an apple employee said "they didnt know the answer to that one"

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  1. zildMacjian macrumors member

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    so took me phone to get checked at the genius bar with the "little rattle"

    he said yeah "its the camera lens,and shouldnt be a problem"

    i went to check display models and yeah some did / some didnt (tho tbh it was very noisy in there so couldnt hear much anyway)

    so i asked an employee after that "why do some have it and some dont"

    and he told me theres no official word from apple on it ...

    any one know why some rattle and some dont ?
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I'm going to quote you, "tho tbh it was very noisy in there so couldnt hear much anyway".
     
  3. albert1028 macrumors 6502

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    It is possible that the rattle, like previous iPhone's could be the actual sleep button or volume buttons or silent switch.

     
  4. famous600 macrumors 6502a

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    Join date sept 2012......do people only sign up to ask these questions?
     
  5. zildMacjian thread starter macrumors member

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    he said it was the lens and its common.

    but couldnt give an answer as to why some had it some didnt ...
     
  6. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Well, why not? This is the right place, yes?
     
  7. zildMacjian thread starter macrumors member

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    isnt that the whole point of a forum :rolleyes:
     
  8. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    the annual google/samsung shills to tell us how crappy the iphone is
     
  9. zildMacjian thread starter macrumors member

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    no that was because i was testing other iphones for it ...

    i just wanted to know why some have it some dont as it seems common.

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    ive just come from an iphone 4

    so irrelavent
     
  10. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    lots of people play with the phones in the store
    parts get loose
    rattles
     
  11. zildMacjian thread starter macrumors member

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    good call, but more to my point

    I was told its common, so regardless of wether its a defect or not, why dont they all not rattle ? or all rattle ?
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Its the lens and they all do it.
     
  13. zildMacjian thread starter macrumors member

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    not all do when the phone is shook (lightly i may add)

    but when tapping under the camera yeah they do.
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Don't know what to tell you; every iPhone I have held since my 3GS did it. Now its possible that since its a freely moving part, it might sit in a way that doesn't make noise when you shake it in a particular direction while tapping it shakes it free from however it was sitting.
     
  15. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    I know we all love our gadgets, but I hope that the day will never come when I find myself walking around a busy Apple store shaking iPhone's whilst muttering "this one rattles a little but this one doesnt WHATS GOING ON?!?!" :D
     
  16. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure why it differs but I can share one thing. Not long ago I shattered the back of my 4S and bought a replacement OEM off of ebay. After replacing the back, I noticed it became one of the rattling models! It never was before I swapped or before the back shattered. I even swapped back to the old shattered back to listen and low and behold, it didn't rattle with the old back. But it does with the new. I'm guessing its got something to do with how well packed it is in there.
     
  17. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    All of the iPhone's I have owned have had that rattle (or at least most of them has). None of them have had any functionality issues though.
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Many people sign up just to post their first request for help, or their first comment on a topic that is important to them.

    Heck, I've been online for over three decades, have been a moderator, but of course also have been a new member of a forum so many times.

    So yes, we all did that at one time.

    Not every newbie is a plant, a troll, an astroturfer, or whatever the paranoid fantasy of the day is :rolleyes:

    The polite thing to do is watch what for a pattern before calling for a village witch hunt.
     
  19. bitslap47 macrumors 6502a

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    Why else would they sign up otherwise? This place is a viper pit of "I'm better than you and you are a liar if it never happened to me or you just signed up" people.
     
  20. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Who shakes their phone like that, are you Chris Brown?
     
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    Join date april 2010... do people join to troll without making sense for 2 and half years?
     
  23. famous600, Oct 1, 2012
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    famous600 macrumors 6502a

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    No just working overseas with more important things to do then play on the Internet but times have changed :)

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