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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

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posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:00 15

1. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)

Omg...who cares?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:48 23

6. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

girls with good wet-proof cases

posted on 29 Sep 2012, 15:37

17. Droiddoes (unregistered)


posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:35

15. rasinhussy (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:01 7

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

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

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:40 2

14. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 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 innovative...as Rotten Apple claims everything out of their piehole is innovative!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:15 6

3. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)

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

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:20 4

5. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:19 10

4. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

OMG now it will create earthquake

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:55 6

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

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

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:41 2

9. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 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.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:55 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

lol check Smosh video


posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:06 3

8. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

ha ha lovin all ur comments guys :D

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:53 3

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:14 1

11. zer00 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:22 2

12. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

Nokia 3310 lol earthquake

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:10 2

16. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 29 Sep 2012, 22:58 1

18. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 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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