To the Lucky Ones with the iPhone 4 in Hand

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Is the vibration stronger than the 3GS? I can barely feel the 3gs in my pocket. Please be mature enough not to make masturbation jokes at my question. Thanks!
     
  2. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wondering this, too!
    Hope to get an answer soon.
     
  3. joefro macrumors member

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    I'd also love to know this. If my iPhone is on vibrate, I never know when I get a call.
     
  4. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Same, most of the time I feel an almost unrecognizable tingle on my leg. Now that more people have their iPhones, I hope we can get an answer.
     
  5. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    Vibration seems about the same to me. The speaker though does appear to be louder.
     
  6. hunter x az macrumors member

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  7. diamondschwin macrumors member

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    vibration feels stronger to me, but my 3GS seemed weaker than other 3GS units.... havent tested out the speaker much, but reviews mentioned they made it louder... which is great since I always found it too soft (im used to blackberries going off at work that disturb the whole floor!)
     
  8. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    yeah, feels the same too

    I am just doing a restore right now, so only basing this on moving the vibrate rocker back and forth.

    however, the rocker is now much more sturdy. Too many a time did my 3G go to vibrate / normal unwillingly. I am sure this will change now :)
     
  9. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    That's what she said! Wait, what?!
     
  10. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    Appleguy123, Internet.

    Internet, Appleguy123.

    Now that you've met, I'm sure you'll get along swell.
     
  11. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for answering. Hopefully the iPhone 5 is stronger. :(
     
  12. markthrash macrumors regular

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    lol
     
  13. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    Mine seems maybe a teeny bit stronger. More like it vibrates at a slighty different frequency.

    I think they set them kinda weak for two reasons.

    1. It's not so loud it overpowers the ringtone
    2. It won't vibrate itself right off your table.

    I can't tell you how many times I leave my old sanyos sitting on top of my dresser charging, only later to find it on the floor with a missed call.

    I agree it's weak but it does not really "walk" across smooth surfaces like other phones do.
     
  14. Two Pistols macrumors member

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    ive ALWAYS had vibration on on both and it seems less on the new one, i actualy just did a side by side

    just my opinon
     
  15. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    IMO, the vibration seems a little cleaner (if that makes sense). It's not as coarse as the 3GS. That being said, it is harder to hear the vibration.
     
  16. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

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    I like it more... I never friggin heard/felt my 3GS and I'm hearing/feeling this one fine.
     
  17. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Yay!! :D I hate how the vibration felt so cheap before.
     
  18. Sowelu macrumors regular

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    Compared to my 3G, the vibration on my iPhone 4 is a bit weak. At least this is true for me.

    The vibration on the iPhone 4 makes more of a noise than a proper vibration movement. So you'll hear a more audible buzz, versus the preferred low tone almost inaudible bass-like vibration.

    You're supposed to feel the phone alerting you, not hear it. Maybe it's the new body of the phone that's altering the sound/feeling of it.

    I can't make a comparison to the 3GS since I only had it for a day (I returned it due to the blah, muted and washed out display that was used for that generation).
     
  19. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the feedback. If it is really weaker, that is unacceptable might as well not even include it.
     
  20. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    I hope mine is like this. I hate hearing it vibrate.
    Kinda defeats the purpose, your suppose to feel it not hear it.
    Still the best phone vibrators were the old Ericsson flips those were the strongest most silent vibrators.
     
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    Feels a bit different to me, maybe because of the build/aesthetics of the phone. Not necessarily stronger though.
     
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  24. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    If anyone was wondering, the pumper doesn't change the vibration characteristics at all.
     
  25. Phisherman81 macrumors 6502

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    that's not what she said to me!!!! OHHHHH!!!!!!
     

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