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Does the power button of your SE make rattling noise?

  • Yes, it does.

    Votes: 89 62.7%
  • No, it does not.

    Votes: 27 19.0%
  • I have no idea and do not want to know it.

    Votes: 26 18.3%

  • Total voters
    142

barry.wiestling

macrumors regular
Sep 12, 2014
126
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Wow. I think my button rattles too but it honestly doesn't even matter. It's so small and barely noticeable.

Stop inspecting your phone to find something wrong and just enjoy it.
 
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Mainiac

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Mar 21, 2016
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My wife's and my SEs both have the rattle. I'd prefer that our $500 phones not rattle but in the end it doesn't seem like it's a big issue especially if this was prevalent on the 5s and didn't lead to any larger problems.
 
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shadowmoses

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Mar 6, 2005
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no rattle on power/sleep button.... but my vibrate/silent switch rattles pretty badly when set to silent. Thinking of returning.
 
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maxap

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Sep 20, 2008
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Personally, I wish this thread would never have been created because all iPhones SE were perfect (again, it is more a philosophical discussion whether perfection exists in our imperfect world) or at least without major flaws. I honestly hoped that Apple would rectify all issues that the 5/5S had and that there would be no rattles, backlight problems and other issues.

Sadly enough, I also think that these rattles with the SE are here to stay and Apple will do nothing to fix this "problem" that bothers some of us. Now, I can choose between two evils: the sturdy iPhone 6S, which does not have a sealed screen and dust gets inside, has a protruding camera and is expensive, or the rattling iPhone SE, which cannot have dust under the screen, has a great camera that does not protrude and is less expensive. (I think the SE would be the winner here and my videos would have a nice rattling background music thanks to Apple's innovation and incredibility)

Why does Apple make it so difficult for us? Or do some of us simply expect too much?

If I was buying a cheap Android phone, which I do not care about and do not care about its ecosystem, I think I would certainly not be looking for a "perfect" or "great" device because the expectations would be much lower. But again, I also played with some Android phones and even these less expensive devices were sturdy and did not have any rattling buttons.

In my view, Steve Jobs and his passion for technology taught us that it is possible to have a nearly flawless device (yes, I know... the iPhone 4 - among others - and the famous adagium "you hold it wrong"... we all make mistakes) or at least to strive to attain that unattainable level of perfection he was always occupied with. It has been already said so many times by others but it is all about money today and selling as many iDevices as possible: yes, I know that Apple is a company and not a charity and that the only thing companies do and want to do is making financial profit. But still, if a business has a person such as Steve running it, priorities can shift from merely making money to following some great ideals that formed the basis of Apple and its philosophy when it was created.

Oh, Apple! I hope I will not have to say goodbye to you soon.
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Personally, I wish this thread would never have been created because all iPhones SE were perfect (again, it is more a philosophical discussion whether perfection exists in our imperfect world) or at least without major flaws. I honestly hoped that Apple would rectify all issues that the 5/5S had and that there would be no rattles, backlight problems and other issues.

Sadly enough, I also think that these rattles with the SE are here to stay and Apple will do nothing to fix this "problem" that bothers some of us. Now, I can choose between two evils: the sturdy iPhone 6S, which does not have a sealed screen and dust gets inside, has a protruding camera and is expensive, or the rattling iPhone SE, which cannot have dust under the screen, has a great camera that does not protrude and is less expensive. (I think the SE would be the winner here and my videos would have a nice rattling background music thanks to Apple's innovation and incredibility)

Why does Apple make it so difficult for us? Or do some of us simply expect too much?

If I was buying a cheap Android phone, which I do not care about and do not care about its ecosystem, I think I would certainly not be looking for a "perfect" or "great" device because the expectations would be much lower. But again, I also played with some Android phones and even these less expensive devices were sturdy and did not have any rattling buttons.

In my view, Steve Jobs and his passion for technology taught us that it is possible to have a nearly flawless device (yes, I know... the iPhone 4 - among others - and the famous adagium "you hold it wrong"... we all make mistakes) or at least to strive to attain that unattainable level of perfection he was always occupied with. It has been already said so many times by others but it is all about money today and selling as many iDevices as possible: yes, I know that Apple is a company and not a charity and that the only thing companies do and want to do is making financial profit. But still, if a business has a person such as Steve running it, priorities can shift from merely making money to following some great ideals that formed the basis of Apple and its philosophy when it was created.

Oh, Apple! I hope I will not have to say goodbye to you soon.
This almost like asking why apple trees don't always produce perfect round shiny apples that are the same.
 
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MrAverigeUser

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May 20, 2015
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"rattling" buttons on SE….

I use two iPhone 5 from 2012 since years - never realized something rattling.

I am very critic about apple products - but people desperately searching for "flaws" is a REAL FIRST WORLD PROBLEM….…

I admit that there might be a real problem discovered though…. there were a lot of important problems with hardware in the last years...but I think "rattling" it is not THAT problem.
 
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maxap

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This almost like asking why apple trees don't always produce perfect round shiny apples that are the same.

No, I think it is inherently wrong to compare Apple and apples. A regular apple growing on apple trees gets eaten, just as any other type of fruit, and we forget that it even existed. An Apple product is used by us several years and there is often a personal connection between you and your iDevice that helps you out on a daily basis and makes you much more productive. Therefore, an Apple device in contrast to an apple must be well-built, must have no flaws and must have the same build, shape, quality and functions as other Apple devices of the same type.
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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No, I think it is wrong to compare Apple and apples. A regular apple growing on apple trees gets eaten, just as any other type of fruit, and we forget that it even existed. An Apple product is used by us several years and there is often a personal connection between you and your iDevice that helps you out on a daily basis and makes you much more productive. Therefore, an Apple device in contrast to an apple must be well-built and must have no flaws.
You are taking the analogy unnecessarily too deeply beyond the part that it was used to convey and overlooking that part essentially.
 
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Fernn2d2

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Mar 31, 2016
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In my case is being with volume buttons u got to press really hard to make them work but they will not recognize if o press them lightly
Hi guys,

I follow the threads where all of us can share our experiences with ordering and receiving new iPhone SE's and I have noticed that some of you had mentioned the rattling power button.

Is this really a problem with the SE? How was the power button on the 5S?
 
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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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Mine does seem to rattle, I little disappointing to say the least, but not enough to justify exchanging it. I'll have a case on the phone so it won't be noticeable. I'm thinking if I were to exchange it, I might be going through a high number of phones just to get one that doesn't rattle. I'm not really sure I want to go through that hassle over such a minor issue.

If the screen was yellow, or some other problem, then yes. Perhaps I may exchange it for another color, that's been kicking around in my head. I'm kind of liking the idea of rose gold, but then as I mentioned, the phone will be in a case, which will cover up the color.
 
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stopcryingmaxap

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Apr 1, 2016
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Mine does seem to rattle, I little disappointing to say the least, but not enough to justify exchanging it. I'll have a case on the phone so it won't be noticeable. I'm thinking if I were to exchange it, I might be going through a high number of phones just to get one that doesn't rattle. I'm not really sure I want to go through that hassle over such a minor issue.

If the screen was yellow, or some other problem, then yes. Perhaps I may exchange it for another color, that's been kicking around in my head. I'm kind of liking the idea of rose gold, but then as I mentioned, the phone will be in a case, which will cover up the color.

wow, so many people have rattle :(
tough luck, in Australia, we ain't scared of the rattlesnake, so they all dead :)
So, mine doesn't have any noise :)

which colour did u get initially? I got the gold version
 
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Barrierfreeman

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Jun 21, 2012
206
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I'm not really sure I want to go through that hassle over such a minor issue.

I agree to a point, but is it really a hassle to get exactly what you want? It took me a few minutes to sort out a return, and UPS will be swinging by to collect from work next week. So that's no hassle.

Re-ordering, and getting a replacement delivered in a couple of weeks, took no time as well. I currently have my old 5C so in no rush, and the extra 2-3 weeks for delivery is not an issue. I've actually ordered 2x SE this time (silver and a grey) around just to increase my chances of getting a better unit.....obviously if these are both the same then I will accept defeat and I'll keep a rattler :)

The thing is, I have bought enough electronic crap, kindles, tvs, phones,consoles etc etc, to know there are variations in the manufacturing processes, and not every unit will be perfect. Sometimes these imperfections can be happily ignore, others they can't.

Of course, some people are just super anal and expect every item to have been crafted by the ghost of Steve Jobs and hover through the magnificence of their manufacturing excellence, for me I just don't want my new £440 to rattle a hello at me as I took it out the box.
 
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maflynn

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I agree to a point, but is it really a hassle to get exactly what you want? It took me a few minutes to sort out a return, and UPS will be swinging by to collect from work next week. So that's no hassle.
I think its a hassle, especially if the first replacement you get rattles, the second, the third. I wonder if the rattling is just as you say a variation of the manufacturing process. I'm not making excuses for Apple and the phone, but rather, I do think its a rather minor annoyance and one annoyance that will not even be noticeable with a case.
 
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stopcryingmaxap

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Apr 1, 2016
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I think its a hassle, especially if the first replacement you get rattles, the second, the third. I wonder if the rattling is just as you say a variation of the manufacturing process. I'm not making excuses for Apple and the phone, but rather, I do think its a rather minor annoyance and one annoyance that will not even be noticeable with a case.

Why does the rattle noise go away with the case?
 
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PaladinGuy

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Sep 22, 2014
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Because there is slight pressure on the button from the case, which holds the power button down just enough to keep it from rattling. It's the same effect as when you hold your finger on the button with gentle pressure, which stops the wiggle/play of the button.
 
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Barrierfreeman

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Jun 21, 2012
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I think its a hassle, especially if the first replacement you get rattles, the second, the third. I wonder if the rattling is just as you say a variation of the manufacturing process. I'm not making excuses for Apple and the phone, but rather, I do think its a rather minor annoyance and one annoyance that will not even be noticeable with a case.

I am willing to take on that hassle for science. As I mentioned, I am going to try a max of 2 replacements, if they both do it, then I'm done and put up with it.
 
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