iPhone 4S cracking/flexing sound under light pressure?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by puma1552, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    All of a sudden today, I noticed that just gently squeezing the front and back sides of the phone together creates a little popping/cracking sound, like you would get when something flexes back and forth. Phone works fine, and it takes very little pressure to replicate the sound, and it happens across pretty much a large middle portion of the phone (just not near the edges).

    Anyone else experience this? I don't plan on replacing the phone, but I would hate to pull it out of my pocket one day and find that for some freak reason the front or back was all cracked.
  2. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    Avoid squeezing the phone? No really!!!
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    Well considering just picking up the phone is enough to do it...:rolleyes:
  4. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    Well then obviously something is going on and if your not willing to exchange it you'll have to live with it. I'm thinking this just really bad OCD?
  5. rocknblogger macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Or maybe something cracked somewhere. I'd take it to Apple immediately!!!
  6. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    This. The longer you hang onto it the more the chance you will some way physically damage it or the Genius will think it's damaged from misuse.
  7. Rami98 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2011
    Detroit, MI
    Mine does that too. Mine has multiple problems (camera cushion square thing coming loose, back creaking/cracking, and this area on the screen that is slightly brighter than the rest.). It happens with very light touches but after a while, it only happens rarely. But since I am going to get my camera fixed tomorrow, i might as we'll ask the Geniuses about it. I would also suggest you to go to apple because they will either tighten the back, switch the back, or completely replace the phone.
  8. k3roro macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2010
    Hmm, it should really feel like one sturdy piece. My creaked for a little bit and then it stopped, if this is any consolation.
  9. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    I hear a slight creak near the back top right corner, where the camera is.

    Don't like it, but, gonna live with it.

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