Slight rattlling noise when shaken

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  1. ipod

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    Actually it's really not so much of a rattling sound, but more like a metallic moving part sort of faint sound. Is that a problem or is it just like the iPhone 4 and is just the free moving gyroscope that you hear moving around which is normal? I was told in the past that the iPhone 4 produces that sound when shaken due it's free moving gyroscope and is completely normal. Does that apply to the 5 as well? Could it also be from the volume buttons moving around? Honestly though, it's not a big deal to me at all, I really could care less, I just wanna learn what it's about is all, my hunger to learn is never ending. Thanks.
     
  2. ITS ME DAVID

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    Heard its a loose battery
     
  3. ipod

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    Does yours do it? Do it in a quiet room and just shake it somewhat violently in all directions next to your ears, do you not hear it? It sounds like my iPhone 4 but not as bad.
     
  4. iErik

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    My iPhone 5 does it, just as my iPhone 4 did. The loose battery is described as more of a "thud" sound inside the case when shaken.
     
  5. ipod

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    Thanks for the confirmation, buddy.
     
  6. MoneyMaker79

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    All of my iPhones actually have done it. But this time I thought maybe it was the sim card as they had to replace my sim card that was originally in it when I received it. Thanks for posting this. :)
     
  7. becomingwater

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    My 5 does not do that. The only problem I have had so far is my USB cable died and i have very microscopic deformity on the side like everyone else is having but you don't notice it. I'm getting a USB cable over night from Apple
     
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  9. Zanthe

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    Same.
     
  10. ipod

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    I don't recall my other iPhones doing that, but that's most likely because I never shook them to listen for sounds like I have my 4 and 5. And you're welcome.
     
  11. iErik

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    I just shook every iPhone in my house (four total) and they all do it. It's just a very slight rattle if you shake it side to side that's isolated towards the top.
     
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  12. jon01

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    my wife's does, but mine is fine.
     
  13. ipod

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    Sure.
     
  14. Bennyboy

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    It's the camera lens, the one in the middle. The 4s did it too. Nothing to worry about.
     
  15. BeLikeTee

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    I've had my iPhone 4 for 2 years, and this was the first time I violently shook it near my ears. Why didn't I do that earlier?

    There's a super faint tapping-like noise.
     
  16. MoneyMaker79

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    I'm glad you said this, and the topic was made to ask about it. Every time I heard it I think something may have not been put in properly in the iPhone.
     
  17. Bennyboy

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    I noticed it first on the iPhone 4 and freaked out, but after reading about it and calling Apple I came to the conclusion that I can have as many replacements as I want, it will most likely be there. Guess what, I shook every phone on display at the Apple store, plus my fiancée phone, co-workers, they all have the same rattle sound. You don't even need to shake it, just tap slowly around the camera and you'll hear it.
     
  18. Rugaby

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    Don't shake it!
    Reminds me of a story. A guy goes to the doctor. Says doctor it hurts when I do this. Doctor says don't do that.
     
  19. snowtrooper1966

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    As Bennyboy said, it's most likely the camera lens rattle that is associates with the camera lens upgrade introduced with the 4S.
    You can confirm this by lightly tapping w/fingertips on the back near the top.
    It's not a defect.....
     
  20. MoneyMaker79

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    See, that's unfortunate that it rattles. I'm sure Apple has gotten many complaints about this, or just being afraid that their iPhone is messed up.
     

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