Old Hardware Shakes Up iPhone 5

Remember the old days, when your phone would vibrate and you’d practically jump out of your seat? Those days are back if you have an iPhone 5. Users are reporting that the iPhone 5 has an especially jarring vibration feature, so The Next Web dug into the smartphone and found out that it has an old vibration motor. You want vibrate mode to get your attention, but you don’t want it to get everyone’s attention.

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 Apple iPhone 5

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.