Anyone notice how much stronger the vibration is?!?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BFW122083, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2009
    Is it just me? I feel like the i5 vibrates a lot louder and stronger. Anyone else?
  2. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
  3. Czicks macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
    Apple changed the style of motor. Instead of a linear-oscillating mechanism it's a more traditional rotating counter-weight.
  4. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Are you coming from the 4S?

    They switched the motor type back from the linear oscillator in the 4S.

    The 4S had a "smoother" vibration, but as a result I often missed texts and calls, so I'm fine with the return to the old version.

    The main annoyance is on a desk, the 4S sounds alright but the 5 is a bit annoying.

    Edit: had the types backwards.
  5. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2009
    Yeah im coming from a 4s. I like it, kinda surprised me at first.
  6. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The speaker is way louder too, just got an email - BIG NOISE!

    Good thing for Do Not Disturb.
  7. needsmoar macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2010
  8. petethepanda macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    So the 4S had a different motor but the 5 is back the way the 4 was? I've always thought my 4's vibration is far too weak compared to every other cell phone I've had, I miss calls/texts all the time while walking since I just don't feel it. Has me keeping my phone on ringer far more often than I normally would.
  9. nevesis macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    I downloaded one of those vibrator app's for my iPhone 4 a couple years ago and put it on my girlfriends hoo ha. It wasn't strong enough...

    Will be trying again with the iPhone 5 now...:D
  10. ace198 macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    That's the thing I hated about using the 4 and 4S. You put the phone on vibrate and in your pocket. The next time you go for it, it has three miss calls. The older phones I had, I thought I was getting a heart attack in my leg area when I got calls. :rolleyes:
  11. mkaen macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2011
    They changed it *back* to how it was in the 4. Same style of motor. And it's likely that because the phone is lighter (less inertia) the vibration is felt more strongly.
  12. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Then the vibration motor in the iPhone 5 will be a welcome change as its vibration motor is much louder and more intense than the vibration motor on the iPhone 4 and 4S.

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