Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to The_Proph)
Mine does this too. I believe it the sleep button on the top of the phone. Makes it feel/sound cheap.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to George Cassello)
i checked my coworkers, as well, and it has the same noise. i still get it, when depressing the button; could this mean it's something with the internal housing that holds the button in place. you can understand my desire not to start out with a phone in which a connection is going to wiggle loose as soon as the protection expires ... i'd really like to get a solid answer before giving up.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to George Cassello)
d'oh. long thread already, of course, here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4352474?start=0&tstart=0
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to The_Proph)
In mine the battery was loose. Apple tech wanted to glue it back but I changed the phone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 5:52 PM (in response to agiamiu)
yah, the battery problem happens. you can exchange for a new one or try doing the push test (may stop rattling sound):iPhone 5, iOS 6
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to The_Proph)
Noise Problem cured !!!
My iPhone 5 made a rattling noise when shaken after it had "a few falls"
I read in one of the forums that it was the battery coming away from the adhesive.
I checked iFixit teardown of the iPhone 5 and noted the very large battery which occupies two thirds of the screen space from left to right (starting from above the headphone jack side).
I'm not surprised that if it comes loose that it is the cause of the clunking rattle.
One of the forums contributors suggested gradually pressing all the area of the phone on the outside that overlies the battery inside pressing hard between front and back over all of the screen area from left to right that fronts the battery inside. In this way one pushes the battery back on to the adhesive !!
It works perfectly - Problem cured !! - J B Walsh