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    When I tap on the back of my iphone 6 near the camera region i can hear a distinctive rattling noise. Similar to the noise from the lose power button on the 5 and 5s

    Seems like something is loose in that area. The buttons feel solid, so it could be something in the camera assembly.

    Anyone else experiencing the same problem?

    Is it normal?

    Called apple tech support and they suggested to get it checked out at the store. Will be dropping by later tonight.

    iPhone 6 Space Grey 64GB
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Rattle

    Welcome to iMore geetk


    Your doing the right thing and getting it checked out. We would be interested in knowing the outcome of your visit to solve your rattle issue

    Again Welcome and Post Often
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    I tried and it makes a sound too, maybe it's the vibration mechanism.
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    It's the camera. Due to the autofocus, there are moving parts inside. Not just the 6; it happened on my 5 and 5S, too. Had it checked out a couple of times, even had phone swapped because it makes a heck of a racket when vibrating on my desk at work. some are worse than others. My wife's 5S hardly makes a sound.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Rattle

    Normal camera mechanism sounds.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Rattle

    I can hear them on my current gen iPod touch. Not on my iPhone 4S though.
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    It's camera I've heard same noise on every phone I've ever owned
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    No sound on the 6+
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    I have had some rattle, but when I push on the flash, the noise gets cut down dramatically, then the camera also cuts the vibration to nothing. Oh well.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Rattle

    My iPhone have the same "problem". I tried in 3 new iPhones 6 and they all make the rattle near the camera.

    If I have the iPhone in my desk and I move it to my ear, I can notice the rattle.

    When I shake the phone, in silence, the rattle noise is also noticeable.
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    Just checked, no sound from our iPhone 6 or 6 plus.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Rattle

    There is a plastics flap inside by the sim card tray that is loose and I makes it sound as if the camera module is making noise. I've tested this out in two iPhone 6 devices. And I know that it is because I have taken apart one of the iPhone's to see what it was.

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    I am having the same issue on my iPhone 6 - Space Grey - 64GB. Its a loose sounding noise in the camera area, verizon said it should not do that and to go to apple. Apple via the phone said it should not do that either so i have an appointment at the apple store tonight to get it checked out.
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    Just checked my iPhone 6 and I'm not hearing this sound, which is a good thing I hope?
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    Hi Guys,
    I am having the same problem. Brand new phone not dropped or anything. Rattling while shaking and while tapping the top half of back region of iPhone 6.

    I have used all iPhones and this is not normal. Autofocus should make this noise as its digital autofocus not optical, so no moving parts here.
    ITS NOT NORMAL
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    Hi
    I am having the same problem. Brand new phone not dropped or anything. Rattling while shaking and while tapping the top half of back region of iPhone 6.

    I have used all iPhones and this is not normal. Autofocus should make this noise as its digital autofocus not optical, so no moving parts here.
    ITS NOT NORMAL
    Please post the outcome, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geetk View Post
    When I tap on the back of my iphone 6 near the camera region i can hear a distinctive rattling noise. Similar to the noise from the lose power button on the 5 and 5s

    Seems like something is loose in that area. The buttons feel solid, so it could be something in the camera assembly.

    Anyone else experiencing the same problem?

    Is it normal?

    Called apple tech support and they suggested to get it checked out at the store. Will be dropping by later tonight.

    iPhone 6 Space Grey 64GB
    Hi! We have same problem. I think that rattling noises came from mute button. If you turn that button into mute mode that rattling noises will gone. Try it
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    Just shook mine and I hear rattling. Great. So it's not normal and I should take it into Apple?
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    Mine has had rattle since day one, and there hasn't been any problems for me with the camera or anything else. I won't take mine in, mostly because it hasn't been an issue and no one else has reported any problems if theirs has rattle. I just assume it is normal, or like someone above said, the loose plastic tabs around the SIM tray that rattle.
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    Considering how many 5s had that rattle, if that's the only issue with the device, I really wouldn't stress it myself. My 5s rattles but it's in perfect working condition with zero bugs or hardware defects. Just keep that in mind as you consider getting a replacement. Is it worth it to risk getting a device with the rattle AND something else defective? Just weigh your options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedeebear View Post
    Just shook mine and I hear rattling. Great. So it's not normal and I should take it into Apple?
    Hi ladies!
    Went to 2Apple Stores today and checked. All the iPhone6 make this rattling, iphone 6 plus has little less.
    Asked staff and they weren't aware of this at all. Lol
    I am not worried at all as checked it myself n called a few friends, they all got it.
    It's something in the camera not 'sim' plastic or anything.
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    I have the exact same rattling issue on my iPhone 6. Right near the camera. Seems like it's not just me
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    I have the rattle near the camera as well on my launch day 6. Not a big deal, nothing to worry about
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    Sigh. If you do hear a rattle, it's a problem. If. Go to the genius bar. What most people consider a rattle is their mute button that of course is gonna make a light tapping sound if you shake the phone, they just don't have the word for it. And if you hear it on every iPhone you've ever owned, well, you're imagining things. In 2 years of managing a Verizon store, I've heard a lot of interesting problems, but I am glad iMore can still show me new things.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Rattle

    Has anyone taken their iPhone back to an Apple Store due to this issue and had it successfully replaced? What was their response?
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