iPhone 4 creaking seam

sslanchi

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Nov 21, 2008
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So all of a sudden, any time I touch the bottom right side of my phone I can hear and feel some creaking.

Feels like the very beginning of something separating. Can't tell if it's the front or back panel.

Anyone else had a similar issue?
 

calvy

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Sep 17, 2007
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my first iphone had a similar problem. it made a slight clicking noise when i put my finger on the back part. I took it in and the genius popped the back off and taped something down...it helped for a little while then came back. I shattered the phone not long after and had it replaced, the new one doesn't do it.
 

jrcta1

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Aug 5, 2010
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So I have had the same thing. Will they swap out the phone? Or was it just because you also broke it that they replaced your phone (if I read that correctly)...
 

sslanchi

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I didnt break it, or even drop it. It does it on its own. I believe its from overheating.

Took it back and got a new one with no problems at all.

Today, replacement iPhone begins creaking., Much worse than original.
 

Irish Rose

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sslanchi said:
I didnt break it, or even drop it. It does it on its own. I believe its from overheating.

Took it back and got a new one with no problems at all.

Today, replacement iPhone begins creaking., Much worse than original.
Take it back until you get one that doesn't do that.
 

jbyun04

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Aug 31, 2008
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if you're talking about the clicking noise that comes when you put pressure on the back plate near the micro-sim slot i have that problem as well

i got to the apple store and the genius said he'd seen lots of them and it's not much to worry about, definitely doesn't warrant giving me a new phone he said.

kinda choked but i noticed after i put on my bumper it went away.. but when i take it off it comes back

i know it's hard but just stop pressuring the back panel and you'll forget about it, or if you're lucky enough get the genius to give you a new one ;)
 

vincenz

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Oct 20, 2008
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I don't think it should be creaking at all, but it should be a huge problem. My old 3GS creaked a bit when I squeezed it and nothing ever happened to it. Then again, I never dropped it. Hard to say. If you can convince a genius to replace it because you're afraid of the structural integrity if it's dropped, then all the better. Otherwise wouldn't worry too much about it.
 
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