Rattle starting to annoy me!

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I put the new 4S defender otter box case on the phone and I can still hear that small rattle near the camera. I know it's normal but I feel like my old 3GS was built more brick like. I checked 7 different phones in the store and they all sound the same. If I got a replacement chances are it would rattle :(
     
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    It will. You'll get used to it though :) When I noticed the same behaviour on my 4 it really annoyed me and I kept tapping the corner by the camera. I disn't even know then that it is quite common. It is like getting used to a metal bracelet watch rattling :)
     
  3. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Good point :D
     
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    Oh come on...that phone is made of plastic and all the Apple fans know plastic isnt any good. Just ask the people slamming the GS2 for it.

    All glass is the way to go. Just dont drop it! :p
     
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    I only hear the rattle when I tap on the corner right by the camera. So I just don't tap on that spot :) Do you hear it other times, like during normal use?
     
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    Never had any of my iPhones rattle. (2g,3G,3GS,4,4s)

    Is it the lense that rattles? Maybe it has some type of optical stabilizer that comes loose when its not on. Does it rattle while your using the camera app while recording video?
     
  7. zign macrumors 6502

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    That is exactly what it is.
     
  8. ewils19 macrumors 6502

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    Just tried this out and mine rattles more when recording video.
     
  9. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    my iPhone doesn't rattle at all, if I shake it any harder it's going to fly across the room
     
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    It happens when I set it on the table, desk, or wherever. I don't notice it everytime, just when I set it down a certain way. Doesn't bother me at all though, albeit I am not the crazed Apple perfectionist that some are. I would never return the phone over it.
     
  11. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    There should be a sticky stating that the rattle is normal.

    There is a lens in the camera that moves to focus, when there's no current to the focusing mechanism, the lens just floats there and can be rattled with a tap.
     
  12. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It rattles only when I tap on the back or when I set it down a certain way. It does not rattle when I shake the phone.
     
  13. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Not when you shake it...if you tap lightly in the area right by the camera lens in back. There's nothing wrong with it, though. Just something people have to get used to.
     

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