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  • tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    Lee Marklew wrote:
    Have narrowed down mine to the power button being slightly loose and rattling, when I put my finger over it, rattle free. Can live with that!

    Yeah that's what mine was (power button AKA sleep/wake button)
  • RayLew52 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My iPhone 4 32GB (got it yesterday) is having a rattle issue too, and considering that I've also noticed that the proximity sensor stops working during calls makes me think it's the proximity sensor. I can't believe Apple is having so many manufacturing issues with these phones. This is very uncharacteristic of them.

    I've checked the power/sleep button, the volume buttons, and the vibrate switch, and none of them is the culprit. Other than the proximity issue and rattle, the phone is great - no reception issue like Gizmodo won't shut up about. I'll make a genius bar appointment and let you guys know what they say.

    This is certainly disconcerting.
  • tomat3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Got my iPhone 4 on day 1 and mine rattles, too.

    Somewhere around the cam in the back.

    pretty annoying to me.

    Anyone got the phone exchanged fr that?
  • Lovingit07 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It may be the Accelerometer (tilt sensors) Both my old phones done it, LG Viewty Smart, and Sony Ericsson Vivaz...
  • RayLew52 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had an iPhone 3G, and never had this issue-I even checked it this morning. I spoke with an AppleCare rep, and he wanted me to restore my phone-which would do nothing about the rattle, but he said might fix the proximity sensor issue. I'm a work and cant take the time to deal with that so I got a case number and will call back later.
  • hyraddict Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Got the rattle too. I already returned one for a replacement b/c there was something loose inside and would rattle when I shook it. The sent me a replacement and this one doesn't have anything loose inside, but when I put down on it's back it definitely makes a rattle sound near the camera. Not sure what to do about it.
  • SwampFoetus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My 3GS used to rattle but I discovered that it was the SIM card.

    Try ejecting the SIM tray and see if it still rattles with the tray out.
  • RayLew52 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The sim tray is not on the top of the iPhone 4 like the 3G and 3GS - It's on the side, so it is not the problem.
  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)
    mine doesnt rattle at all...
  • bsimon22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine definitely has a slight rattle. If I just shake the phone or put it down with the screen facing down it is sold. But if I put it down on the back or tap on the back near the camera there is a slight rattle. My 3GS did this also, but I only noticed it after a while and assumed it was because I had dropped it at one point. Anyone know if this is "normal"?
  • tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    For anyone who is hearing a rattling sound from the iPhone 4 when you shake it. It is the sleep/wake button/power button.

    Try shaking the iPhone 4. You will hear the rattle. Now place your finger on the sleep/wake button and shake the iPhone 4 again and you SHOULD NOT hear the rattle.
  • DarkOneX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Don't shake it
  • RayLew52 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It is NOT the power/sleep button on my phone. I've checked all of the buttons, and it is not any of them. I'm having the proximity sensor problem that others are having, and I'm wondering if it may be due to the proximity sensor being loose. As I mentioned, when I spoke to AppleCare the rep had no idea what the rattle could be, although the genius I spoke with at the Apple Store said that it sounded like it could be the gyroscope, which is located within the top left corner of the phone.

    I'm wondering if I should take the phone back and either wait a few months for Apple to make changes to the manufacturing process or a bit longer until Verizon gets the iPhone- Which would fix not just the hardware problem, but also the problem with poor network coverage.
  • Christopher Keller Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    My iPhone 4 developed the rattle after about a week of normal use. Took it into the local Apple store and they swapped it for a new one without any hassle earlier today. They weren't convinced it was a serious problem, but they agreed it definitely wasn't normal.

    My rattle was definitely the power button, but they seemed to think the cause was inside the phone, specifically the mechanism that handles the vibration. At any rate, the new phone seems to not exhibit the problem at the moment, so we'll see after about a week.
  • RayLew52 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    After checking out some other boards, it seems like the rattling noise in my iPhone 4 may be the camera's autofocus. Apparently 3GS models rattle when you tap on the back by the camera. Can anyone who has a 3GS attest to this? Obviously, if one phone doesn't rattle, then none of them should...
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