11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2013 3:16 PM by Reuben Feffer
Steven Richason Level 1 (0 points)

If looking at it from the front...

 

Disconcerting, to say the least. I want to know if it's a common problem vs. my iPhone thing.

  • wingsmith Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes, lower left louder than lower right corner.

  • GabeZs Level 2 (225 points)

    I would suggest not doing that.  If the glue really does need to cure (assuming they used it), your going to buy yourself issues.

  • StilesCrisis Level 1 (0 points)

    For what it's worth, mine doesn't creak.

  • GabeZs Level 2 (225 points)

    Keep in mind you have to press pretty firmly at the corners, but they all do it.  I've been able to replicate it on a few.  If you haven't tried it, don't.

  • StilesCrisis Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm telling you, I'm pinching the lower left/right corner as hard as I feel comfortable doing it, and it's completely solid and silent.

  • wingsmith Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm not pressing hard at all. The two corners click loudly when pressed gently. This is not normal.

  • GabeZs Level 2 (225 points)

    I think people describe it differently.  Some call it a pop, while others call it a creak.  What I noticed personally was that it was easy to feel as you pressed down.  You can feel the glass rubbing against the aluminum body as you press down.

  • wingsmith Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes, there is movement. The screen dips down into the aluminum frame when pressed.

  • jbhmacpro Level 1 (55 points)

    Yes! I searched for this problem and landed on this thread.

     

    Read this everyone...... I'm not pinching *hard* or using great force. FAR from it. We are talking touch type interactions here with regard to pressures applied.

     

    Using a pinching motion at 9 o'clock on the phone (center, left edge) it's most easy to identify. If I hold the phone by the chassis edges and press on the center, left edge of the display I get a disconcerting pop or creaking sound. It seems as though the display was not glued flush in this area.

     

    Yes it's a sign of poor assembly and I will be returning this unit for a replacement. Needless to say my 5 does not do this and no amount of "convincing" will get me to believe this is anything but poor assembly. Odd given how identical the 5s is to the 5 you would think the process would be identical.

     

     

    Steven Richason wrote:

     

    If looking at it from the front...

     

    Disconcerting, to say the least. I want to know if it's a common problem vs. my iPhone thing.

  • 2FSt Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue when I press the upper right corner of my iPhone 5s

  • Reuben Feffer Level 2 (205 points)

    My iPhone 5c, which is just 5 weeks old, has started doing this. Sometimes when I pick it up, I notice that the glass in the bottom-left corner moves in a bit, and makes a faint clicking sound. The glass seems to be moving slightly INTO the plastic frame.

     

    Seeing how I just spent £549.00 on this iPhone 5c, and it's still brand new, I'm not happy.