My brand new Jet Black iPhone 7 rattles when I shake it

matt2053

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So I just got a brand new Jet Black iPhone 7 and if I tap it near the earpiece or shake the phone in my hand it makes a rattling sound.

I don't recall ever experiencing this with previous iPhone but I thought I'd check here first and make sure I'm not crazy.

So does your iPhone 7 rattle when you shake it, or when you tap near the earpiece speaker? What could it be? Should I take it to the Apple Store or is this normal? Do you think they'll replace it?
 

andreyush

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Oct 24, 2015
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It's the camera that rattles. My SE does the same. I went in a iStyle store and I shaked every iPhone xD. All rattle because of the lens of the camera. It's something related to the auto-focus. Some phone rattle quieter some phones rattle louder. It's frustrating me too when I put my SE down on the table and it sounds like a toy with something broken inside.

Stay calm it's normal :p but annoying...and kinda stupid...they could have done something better than that.
 

Thor_1

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It is so you can take amazing photos and video while running. It is the new image stabilization.
 

eyoungren

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So I just got a brand new Jet Black iPhone 7 and if I tap it near the earpiece or shake the phone in my hand it makes a rattling sound.

I don't recall ever experiencing this with previous iPhone but I thought I'd check here first and make sure I'm not crazy.

So does your iPhone 7 rattle when you shake it, or when you tap near the earpiece speaker? What could it be? Should I take it to the Apple Store or is this normal? Do you think they'll replace it?
My head rattles when I shake it.

My wife says it's all the rocks in there. :D
 

tcannizz

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Sep 20, 2016
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My 7 plus doesn't make a rattling noise at all when I shake it. My SE I had did however..
 

Alexrat1996

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Mar 29, 2015
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So I just got a brand new Jet Black iPhone 7 and if I tap it near the earpiece or shake the phone in my hand it makes a rattling sound.

I don't recall ever experiencing this with previous iPhone but I thought I'd check here first and make sure I'm not crazy.

So does your iPhone 7 rattle when you shake it, or when you tap near the earpiece speaker? What could it be? Should I take it to the Apple Store or is this normal? Do you think they'll replace it?
Does your manbook pro rattle
[doublepost=1476421571][/doublepost]Does it rattle like this
this is my MacBook Pro
 

Alexrat1996

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Mar 29, 2015
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So I just got a brand new Jet Black iPhone 7 and if I tap it near the earpiece or shake the phone in my hand it makes a rattling sound.

I don't recall ever experiencing this with previous iPhone but I thought I'd check here first and make sure I'm not crazy.

So does your iPhone 7 rattle when you shake it, or when you tap near the earpiece speaker? What could it be? Should I take it to the Apple Store or is this normal? Do you think they'll replace it?
This is normal
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Zero rattle Iphone 7. Zero rattle 5 Iphone 6s's. Zero rattle 1 Iphone 5s.
This is optical image stabilizer that's why it makes that noise
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OIS. Normal. The end.
Are you are
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My 7 plus doesn't make a rattling noise at all when I shake it. My SE I had did however..
The 7 plus won't do this since it has a bigger lens