Old Hardware Shakes Up iPhone 5
The vibration motor actually takes up quite a bit of space, given the iPhone’s small size. It sits in the upper-left corner of the device. The motor that appears in the iPhone 5 also appeared in the AT&T version of the iPhone 4, but not in the Verizon version of the iPhone 4, nor the iPhone 4S. Those models have a motor that shakes, well, more smoothly, in the opinion of many users.
The old motor is a surprising choice on Apple’s part, but isn’t likely to sway any purchasing decisions. We’ll see what motor Apple opts for when the next model comes down the pike. What, too soon to start wondering about the next iPhone? Never.