Iphone 7 Rattle :-S

jaymulli95

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SO i picked up my new iphone 7 last friday and i have no other issues than a loud rattle that seems to be from the camera, i know there is always a rattle around the camera but this seems a lot louder than it should and doesnt go when i open the camera app.
http://sendvid.com/1no1ai9a i uploaded a video here, just wanted to see what other people think
 

SumYoungGai

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SO i picked up my new iphone 7 last friday and i have no other issues than a loud rattle that seems to be from the camera, i know there is always a rattle around the camera but this seems a lot louder than it should and doesnt go when i open the camera app.
http://sendvid.com/1no1ai9a i uploaded a video here, just wanted to see what other people think
IIRC this has been happening since the iPhone 5/5s.
 
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airjay75

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I've noticed a small rattle that seems to be coming from my 7 camera as well. I remember noticing that on previous iPhones as well but the 6+ and 6s+ I owned these past two years did not seem to have any noticeable rattle. Did a few google searches and quite a few people saying this is perfectly normal. Something about the camera lens not being fully engaged when not in use. I'm not very concerned about it at the moment.
 

jaymulli95

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I've noticed a small rattle that seems to be coming from my 7 camera as well. I remember noticing that on previous iPhones as well but the 6+ and 6s+ I owned these past two years did not seem to have any noticeable rattle. Did a few google searches and quite a few people saying this is perfectly normal. Something about the camera lens not being fully engaged when not in use. I'm not very concerned about it at the moment.
Yeah i know it seems to be a common issue its just when i load the camera up it still makes that rattling noise which is what i find strange :-/
 

airjay75

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Yeah i know it seems to be a common issue its just when i load the camera up it still makes that rattling noise which is what i find strange :-/
I just tested mine and I'm also getting the rattle with the camera up. Tried locking auto focus and tapping near the camera too and am still getting the slight rattle. I'm guessing it's normal, but maybe we'll hear differently from a 7 user not experiencing this.
 

jaymulli95

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I just tested mine and I'm also getting the rattle with the camera up. Tried locking auto focus and tapping near the camera too and am still getting the slight rattle. I'm guessing it's normal, but maybe we'll hear differently from a 7 user not experiencing this.
it is probably normal, i just find it strange more people arent mentioning this when you car hear the rattle when tapping near the top of the screen just using the phone
 

bhodinut

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I know there is always a rattle around the camera but this seems a lot louder than it should
Well. It's a larger lens that they're using to stabilize with. It's going to weigh more so it's probably going to be louder as it clunks around.
 

Connolly20vt

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Yeah i know it seems to be a common issue its just when i load the camera up it still makes that rattling noise which is what i find strange :-/
If you really want to let the paranoia in.... turn it over and tap the back near the camera..... it sounds 10x worse....
 
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ZMacintosh

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nothing to worry about, they made the camera even bigger so your lens is obviously going to be larger and have some moving parts...non issue really.
 
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Well. It's a larger lens that they're using to stabilize with. It's going to weigh more so it's probably going to be louder as it clunks around.
But seriously, this.

The rattle noise is because when the camera is powered down, the lens is loose in its holder. it is only held in place when the coils that are used to focus and stabilize are energized. There's no need to hold it in place as it's designed to move and it's easier to just let it move freely.
 
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Connolly20vt

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It's 100% normal. When I discovered mine I went to the apple store and tested it next to every 7 on display. I got some weird looks from people... but it proved one thing - They all rattle!
 
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