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Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 2:20 PM (in response to DCamaion)Mine rattles and I had it exchanged today via FedEx. The new one rattles too. No bumper or case of any kind on either. The first phone didn't rattle, that I noticed, for the first month I had it. Oh and the exchanged phone they sent is a blatant refurb that has loose volume/silent/power buttons. So now I have a phone whose S/N doesn't match the one on the box that came with my original phone. Thanks Apple!iPhone 4 16GB, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 2:28 PM (in response to geekstrada)Did you expect to get an replacement phone with the same S/N as the one that you sent back?
Maybe they could have sent you an new box, but that is not the way that replacement phones are issued.HP, Windows XP Pro, iPhone 4 32 GB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 2:41 PM (in response to tsmithband)Mine rattles when it vibrates or when I shake it. I would attribute this to the bumper case since the buttons on it aren't completely firm. If you have a bumper case, that may be the issue so try taking it off and see if it still rattles (mine didn't).iPhone 4, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2010 3:42 AM (in response to tsmithband)I'm onto my second iPhone 4 after the first refused to connect to Visual Voicemail, even after a factory reset; the Apple Store runner I spoke to agreed it was probably easiest just to swap my handset, and indeed following this switch Visual Voicemail worked immediately.
I've had this second handset since last Saturday, and it had demonstrated no issues until yesterday evening. I noticed a clear and distinct rattle coming from the loose power button and, whilst it is in no danger of falling off, it clatters against the casing as it slides from side to side and fails to 'click' as cleanly as it used to. This phone has not been manhandled in any way; on the contrary, it's been looked after in a case and treated as carefully as you'd expect a geek to treat a £500 mobile phone.
I'm in the awkward position of deciding whether to live with it (though I shouldn't really have to), get a replacement (and re-enter all of my data with no guarantee that I won't be back here with another fault in a week's time) or give up on this beautiful nightmare altogether. If I did get it replaced I would certainly not be happy with having to make the additional expenses over again - train tickets to my most local Apple Store in Brighton and a third pack of screen protectors - and frankly this whole experience just makes me think that Apple's quality control has gone to pot.Advent T9204, Windows XP, iPhone 4 running iOS 4.0.1
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2010 7:08 PM (in response to KevLev)My third iPhone 4 is experiencing this problem. If I shake the phone (side to side) you can hear a rattle, but if you push AND hold the power button while shaking it there is no rattle at all. Very disappointing as my previous two phones both had issues with buttons being loosing as well! My mother's phone has no rattles what so ever when shaking the phone, but her home button can be wiggled back and forth. I'm really getting ****** off with Apple's lack of quality control in recent years. They really need to take a step back and get a handle on the crap leaving their factories! People pay good money for these products and they really shouldn't have to live with problems out of the box!Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2010 7:17 PM (in response to pcmike)
My third iPhone 4 is experiencing this problem. If I shake the phone (side to side) you can hear a rattle, but if you push AND hold the power button
I'm really getting ****** off with Apple's lack of quality control in recent years. They really need to take a step back and get a handle on the crap leaving their factories! People pay good money for these products and they really shouldn't have to live with problems out of the box!
Since this isn't really a "problem" that affects the function or durability of the phone, but "affects" only those obsessing about "rattles", it isn't a quality control issue at all (for the iPhone at least).
Virtually ALL iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 units will rattle to some degree, from the autofocus camera and mechanical contacts. If it's made too rigid so as to prevent all possible rattles, the switches, buttons and camera won't function properly.
Message was edited by: modular747MacPro4,1 8 Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4, iOS 4.0, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod Classic, 5 PCs/WinXP SP3
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2010 3:20 PM (in response to tsmithband)Yes, mine does. When I shake it, it rattles, and when I tap the area around the camera it also rattles.
This bothers me somewhat so I think I'm going to try and get a replacement.iPhone 4, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2010 8:27 AM (in response to tsmithband)I have the rattle, but it's the power button on top of the phone. I'm sure it wasn't doing it until the last couple of weeks. Every time I put the phone against my ear I ear a tiny click. If I hold the power button still while I move the phone, the rattle goes away. Button must be loose...iMac Intel (late 2007), Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2010 12:42 PM (in response to tsmithband)My 3GS rattled at the somewhat loose vibrate/silence button. I just stopped shaking it and that was that.
My ip4 is OK so far one week in.
My girlfriend's Mercedes has more squeaks and rattles than my Accord…
Annoying but hard to get perfection.Toshiba PC, Windows XP Pro, iphone 4
It can be the sleep/wake button as the button we press down is a a separate component which sit there in the slot and then pushed down on the button below.
Or it could be the vibrate motor which is located in the top left corner of the phone just above the ringer switch. They can sometimes rattle if moved around.
Dib.Mac Pro 2008 (8x 2.8ghz), MBP 15" i5 (2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4 (OS 4.1)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2010 4:39 PM (in response to steinway)I have the exact same issue!
Only rattles when it vibrates (getting a call, message, etc...) and it is in the horizontal position. When its vertical there is no rattle.
So far I have tried this on 2 iPhones 4 from colleagues and one has the same issue. The other does not.
Have you tried this "experiment" with other iPhones 4?
Its very odd
Cheers!Macbook Pro (Late '08) , 2.53ghz, 4gb ram, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4 32gb Black
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2010 8:32 PM (in response to schrader90)Put your finger on the power switch at the top and hold it there. DO NOT PRESS DOWN, now shake your phone and the rattle is gone. Seems that the switch mechanism is whats rattling.Windows XP