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

zildMacjian

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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 ?
 

albert1028

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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.

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 ?
 
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famous600

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Join date sept 2012......do people only sign up to ask these questions?
 
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zildMacjian

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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.
he said it was the lens and its common.

but couldnt give an answer as to why some had it some didnt ...
 
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zildMacjian

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I'm going to quote you, "tho tbh it was very noisy in there so couldnt hear much anyway".
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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the annual google/samsung shills to tell us how crappy the iphone is
ive just come from an iphone 4

so irrelavent
 
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zildMacjian

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lots of people play with the phones in the store
parts get loose
rattles
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 ?
 
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darngooddesign

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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.
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.
 
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Sir Ruben

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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
 
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Zedsdead185

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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.
 
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Want300

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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.
 
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kdarling

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Join date sept 2012......do people only sign up to ask these questions?
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.

the annual google/samsung shills to tell us how crappy the iphone is
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.
 
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bitslap47

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Join date sept 2012......do people only sign up to ask these questions?
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.
 
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