My New iPhone feels... different?

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  1. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    I know it's all in my head, but I'm wondering if its happened to someone else.

    My old iPhone was broken, so i popped into my reseller, and got it replaced. This new one is a tiny bit different. Of course is the exact same model and such, but the following things feel different:

    1. It just feels softer.
    2. The vibrations aren't as vibratey.
    3. The sound on/off switch is clickier... This may be because my old one was just broken in.

    Anyone else have the same feelings?
     
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I had the same feelings too with my replacements.
     
  3. jalpert macrumors 6502

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    I think every phone that I've ever held is a little different. Sometimes the big button is hard, sometimes soft. Sometimes the silence switch is hard, sometimes it has play. Sometimes the screen is yellow, sometimes it is not. Sometimes the power button is clicky, sometimes it is spungy. Yet, somehow, Apple thinks these are all in spec :)
     
  4. donaldj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, it definitely vibrates at a lower frequency.
     
  5. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    I think it may be lighter or heavier depending on whether you put the same amount of songs as you did the old one. :D
     
  6. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Definitely because you haven't "broken it in" yet. Both my iPhone replacements felt the same way.
     
  7. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    There are almost always some subtle differences between iPhones. I want to steal my friend's iPhone 3G because the buttons require hardly any force to engage. Also it seems his vibrate is insanely strong. (Yeah, that's what she said.)
     
  8. donaldj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, good to know I'm not feeling weird things! (Thats... not? What she said? not sure about that one :p)
     
  9. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    Mine did, not it feels the same. Give it a few days
     
  10. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    It's in your head ( there will always be slight differences in any manufacturing process)
     
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    So if there's ALWAYS differences in manufacturing processes, wouldn't that mean it's NOT in his head?

    Logic.
     
  12. iNikon macrumors member

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    Interesting that getting the iPhone replaced is the norm. So much for Apple quality.:rolleyes:
     
  13. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    That's because people are a littlt bit more anal, when it comes to Apple products, and want them to be 110% perfect.
    I've had a dead pixel in one of my corners, since September, but it was never enough for me to seek a replacement.
     
  14. donaldj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    See, my WiFi chip was broken. AND There was SO much dust behind the screen, so I felt justified in getting a new iPhone.
     
  15. Benguitar Guest

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    Yup, I experienced changes like those when I switched from my 1st generation iPhone to the 3G.

    I felt that the motion sensor was more "sensitive", the vibrations were stronger, and the speaker was able to reach louder volumes without distorting.
     
  16. andyhargreaves macrumors regular

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    Also, I have never had a phone on any contract (Nokia, Motorola, HTC etc) which has not been replaced at least once during the 12/18 month period. So far my 3G iPhone is the longest lasting - got it on launch day, still going strong.

    Hopefully didn't speak too soon!
     
  17. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Yea, I was just thinking that! :D
     
  18. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Apple's quality is way better than other companies' though, IMO. Its just that because many of us members on here are enthusiasts we expect a perfect product.
     
  19. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    yes but those small differences are really minimal
    the exaggerated differences he is noticing are in his head

    Don't forget also that he is comparing his old USED phone to a NEW phone ( there is bound to be differences right there)

    I don't know how best to explain this

    Let's put it this way

    Say the motor in his vibrator use to vibrate for 2 seconds at 900 rpm

    Now the new motor vibrates at 2 seconds but now only at 898 rpm

    Now normally if a new user picked up the 1st phone and then the new one they wouldn't notice a difference

    but because the OP has had his old iPhone for several months, he is noticing, HELL his brain is actively looking for the smallest differences from his previous phone

    If he is able to pick up somehow that the new motor now spins a lot slower, his brain is going to interpret this as " well my old phone use to vibrate a lot louder"

    Does this make sense ?

    Basically whenever there is change ( especially from a long lasting constant) our bodies don't just accept change, they actually start looking for changes and exaggerating them.

    Just give it a few days and everything should work out



    err i mean rabble rabble rabble
     
  20. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

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    You had me going right there............
     
  21. jeremykyle macrumors regular

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    Mine was the same way at first. Felt snappier, a bit different. But that was just because it was new. It will feel like just the same after a while. However, my silent switch on my new one is still "stiffer" than it was on my old one. That's the only change that I notice anymore though. I'm sure it will disappear with use as well.
     
  22. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    oops i meant 898 rpm
     
  23. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    I know what you mean i went to the apple store yesterday and got the screen of my iphone replaced because there was dust under the screen (i never knew they could do that on the spot)
    The new screen that they put in my iphone looks different. I don't really know how to describe it.
     
  24. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    I just got my phone replaced last week and my new phone feels different, and for the better.

    My home button is clicky and very responsive, not mushy and hard to press like my last one. Also the phone is a bit smaller, which is not something I felt. But when I put my new phone in my Incase Slider, it fits a lot looser than my previous phone.

    There are differences in this device from one unit to another, or depending on when and where they were made. They aren't huge differences, but subtle and not in your head.
     
  25. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah my replacement definitely vibrates at a lower frequency (aka u can't hear it as much) compared to the one i actually bought out of the box.
     

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