iPhone 7 rattle

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  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    if I turn my iPhone upside down in my hand tap and on the rear of the phone just below the flash, and above the Apple logo I can hear something loose in my phone.

    Is this normal? Should I make a genius appointment?

    Edit: random thought, could it be the optical image stabilisation?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    Yes, no, yes.
     
  3. macTW Suspended

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    Mine does this too. I've worried it might be the flash and the rattle shows something is loose, which would create an area of entry for water. But I've grown to ignore it, with a case on.
     
  4. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    That's the optical image stabilization and common in phones that have that feature.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    If anything it is probably the optical and lens assembly OIS, but mine doesn't rattle so maybe your best bet is a genius appointment.
     
  6. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Actually any portable camera device with autofocus will have a slight rattle when tapped. You can hear it on iPads too for example, especially if you tap it right over the camera itself.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It's probably fine..my 7 plus is a month old so it's all tight.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Both the iPhone 7/7+ have optical image stabilization. It's not uncommon to hear a slight faint rattle. If it's anything louder than a slight rattle, then I would make a genius appointment.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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