1. matthirst's Avatar
    I have a rather strange query after my 3GS got dropped, leading to the volume, silent and power buttons stopping working. Despite it being 8 days out of warranty, Apple took pity on me and gave me a brand new 3GS there and then! So Im extremely pleased there, even glad it happened! But the reason Im creating this topic, is because the new 3GS seems SLIGHTLY different to the one Ive been used to over the past year

    The vibrate is definitely more powerful, nearly two times as much Id say; after using my previous one for a year everyday with it on silent on my desk at work, I could tell straight away that the new one is a much more powerful vibrate simply from the sound! My partner even asked me last night what Id done to my phone when I got a message on silent last night, so I know its not me going crazy!

    The other thing is it seems a bit thicker, its definitely more of a squeeze in the dock Ive always used.

    SO, does anyone have any knowledge of different build versions of 3GS? The obvious thing that comes to mind is the bootrom change, but both of them were new bootroms. About the only explanation I can think if there 100% ISNT any alternative model builds, is simply that my original 3GS USED to have this more powerful vibrate, but it degrades over time? And maybe that the new casing is a bitstiff? And willshrink down a little in time?! Hmm!
    11-22-2010 05:23 AM
  2. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Well did have this experience when you bought the orgnail 3GS?
    11-22-2010 05:31 AM
  3. matthirst's Avatar
    It's hard to say if the vibrate was this way a year ago! All I know is it's way more powerful than the 3GS I was using the day before! For the thickness issue, no I don't recall it ever being a squeeze to get it in the dock.
    11-22-2010 05:41 AM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Just manufacturing variables I think.
    11-22-2010 09:56 AM
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