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# 37430 13-Jul-2009 13:42
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Hi guys,

soo soo close to purchasing an Iphone 3GS (my first iphone), then i read about them rattling because of a possible fault
in the camera focus.

Can people who have purchased one confirm if they have this problem? or not?

Thanks

Greg


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  # 234708 13-Jul-2009 14:05
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No problem here, although I thought the camera focus was software based not hardware based?




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  # 234715 13-Jul-2009 14:16
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I've not heard any rattle

 
 
 
 


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  # 234728 13-Jul-2009 14:50
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No rattle here



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  # 234748 13-Jul-2009 15:16
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great, it may only be it the US iphones,

if you google it you will see what i mean


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  # 234757 13-Jul-2009 15:27
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Make your purchase, you won't regret it. That kind of thing would be covered by the warranty anyway.

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  # 234783 13-Jul-2009 15:59
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http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/news.phtml/25078/video-iphone-3gs-death-rattle.phtml

You have to tap the phone to hear it..

TBH thats the location of the power switch/mute switch/sim card... I'm guessing its the sim card rattling as it's not a snug fit..

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  # 234825 13-Jul-2009 17:41
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No rattle here......



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  # 234827 13-Jul-2009 17:46
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thanks for feedback

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  # 234843 13-Jul-2009 18:44
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I don't think its US phones, it's any phone with an autofocus camera. And if you're just shaking your phone and hear no rattle then you need to tap it near the camera as per the video and you'll hear it. If I tap my iphone near the camera I hear it, if I shake my phone I don't. Given I don't spend my time tapping the phone it's really a non issue.

If you do the same tapping while the camera is on and tap the screen to focus the rattle stops for a split second while it adjusts.. hardly a fault it's just normal behavior as far as I'm concerned.

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If you say yours doesn't I don't believe you :P

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  # 235455 15-Jul-2009 07:58
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I have the rattle problem. Whether or not its the auto focus is debateable.



If I shake the phone definate rattle - If I hold the sound on off switch I only get the rattle when tapping the camera which some people mentioned.



Whilst I can put up with the rattle the whole phone sounds like its about to become airbourne when it's vibrating...



Could somebody else with a 3GS please to a shake test for me? I wonder if its worth going for a replacement?

Cheers..


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  # 235479 15-Jul-2009 09:25
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Mine doesn't rattle when I shake it, only when I tap it. It's definitely the autofocus on the camera. If you load the camera app then tap the screen to focus then tap the phone the noise will momentarily stop while the camera is focusing.

I've tried tapping other phones with auto focus camera's and they all make noises. My work colleagues iPhone makes the same noise.

It's a non issue as far as I'm concerned, though I was thinking about it this morning and given the noise stops when the camera is focusing perhaps an apple update could move the lense into a position where it doesnt move but the likelyhood of that is slim to none.




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  # 235681 15-Jul-2009 14:44
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My 3G rattles. This probably isn't normal at all, though..




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  # 235685 15-Jul-2009 14:51
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drdanick: My 3G rattles. This probably isn't normal at all, though..


I only get the death rattle when the volume is turned off - The switch is definately loose on my phone, the autofocus seems to be a different issue!!

Oh well we'll see what Apple says i spose ;-/

Cheers.

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  # 237390 21-Jul-2009 10:45
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My 3G rattled really badly. Sent it to vodafone and they responded, 'it is normal for the phone to rattle'. Yeah, because apple would release a product that rattles out of the box. If they wanted it to rattle, there would be a Rattle.app :)



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  # 237397 21-Jul-2009 11:00
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it isnt normal for a phone to rattle, if even one person has a 3GS that doesnt rattle - it means none should really.....

the annoying thing is how hard these are to come by here in NZ and how long it takes to get one, otherwise you could just get your money back and then buy a new one elsewhere hoping for no rattle

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