that's what you're hearing?
     
  4. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    You can believe that if they'd changed the back material to something less shatter prone, they would have made a big deal about it at the keynote.
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I think some of us have WAY too much time on on hands
     
  6. DragonUKHK thread starter macrumors member

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    If you don't like what I said there is no need for you just to flame me, it was an just something I found.

    The area was just the left hand side on the back half way down. Just sounds more plasticy than glass.
     
  7. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Hi there, Ive noticed the exact same thing. iPhone 4 has a hard glass knock when you tap it, the 4S feels, like you said, kinda like plastic.

    Im not complaining its just...................different.
     
  8. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Have you picked it up shook it to see if you hear a rattle?:eek:
     
  9. DragonUKHK thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for telling me, so it's probably like it for all new iPhones 4s maybe something differnt inside being placed differently.

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    I dont hear a rattle no
     
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That would mean admitting the first model (still being sold) is prone to shattering. Unlikely.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    But given the volume of threads here about the back glass of the iPhone, I'd say it is more prone to cracking/shattering. I'm not saying that the 4S has a different material on back but there's plenty of posts about the back cracking.
     
  12. DragonUKHK thread starter macrumors member

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    It could well be a slightly different material. However i can only notice it really on the back above where the sim card slot is. If I tap there it seems like its not in place properly as when I place my thumb on the edge then tap there is no strange noise.
     

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