I mentioned in my iPhone 4S review yesterday that the vibration of my new iPhone is different. iFixit guys know why. In their teardown of the 4S, at step 16 they find the vibrator motor:
- Out comes the vibrator motor. It appears that Apple elected to go with the linear oscillating vibrator that we found in the Verizon iPhone 4 as opposed to the rotational electric motor with counterweight in the AT&T version.
- This vibrator motor is quieter, softer, and all-around less annoying than its counter-weighted predecessor.
(Thanks to the several readers who sent this in.)