Something Loose in iPhone 4??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by canitPRO, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. canitPRO macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    When I pick up the top end of the iphone about an inch or so and then drop it down it sounds like there is something loose.. anyone else?
  2. iBLAKEE macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    Yeah I've noticed it too. Sounds like maybe the earpiece or something
  3. ndpitch macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    Yup. Definitely a rattle in the iPhone 4. It's localized to the top near the earpiece/camera. Hold the phone on the bottom near the home button area in one hand, and tap the the phone against your knuckle on your other hand in the camera area. It rattles.
  4. TMar macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    Haven't played with one to see if it's the same as the 3gs but they make a rattle due to the auto focus in the camera.

    Edit: The easiest way to tell if it's the auto focus is open the camera app, shake the phone so you can hear the rattle and tap the screen to auto focus. If it stops that's what it is.
  5. canitPRO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    If it is something like the auto-focus, or something that is just normal across all devices, its strange that apple would on one hand have a device with an accelerometer that encourages you to shake it, and on the other hand have something built in that rattles when shaken...

    Even if its only a perceived flaw it makes the build quality seem less than ideal
  6. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    This was covered last year with the 3GS. It's the camera on the back of the phone. Nothing else. Don't worry, it's ok :)

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