iPhone 8(+) New iPhone 8 camera rattle

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  1. rennie94 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,
    I bought an iPhone 8 one week ago, I noticed a noise (occurs when I tap on the back of the phone) that seems to come from the camera. Do you think is normal or should I sent it back to Apple?
    I uploaded a video with the noise https://streamable.com/qjush
     
  2. Turtle69Turtle macrumors regular

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    Don’t know why’d you’d think it’s normal

    It would be getting returned if I were you
     
  3. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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  5. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    As someone who has had "camera rattle" and sent at least one phone back b/c of it, I won't tell you what to do but I wouldn't send it back. Does the camera work? There ya go. I sent a 5 back b/c of that and got one that was WORSE. In fact, I've not had an iPhone since the 4s that did not rattle to some degree. It's the optical image stabilization as far as I have read. Try this:

    Turn on camera mode and start tapping to reproduce the rattle. Tap consistently but then with your other hand, touch the screen to force it to focus. As it focuses, the rattle will briefly mute itself or maybe even stop for a second as it focuses.
     
  6. puma1552 Suspended

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    we get this thread every few months.

    its normal, always has been. but no, its not OIS because that hasn't been around as long as the rattle has.
     
  7. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    You're right... I think it's just the two-lenses in the camera. the one is on a magnet or something that allows it to "float" in there until it's needed and then it gets grabbed by the magnet and held in place....something like that if I recall. I don't know, it's been years since I looked into it deeper. I really don't care anymore ha ha
     
  8. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    I’ve had every phone since the 4, and that camera rattle has annoyed me for years. Except maybe the 4, I’m not sure if that one did. But definitely the 6, 6+, and 7.

    Interestingly, the X has no rattle. For the first time since the 4, it feels super solid.
     
  9. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    No sound might mean a seized focusing mechanism. It needs to move. I'd be concerned if there was no sound.
     
  10. rennie94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Went to the Apple Store today, every iPhone 8 had this noise. I also spoke to the genius that kindly told me that if I wanted to swap my phone (I’m in the 14 days return time) I was able to. So not a problem apparently, my iPhone is perfect!
     
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Yep, they all have that rattle last few years, happy the X doesn't have it finally.
     
  12. 840quadra Moderator

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    IIRC any of the phones with OIS don’t have as much rattle. Due to the way the focus system is captured by the OIS framing. This is the first report I recall seeing (personally) about this issue on the 8.

    YMMV though. I can report that my 7 is also silent, as well as others I have tap tested at the store. I recall a thread came up a year ago too.
     
  13. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Okay, I have had it on every phone since the 5 for me, but the 6,7, and 8 were plus models. My wife's 7 had it also. Guess I had a bunch of bad units. And this thread has come up every year for a while.
     
  14. 840quadra Moderator

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    Wouldn’t say bad examples, It appeared OIS made the issue a little less pronounced, but MMMV (My Memory May Vary) as all of these threads start to mesh together ;) .
     

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