1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm just telling you what the tech told me. I don't care if people take their phones back or not. All I know is he said that's not normal and swapped it for a new one.
    It wasn't your situation at the Apple store that triggered my response...it was this...

    So no this isn't normal and you should take yours back.
    It's no big deal, i just think that the proverbial tidal wave of panic is rather humorous this year.
    09-23-2012 05:32 PM
  2. KayvanF's Avatar
    Same thing in my 32gb black/slate, I held my finger on the sleep button, still make the noises, did it seperately to the volume and silent switch and camera lens and flash same thing. Sounds like its something inside, I got my phone on Friday, I ordered it from ATT, I haven't gotten Apple care yet, should I take it to ATT or to the Apple store? Either way its not normal a few of my friends that got them at various storage sizes and colors dont have the same problem. Otherwise device is great!
    09-23-2012 07:05 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Same thing in my 32gb black/slate, I held my finger on the sleep button, still make the noises, did it seperately to the volume and silent switch and camera lens and flash same thing. Sounds like its something inside, I got my phone on Friday, I ordered it from ATT, I haven't gotten Apple care yet, should I take it to ATT or to the Apple store? Either way its not normal a few of my friends that got them at various storage sizes and colors dont have the same problem. Otherwise device is great!
    You'd probably have more luck getting a replacement at the Apple Store itself since AT&T seems to be running thin on stock.
    09-23-2012 07:11 PM
  4. jf1450's Avatar
    Assuming it could be the autofocus mechanism, I'd rather have one rattle a little than one that didn't meaning it could be so tight that it will bind up.

    Any bets that there's now going to be a rush on the Apple stores with folks wanting phones that rattle? :-)


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    09-23-2012 07:17 PM
  5. JSho101's Avatar
    My 32 gig white iPhone 5 does this and I noticed it almost immediately. I never noticed it with my 4, but just went back and checked my 4 and my mom's 4 and they both have the rattle. Is it something I should take back and get a replacement? Sounds like chances are a new one will do the same thing. And as long as it's not something that is going to be a problem down the road, then I'm probably ok with it...
    09-23-2012 11:42 PM
  6. Steve-O's Avatar
    It's the camera mechanism. Exactly the same as the early 4S's which all did the same thing.
    09-24-2012 08:14 AM
  7. JSho101's Avatar
    So, it's just something "normal" that one shouldn't worry about?

    On a side note, I've been able to get my hands on 9 iPhones to test this out...from iPhone 4 to 4S to the new 5, and every single one does the same thing. I find it odd that I had my 4 for 2.5 years and never noticed it. However, I noticed it on my 5 on the second day. As long as it won't cause problems down the road then I'm fine with it. But I just want to make sure I'm not ignoring something that is actually wrong with the phone.
    09-24-2012 11:54 AM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    So, it's just something "normal" that one shouldn't worry about?

    On a side note, I've been able to get my hands on 9 iPhones to test this out...from iPhone 4 to 4S to the new 5, and every single one does the same thing. I find it odd that I had my 4 for 2.5 years and never noticed it. However, I noticed it on my 5 on the second day. As long as it won't cause problems down the road then I'm fine with it. But I just want to make sure I'm not ignoring something that is actually wrong with the phone.
    It will not cause any issues down the road, no. You can try your luck at swapping it out at your local Apple store and see what happens though most of them do this, but not all.
    09-24-2012 11:58 AM
  9. Bias X's Avatar
    My 4, 4S, and 5 have all had a rattle near the camera area. But my 5 rattles so much worse then the others. I can loosely hold the hold and tap my phone anywhere and it will make the rattle.
    09-24-2012 12:24 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    My new one Apple shipped out to me Friday arrived this morning and I'm happy to report it does NOT have any rattle what so ever. So for those of you who want a rattle free phone, there is hope.
    09-24-2012 02:26 PM
  11. JSho101's Avatar
    I was about to say, if 9 out of 10 have the rattle then there's not much sense in sending off for another. Will they have another to replace mine? I bought it thru AT&T, so what's the best way about going to get a replacement? Going to the AT&T store? There is no Apple store in my area.
    09-24-2012 02:32 PM
  12. Jdeezy85's Avatar
    Why are people shaking their phones anyway? Lol it rattles when shaken? Then don't shake it!
    09-24-2012 02:43 PM
  13. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    You have to be the Worlds Pickiest Person if you complain about a slight Rattle after Shaking the Hell out of it!! Take the Phone Back and get Refund to buy a Galaxy 3 or Nokia... get lost. You are to Damm picky...
    09-24-2012 03:05 PM
  14. jf1450's Avatar
    Why are people shaking their phones anyway? Lol it rattles when shaken? Then don't shake it!
    I love it. Well said.
    09-24-2012 03:11 PM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    Why are people shaking their phones anyway? Lol it rattles when shaken? Then don't shake it!
    In my case you can turn the phone gently and could hear it.

    You have to be the Worlds Pickiest Person if you complain about a slight Rattle after Shaking the Hell out of it!! Take the Phone Back and get Refund to buy a Galaxy 3 or Nokia... get lost. You are to Damm picky...
    Who are you to judge what people expect out of their phone they paid for? If you paid for it, fine. But you didn't. I'd say if someone dropped $600 on a phone they can go back and exchange it as many times as they like until they are satisfied. And besides Apple replaces these and technically if there was nothing wrong with it, they wouldn't replace it.

    People should not come here to judge other people. End of story. Don't like it, don't post in the thread.
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    09-24-2012 03:38 PM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    I was about to say, if 9 out of 10 have the rattle then there's not much sense in sending off for another. Will they have another to replace mine? I bought it thru AT&T, so what's the best way about going to get a replacement? Going to the AT&T store? There is no Apple store in my area.
    You'd have to contact Apple. That's where AT&T will direct you.
    09-24-2012 03:41 PM
  17. JSho101's Avatar
    Thanks so much Jeremy. Appreciate the help.

    And yeah, I didn't shake my phone at all. I'm not looking for problems. I actually wish I never would have heard it. I can hear it during everyday use, which is why I started researching and discovered it appears to be a common "problem." When you pay so much for a phone, you don't expect there to be any rattling inside...
    09-24-2012 03:47 PM
  18. cardfan's Avatar
    Yep, mine doesn't rattle. I'd definitely be exchanging it if it did.
    09-24-2012 03:48 PM
  19. Jeremy's Avatar
    Thanks so much Jeremy. Appreciate the help.

    And yeah, I didn't shake my phone at all. I'm not looking for problems. I actually wish I never would have heard it. I can hear it during everyday use, which is why I started researching and discovered it appears to be a common "problem." When you pay so much for a phone, you don't expect there to be any rattling inside...
    No problem, good luck.
    09-24-2012 04:01 PM
  20. Bias X's Avatar
    It will not cause any issues down the road, no. You can try your luck at swapping it out at your local Apple store and see what happens though most of them do this, but not all.
    Yeah mine wouldn't let me do this. I just went in today and was told that they are currently investigating other problems with the iPhone (something peeling) and that I ran a risk of getting that as well. I told him I'd be more comfortable if I swapped so he said okay, took it into the back and came back out. Said I had two loose screws but it still made that noise and so did his. So they tightened the screws and basically told me to wait for a new batch of iPhones.
    09-24-2012 04:02 PM
  21. Jeremy's Avatar
    Yeah mine wouldn't let me do this. I just went in today and was told that they are currently investigating other problems with the iPhone (something peeling) and that I ran a risk of getting that as well. I told him I'd be more comfortable if I swapped so he said okay, took it into the back and came back out. Said I had two loose screws but it still made that noise and so did his. So they tightened the screws and basically told me to wait for a new batch of iPhones.
    Yeah, I'm 99% positive it's a camera component. If you tap on any iPhone you will hear it but it shouldn't be that loose that it sounds like a rattle with very little movement.
    09-24-2012 04:09 PM
  22. dmt316's Avatar
    Too many responses to read through so I'm posting anyway. Mine was a very loud sound when you shake it and you could feel it too. Just left the apple store and they said it was the lack of glue on the battery that caused the sound. All fixed up for me
    09-24-2012 04:19 PM
  23. Jeremy's Avatar
    Too many responses to read through so I'm posting anyway. Mine was a very loud sound when you shake it and you could feel it too. Just left the apple store and they said it was the lack of glue on the battery that caused the sound. All fixed up for me
    Yeah, this thread is about something totally different but I've heard of a few who had loose batteries.
    09-24-2012 04:20 PM
  24. sully bubz's Avatar
    I had the same issue - it was something heavy moving around in the phone - not the camera, not the vibrate motor. Went to the genius bar at the apple store - Turns out the battery was loose. They didn't have any to replace so they fixed it, made a note in my file and said if I had any other issues they will replace.
    09-24-2012 04:54 PM
  25. Bias X's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm 99% positive it's a camera component. If you tap on any iPhone you will hear it but it shouldn't be that loose that it sounds like a rattle with very little movement.
    The problem with mine is that I hate literally hit anywhere, by hit I mean a light tap, and the the camera component will rattle. If I tap near the camera it's fairly loud. A lot louder than it was on my 4S and 4. But oh well. I'm content I guess.
    09-24-2012 06:05 PM
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