Rattle noise on back of iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cagle, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Cagle macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    While idly tapping the back of my iPhone 4S I noticed a rattle sound the closer I tapped to the camera lens (or lense? I never know!). It's mentioned in other forums that it might relate to the camera lens or the accelerometer but those cases complained of it rattling when shook, my rattle only happens when the back is tapped. The rest of the back produces a solid noise when tapped.

    Worth taking back or complete OCD?
  2. Jigga macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
  3. Ayman250 macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2011
    I know i have the same issue it drives me crazy
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    If it were me, I'd let it go for now. Even if you take it to an Apple Store they won't have replacements available for you.

    In a month or so, if it's still bothering you, you could take it to a Genius Bar and have them look at it.
  5. Cagle thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    wow, I had to search on the meaning of your gif and now i'm thoroughly depressed!


    I just tested my wife's iPhone 4 and it produces a rattle on every part of the back so i'm gonna be thankful for my isolated problem area - ironically, while writing this post, I almost burnt my iPhone resting a cig on it :eek:
  6. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Dude, that's a damn expensive ashtray!
  7. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Same here. I think its the vibrator. When you tap on the phone with your fingers, you'll notice some feedback from the vibrator (the phone will ever so slightly vibrate with your tapping). So I think the new oscillator vibrator mechanism is easily moved around inside.

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