1. Jeremy's Avatar
    Going today to apple for a check up on why that rattling is happening. It's annoying and can't take it anymore. Hopefully a positive outcome.

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    Going today to apple for a check up on why that rattling is happening. It's annoying and can't take it anymore. Hopefully a positive outcome.
    Good luck, there are ones out there that do not do it.
    10-01-2012 08:27 PM
  2. MrDJL's Avatar
    Yes, there is at least one iPhone 5 (mine), that does not rattle.
    10-01-2012 09:43 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    Mine has a slight rattle. Wife's doesn't. No big deal to me. I have to shake it to notice it.
    10-01-2012 10:11 PM
  4. slalomskie's Avatar
    Just got my AT&T 5 and no rattle.


    Sent from my iPhone 4
    10-01-2012 10:13 PM
  5. ces911's Avatar
    Good luck, there are ones out there that do not do it.
    Thanks Jeremy. Well back from store. All the display models have that rattle and the replacement he was going to give me as well. He advised that they opened it and noticed nothing loose and advised it was the vibrating motor that makes that sound because its designed to be a free floating. He also advised the tech in back said he had a few cust with same issue and said its the design and not to worry.

    If this is happening on multi units. I have to say I agree and believe its normal. Like you said there might be a few that don't.
    10-01-2012 11:46 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    Thanks Jeremy. Well back from store. All the display models have that rattle and the replacement he was going to give me as well. He advised that they opened it and noticed nothing loose and advised it was the vibrating motor that makes that sound because its designed to be a free floating. He also advised the tech in back said he had a few cust with same issue and said its the design and not to worry.

    If this is happening on multi units. I have to say I agree and believe its normal. Like you said there might be a few that don't.
    Well said. My thoughts exactly.
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    10-01-2012 11:55 PM
  7. LCW's Avatar
    Just checked mine... got it on launch day (black 32GB A1428 model)... No rattle that I can tell.
    10-02-2012 12:03 AM
  8. madkoda12's Avatar
    i've had mine since launch day and ahve always noticed a slight rattle when shaking it or setting the phone down. i have a case on the phone so dont notice it that much but i took the case off just to look at the phone today and notice that my power button is a bit loose and causes a rattling noise when i shake it and if i put my finger on it and shake it doesn't rattle as much or barely at all. I have apple care+ is this normal or should i take it to get exchanged?
    10-03-2012 01:59 AM
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    i've had mine since launch day and ahve always noticed a slight rattle when shaking it or setting the phone down. i have a case on the phone so dont notice it that much but i took the case off just to look at the phone today and notice that my power button is a bit loose and causes a rattling noise when i shake it and if i put my finger on it and shake it doesn't rattle as much or barely at all. I have apple care+ is this normal or should i take it to get exchanged?
    That's not the rattle this thread is discussing but you could take it back if you'd like but I wouldn't wait past the 14 days since purchase. Depends on how much you are willing to put up with.
    10-03-2012 10:02 AM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    i've had mine since launch day and ahve always noticed a slight rattle when shaking it or setting the phone down. i have a case on the phone so dont notice it that much but i took the case off just to look at the phone today and notice that my power button is a bit loose and causes a rattling noise when i shake it and if i put my finger on it and shake it doesn't rattle as much or barely at all. I have apple care+ is this normal or should i take it to get exchanged?
    That's not the rattle this thread is discussing but you could take it back if you'd like but I wouldn't wait past the 14 days since purchase. Depends on how much you are willing to put up with.
    10-03-2012 10:03 AM
  11. msteiner0539's Avatar
    Got mine on launch day as well, Slate 16GB.. .Love the phone, but noticed right away the rattle. Was actually while I was on the phone, and got a text message. (vibrated). sounded like there was a loose piece in the phone, which kind of tripped me out. The rattle then became very apparent, and constant now. Every time I place the phone down, or even put it up to my ear too fast to answer a call, I hear it. Driving me nuts. I have an apt with a Genius this Saturday, and hope to get a phone without any rattle...
    10-03-2012 12:02 PM
  12. md17's Avatar
    Lies!!!! There has to be something Wrong with your Phone!!Stay in Your Room until you find something wrong like everyone else!!!!
    Seriously...just leave...are we going to be picky....um yeah...I have given at least $1500 bucks to apple over the years, not to mention the $1000's I sold when I worked as a specialist...PEOPLE IF YOU'RE NOT SATISFIED GO BACK TO THE STORE..I sure am after already recieving a 2nd defective 5 in a week

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    Lies!!!! There has to be something Wrong with your Phone!!Stay in Your Room until you find something wrong like everyone else!!!!
    Seriously...just leave...are we going to be picky....um yeah...I have given at least $1500 bucks to apple over the years, not to mention the $1000's I sold when I worked as a specialist...PEOPLE IF YOU'RE NOT SATISFIED GO BACK TO THE STORE..I sure am after already recieving a 2nd defective 5 in a week
    10-05-2012 02:19 PM
  13. md17's Avatar
    Brought phone back to apple. Genius stated it was a very loose power button spring an he agreed it wasn't cool.
    10-06-2012 11:47 AM
  14. msteiner0539's Avatar
    Went to see genius yesterday. She confirmed it is the image stabilizer in the camera lens, and nothing to worry about but also allowed me to open 2 other phone boxes and gave me the option to choose. Ended up with my original ip5 as the two boxes I opened had even worse rattles! She said some may not rattle at first but that is just temporary as it will loosen.
    Oh we'll, guess I can live with it. ;-)
    10-07-2012 11:16 AM
  15. johnnygoodface's Avatar
    My 32GB Black iPhone does is too.
    The tech at FutureShop told me is has to do with the Microphone
    Well who would have thought!
    Jean
    10-08-2012 10:59 AM
  16. md17's Avatar
    Brought phone back to apple. Genius stated it was a very loose power button spring an he agreed it wasn't cool.
    So after getting this iPhone home they power button still rattles. Whatever. At this point there's no winning
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    10-09-2012 12:26 PM
  17. p2kart's Avatar
    My iphone5 doesnt rattle, but when my wife got hers something was definately loose inside... I squeezed at the middle top thirds front to back, and it has not rattled since... pretty sure the battery adhesive came loose, and required it to be repressed...
    10-09-2012 10:51 PM
  18. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    The power/sleep button rattles on mine (32GB Verizon). I think I'll live with it at the moment.
    10-10-2012 02:44 PM
  19. md17's Avatar
    So after getting this iPhone home they power button still rattles. Whatever. At this point there's no winning
    I've decided there will be winning. The power button loosened up even more. Would it be acceptable if a car door wiggle an wasn't installed correctly. I think not
    10-10-2012 05:17 PM
  20. md17's Avatar
    So after getting this iPhone home they power button still rattles. Whatever. At this point there's no winning
    I've decided there will be winning. The power button loosened up even more. Would it be acceptable if a car door wiggled and wasn't installed correctly. I think not
    10-10-2012 06:30 PM
  21. msteiner0539's Avatar
    I agree with the last post. I too have now noticed that my lock button now rattles. Have another apt with a genius to replace my phone. Fk it, im swapping out and if its better its better. If not, then not. But all I can say it that it better be better. (Wow, I sound drunk......wait....I think I am). Damn it
    10-10-2012 09:56 PM
  22. md17's Avatar
    I agree with the last post. I too have now noticed that my lock button now rattles. Have another apt with a genius to replace my phone. Fk it, im swapping out and if its better its better. If not, then not. But all I can say it that it better be better. (Wow, I sound drunk......wait....I think I am). Damn it
    Yeah so unfortunately I went to the Genius Bar and they said they woulnt replace it again for this because all of the phones are rattling. I tried to tell them I think my power button is looser than normal, but I'm to the point where i don't care. If it breaks then ill worry.
    10-10-2012 09:58 PM
  23. BasalOna's Avatar
    Hi...I just want to confirm on thing with you guys...does iphone 5 have a floating lens in the camera? Because, My iphone 5 rattle when when you tap near to camera and the same rattle sound is coming when you keep the phone on something. May forums are telling different opinions.
    10-14-2012 01:43 PM
  24. msteiner0539's Avatar
    Yeah so unfortunately I went to the Genius Bar and they said they woulnt replace it again for this because all of the phones are rattling. I tried to tell them I think my power button is looser than normal, but I'm to the point where i don't care. If it breaks then ill worry.
    So I went to them yesterday, and without hesitation they allowed me to open two new phones, and choose. Chose one that had a very slight rattle but nothing like my original. This new phone almost feels more solid than my first. The rattle is definitely only the floating lens stabilizer and not the lock button. Funny story though was that RIGHT next to me was a young lady with her mother, wanting to swap phones for the same reason I was there, and they wouldn't let her!! Felt it was unfair and spoke up, at which point I got an evil eye stare from her "genius" but then she went and got her a replacement too. So I like to consider that my good deed for the day. Might also be that I look a bit more intimidating than the poor teenager and her mother. Sometimes a full sleeve of tattoos can help a retailer out!!! Lol
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    10-14-2012 10:05 PM
  25. csal80's Avatar
    Hi, I read this entire post and only saw one person that mentioned they are experiencing this problem when the phone vibrates. All others mentioned when they tap or shake. I can't believe more people are not commenting on the rattle caused by vibration. I keep my phone on my desk next to my side all day, and this has been bothering the hell out of me. The marble clanking sound is the most noticable at the beginning and end of a vibrating sequence. Still not sure if I want to bring it back due to the pervasive nature of this.
    11-08-2012 03:13 PM
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