iPhone 5 Camera rattle?

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  1. DayOfChaos, Sep 28, 2012
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    DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys. Everytime I set my iPhone down, I hear the camera rattle. I can set it down slightly, and I hear it. Is this normal? Should I get a replacement?
     
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  3. CH34P3T macrumors regular

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    It's normal. It's been like that since the 3GS.
     
  4. DayOfChaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? Weird, my mom's iPhone 4S doesn't do it, so I was just wondering.

    Any reason for the rattle?
     
  5. jcoa332 macrumors newbie

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    I notice it on my iPhone 5 but I never noticed it on my 3GS or my wife's 4S.
     
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    are you sure the rattle isn't from the power button on top?
     
  7. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Been doing it since the 3GS. It's because the camera has moving parts (auto focus).
     
  8. DayOfChaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, it isn't my power button. It is very annoying. I set it down, and I hear it. Once I heard it, now I can't forget about it, ugh.

    And it can't be auto-focus. My S3 didn't do it, and it has autofocus.
     
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    Go back to your S3.
     
  10. DayOfChaos, Sep 28, 2012
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  11. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    My iPhone 5 did that too. I'd put it to my ear and it would make a rattle. My buddy just got his replaced tonight at the Apple store. Only one of their floor models did this. My friend's is completely silent.

    Go exchange it or live with it. Seems like very few of them are doing this.
     
  12. DayOfChaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will be giving Apple a call. Thanks!
     
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    Mine does that so I went to the apple store. Played around with all the display models and every single one of them rattles.

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    I bet his is faulty. :)
     
  14. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    There is rattling, which is normal if you tap on the camera. Then there is when you move your phone LIGHTLY and it seems like a piece is actually moving or loose in the camera lens. NOT NORMAL.

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    Nope. We both went over it inch by inch haha. Checked for:

    Loud camera rattling
    Light Leak
    Yellow Screen
    Scuff
    Loose Battery
    Loose Sleep Wake button
    Loose home button

    Everything is good. I was a little envious considering my phone isn't perfect. But I decided to go back to the 4S anyway. Don't like the form factor on the 5.
     
  15. DayOfChaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So he has no rattling at ALL? Even tapping it? If it doesn't, that means mine shouldn't be making a sound. Right?
     
  16. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    It should rattle, but only if you tape on it, or shake it excessively. If your barely moving the phone setting it down it shouldn't rattle.

    If you can put the phone by your ear and lightly move it up and down or left to right and hear a rattle, then thats bad and I would exchange it.

    In my case I am returning mine. Totally unacceptable since there are many that are completely silent.
     
  17. DayOfChaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    On the phone with Apple, they will replace it. Hope it is a good one! :p
     
  18. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I can shake my phone next to my ear up and down, left and right, side to side and won't hear anything. I gently tap the back glass, I can hear the rattle immediately.
     
  19. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah well I'd rather have this issue than my friend. He had horizontal lines in his status bar that wouldn't go away.
     
  20. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Every single phone that has an autofocus camera will have a little rattling sound. I've had 5 different smartphones this year to confirm that. iPhone 4S, HTC Vivid, HTC One X, Galaxy S3, iPhone 5. They all do it.
     
  21. DayOfChaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait, didn't you just say it was perfect? lol
     
  22. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    That was his defective unit. His replacement model they gave him is perfect.

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    You are RIGHT, but to an extent. Try picking up my iP5 and gently moving it, like raising it to your ear and you'll hear an obnoxious rattle in the lens. More like a loose piece moving around.

    NOT NORMAL.
     
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    No rattle in my iPhone 4..never heard in any previous ones either. Hearing is all good.
     
  24. DayOfChaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine does exactly what you are talking about. Hope the one I get it good. :/
     
  25. monkor macrumors regular

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    I have read threads about this, and it's one issue that really confuses me. My 4S has never rattled and it has autofocus. But with others, it does. I'm.also very familiar with the MyTouch 4G Slide, and it doesn't do that. Same with the Sensation and the IPhone 4. Yet plenty of people can attest to the fact that it does on their phones.

    How is it that there's so much variation in this? It makes a noise when it auto focuses, but not any other time. For me at least. Though I seem to be in the minority in this case.

    I'm no hater, I'm legitimately curious.
     

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