iPhone 4s rattle?

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  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Anyone notice this on their iPhone 4s? When tapped slightly, there's a rattling type noise. It's near the top.

    Could it be the vibrating motor or something?

    Funny thing is if it's upside down and I tap, it doesn't rattle. :confused:
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    OK thanks! Funny how it does this only when facing up lol. Won't rattle when turned upside down.
     
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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  5. salomoltres macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue. It drives me carazay! Finally took it to the Apple store this morning. The Genius determined it was a cable internally hitting some other part. He promptly replaced it. I exited the store, found the replacement was doing the same thing! I returned and spoke w/ the manager. His personal 4s was also rattling when tapped (he hadn't noticed before). No one else seems to know about this issue at the store.

    BTW, my rattles when tapped upside down.
     
  6. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine does the same thing. Most likely due to cables hitting some parts. Not a big deal.
     
  7. Zcott macrumors 68020

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  8. Pedro Julio macrumors member

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    Even the 4 does it a little bit. I hear it if I place the phone, apple-down, on a desk or table. Especially if I don't have the case on. It's just a very tiny sound, but definitely audible.
     

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