Does anyone have an iPhone 5s that doesn't rattle?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cstm, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. cstm macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    Got my iphone 5s and the power button is loose.

    The rattling is indeed pretty intrusive if you record video.

    Here's what I'm talking about.

    Does anyone have a iphone 5s that doesn't rattle? Should I order a new one in a few weeks or just wait for iphone 6?
  2. dave420, Nov 12, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2014

    dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    My 5s does not rattle.

    Edit: This post has been on the front page off and on since November. My iPhone 5s does rattle in similar circumstances to the post above. For me the post above wasn't descriptive as to what was happening without watching the video.
  3. mirz2000 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2013
    Hm, I haven't noticed mine rattle, but my case covers the buttons, so it may be suppressing any rattle. Are you using a case on your phone?
  4. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2006
    Fort Myers, FL
    Mine does it too if it is shaken, and when recording a video you can hear it. But my iPhone 5 does the same thing. I'm going to just keep the one I have and swap it for the issue at the Genius Bar a few months from now when the replacement stock has possibly fixed the issue.
  5. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    My 5S does not rattle at all and that's without a case.
  6. gCloud macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
  7. duaneu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    Bellevue, WA
  8. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Everything made after the iPhone 3GS has a rattle sound.

    iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, etc...
  9. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    Wrong wrong wrong.
  10. jaminphx macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2006
  11. Anya B macrumors 6502

    Anya B

    Jul 20, 2013
    No rattle here. It's usually in Apple case but I specifically took the case off to test for rattle. Pleased to say, no rattle for me.
  12. tkao2025 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    New York
    Mine rattles. I went to the Apple store today and checked all the phones. Most rattled and some had very faint rattles. I think I'll just keep it since it doesn't bother me and I have Apple Care+. As long as video recording is not affected I'm not going to care too much.
  13. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Mine doesn't, launch day space grey 32gb from the UK.
  14. rich32gb5s macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2013
    My 4s doesn't now but im sure it used to. Certainly the mute button had a rattle to begin with I think. Once the rubber case is on , all buttons are held in tight.
  15. Prophet2271 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2011
    iPhone 5 Rattle

    My iphone 5 does rattle in and out of a case. Its the two volume buttons. You kinda have to shake it pretty hard though.

    However to get it to come accross in a video recording you have to shake it really really hard and vigrously. Doing that you can even watch the video. Its like camera shake used in movies on Acid! lol :D

    I have used it in my car mount with video recoding and I get no rattle.

    Btw have you tried it out of the car mount? just in case its the mount making the rattle?
  16. AppleB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
  17. darkfiber macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Columbus, OH USA
    If I hold my iPhone 5s close to my ear and shake it back and forth I can hear a little rattle.
  18. cstm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    since so many people seem to have a 5S that doesn't rattle, I think I'm gonna return mine and try my luck with a new one in a few weeks.
  19. jefferent macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Mine rattles

    Iphone 5s 64Gb

    Launch day phone

  20. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    My 5 and 5S both rattled due to loose power buttons, although not as loud like the one in the vid.
  21. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012
    Like every iphone 5s rattles, it's no big deal. I've had 3 and all of them rattled.
  22. Cell-666 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    I believe all the previous iphones from the 4 onwards have a slight rattle due to the lens on the camera. It is very quiet and is more noticeable if you tap it lightly.

    It's nothing to worry about btw.
  23. joeluken, Nov 13, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013

    joeluken macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2013
    My first two 5S units had the annoying power button rattle. Even rattled when the Apple leather case is on.

    This is not the same as tapping the phone and hearing an internal mechanism i.e. camera or vibrate motor. It's a loose power button as if the spring below it is missing or too weak to push the button against the top of the case with enough pressure.

    Returned the first two units for refund and now awaiting a third unit. My earlier iphones such as the one I'm currently using don't rattle so it does seem to be a bit of a 5s manufacturing/QA lottery and down to want people find acceptable on a premium product.

    Spoke with an Apple Support supervisor and the advice was just keep returning the unit for a refund and reorder until I'm satisfied with the build quality. He also requested that I report the issue here -
  24. gCloud macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
    Not every 5s, i had one with a firm power button that did NOT rattle.

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