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Registered: ‎19-09-2012

iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

Ok so having set both mine and my wife's phone up I am very happy with them... Bar one thing!  Both phones suffer from a dreadful rattling noise!  It's at its worst if you tap the back of the phone at the top.  And yes I know during normal use you wouldn't be tapping the back but I discovethis that trying to determine exactly what is rattling.

 

Does anyone else have this problem?

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Registered: ‎21-09-2012

Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

Yes I have noticed this, more when putting the phone down. 

 

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Registered: ‎16-09-2012

Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

It's the lock button I think.
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Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

Just looked at mine and nothing rattles or is loose, all the buttons are firm etc.

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Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

It will be the lock button. Same thing happens on the iPhone 4/4S

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Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

I noticed this with our stores Demo iPhone 5's the day before launch.

 

However it makes no more noise than my old S3 did.

 

 

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Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?


Chester65 wrote:

Just looked at mine and nothing rattles or is loose, all the buttons are firm etc.


Mine too

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Registered: ‎15-09-2012

Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

Mine also has the rattle, not bothered by it. If it gets worse then I will get it replaced by Apple under the 12 months warranty
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Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

Hey don't worry, it's normal and supposed to be there...

 

...in order for a camera to have true auto focus, it needs the lens to be suspended via magnets. To keep it stabilised so it doesn't rattle you would need very large, heavy and more powerful magnets. Obiously this isn't portable enough for something like an iphone so they settled for the compact but slightly rattling camera.

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Re: iPhone 5 "rattling", anyone else got this?

I was just coming to say the same thing Smiley Very Happy