iPhone 5S rattles while moving?

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  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Should an iPhone making some ticking noise when you move it from left to right?

    edit: It's the power button that makes the noise. If I keep the power button pressed, then the sound is gone when shaking the iPhone softly.
     
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    Yes it happens on many iPhone 5s, but it's not the button itself, but something inside, under the button I think.
    If you keep the power button pressed, you can't hear the noise.
     
  4. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that's exactly what I noticed. If I keep the button pressed, there is no noise.

    Is it worth contacting Apple and asking for a replacement unit?
     
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    The replacement unit will most likely have the same issue. I have a feeling Apple doesn't consider it a defect.
     
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    I will keep it, since I don't consider it a real defect.
    Maybe in 9-10 months I will request a refurbished unit with a new battery :D
     
  7. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is sad. I can hear Apple say, you're recording it wrong if you get rattle noises in your video (due to moving your iPhone).

    If you say the replacement unit will have the same problem most likely, maybe I'll just live with I guess since there are no other defects.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Unless your rattle is a LOT worse than mine, it shouldn't be a problem when recording. I mean, if the phone is moving around enough to produce the rattle, how are you going to hold the camera steady?
     
  9. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I record someone that is moving, i can get rattles due to sudden movements. But if I just try to keep things smooth, you won't hear anything.
     
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    If you are doing a smooth movement to record a video you shouldn't hear any rattles (on my you have to SHAKE IT to hear something). Otherwise your video will be a nightmare ...
     
  11. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you move your phone fast to the left, you don't hear a rattle? (this is not shaking yet)
     
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    No ... I have to shake it slightly to make it rattles.
     
  13. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Suppose that Apple will fix this issue in their manufacturing in 1-2 months. Can we ask for a replacement (out of our 14 day warranty) since it's a manufacturing defect?
     
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    I tried this with my friends 5s it only rattles when I shake it.

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    Lol I like the way you think. But don't rip off apple:)
     
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    I don't think they are considering that as a defect ... Mine was built in December, and it rattles if you shake it.
     

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