OMG iPhone 5 vibrates stronger: here's why

OMG iPhone 5 vibrates stronger: here's why
If you have just upgraded from the iPhone 4S to the brand new larger-screened iPhone 5 you might have a feeling that it’s not just larger but vibrates stronger. It’s not just you - the new iPhone 5 switches the oscillar vibrator for the good old rotational vibrator used in a ton of phones including iPhones prior to the 4S.

The Verizon iPhone 4 and then the iPhone 4S were the first iOS devices to come with a new smoother and generally more precise and quiet vibrator. It’s called a linear oscillating vibrator. So why didn’t Apple keep it?

The answer seems obvious when you look at the comparison pictures below. The new linear vibrator is much larger than the traditional rotational vibrator and with the new iPhone 5 obsessing over a swim waistline and light weight every point of an inch counts.

Many users have complained they’ve missed calls because of the weak vibration on the iPhone 4S. Have you experienced the same, and is Apple really solving a problem here?

source: The Next Web

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Omg...who cares?

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

girls with good wet-proof cases

17. Droiddoes unregistered


15. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

OMG...who cares...what you think.

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Vibrate is too strong will loss parts or screws adjust setting to lower vibrate is an option.

14. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Before the sheep realize, their iPhone would have fallen off part by part just by vibrating! So just to set the record straight...the vibrator used in the iPhone 4/4S was not Rotten Apple claims everything out of their piehole is innovative!

3. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Are you sure all of the Apple iPhone users were complaining about missed calls...due to the weak vibrator?

5. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

thye might have covered up their phone with those fancy coveres in phonearenas recent post.

4. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

OMG now it will create earthquake

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

So that middle aged single depressed cougars could also use their iPhones as a vibrator . Lol

9. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Damn it.... you stole my line. However I saying that too many soccer moms wrote letters to Apple complaining that vibration was too weak.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

8. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

ha ha lovin all ur comments guys :D

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


11. zer00

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I miss the old one in my Verizon iPhone 4 now it sounds loud and cheap.

12. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Nokia 3310 lol earthquake

16. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why is this even a news.......... It seems Phonearena can't pass a day without mentioning anything iPhone related............

18. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

Just to let you guys know, the gallery view really sucks. I don't see why someone would enjoy using it. Especially since this is a mobile news site, where alot of people will be trying to navigate the stupid thing on a small screen.... I'd suggest canning the gallery view in favor of a list with pictures. And also a mobile site. PhoneDog did a pretty good job, use them as a role model.

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