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    I have had every model of the iPhone so far and never noticed this before so I am a little concerned that my iPhone 4 may be faulty, when I place my finger end flat on the home button it has a very slight movement right to left, all my other ones have been solid, is this normal on this model or do you think it could be loose and a future problem in the making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisoldroyd View Post
    I have had every model of the iPhone so far and never noticed this before so I am a little concerned that my iPhone 4 may be faulty, when I place my finger end flat on the home button it has a very slight movement right to left, all my other ones have been solid, is this normal on this model or do you think it could be loose and a future problem in the making.
    I would bring it to an Apple store. If you wait too long they will not replace it for you if it is actual problem. Just checked my 2 year old 3G and there is no movement. Sounds like a random hardware mishap.
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    Mass production even for Apple can have a few quirks now and then. My only downside is I ordered from an AT&T store and really should have gone back to the Apple store to order.
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    i too hear a slight clicking sound when I slide my finger from left to right and reverse on the Home button of my iPhone 4.
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    That's the case with mine as well. Didn't realize
    that was an issue. Does this happen to anyone
    else with i4s?

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    Mine is solid I tried sliding, pushing on only one side, and wiggling in all directions and no clicking or feeling of it being loose.
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    mine is rock solid
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    No clicking at all, seems solid!
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    Mine is solid as well. Get it replaced.
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    Mine is loose as well. I called an Apple Store and asked if this would be covered under the warranty and she said it sure would be. Should I wait to take it in to see if Apple starts releasing new hardware with the antenna issue fixed?
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    I have a genius appointment in the morning, will let you all know how it goes
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    Mine is solid. I played with mine on all sides to see if was loose and its not.
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    mine makes the clicking noise as well.... oh boy
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    I don't have this problem with my iP4.
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    Both my girlfriend and I have a little play with the home button on our iPhone 4s. I checked my 3GS ( it's getting boxed up and shipped out this morning ) and it's rock solid.

    I'll wait to see how the button changes ( if it changes ) before I go looking to swap it. A little play in the home button really doesn't freak me out.
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    Sold here. Not movement at all.
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    There shouldn't be any movement until you actually depress the button.
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    Mne is solid but my assistants has some play. I played with some at the Apple and half of play and the others dont.
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    yep i have a lose home button too, has started to worry me but have not taken it in yet. let me know what they say if you do go back
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    My home button stopped working entirely within 8 hours of receiving my iPhone4. Pre-ordered it at the AT&T store on the 15th, first in line the morning of arrival on the 24th, it worked fine all morning then I noticed I had to start pressing the home button a little harder each time. By 5pm it was unresponsive. AT&T asked me to go to the Apple Store (since AT&T had 0 stock) and they replaced it immediately. No problems since. I did not notice if the home button was loose or not on the first phone. The new one is solid.
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    Mines is a little loose. On the weekend of launch the home button became unresponsive at times. I had to press the home button a like four or five times in order to close an app or to pull up multitasking. I called apple and he told be to try a clean restore and set up as a new iPhone before I went to an apple store. I was at work at the time and when I got home the button began to respond better. I held off on the restore and going to an apple store for replacement. Since then my home button seems to be working normally so I figured I would wait it out. I thought I was the only one having this issue. I'm interested to see how many people come out of the wood works with this same issue.
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    mine is also solid... take it back ...
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    Just got mine today and it feels solid back and forth, a little clicky-er the the 3Gs.
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    My iPhone 4 home button moves a little. Is this something you should really take back? Seems like kind of a hassle to return.
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    Have you guys ever played with iPod Touches? Most have a little play in them on the home button. I really dont think this is a issue and most are over reacting
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