Graphic glitches on the iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benguild, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    I've never seen this before.
    Today I opened a few App folders and saw some weird grey lines appear within one. Same color as the border.

    Then, within a few seconds, they disappeared without me doing anything.

    Very strange. Never seen visual artifacts on an iOS device.

    Anybody else? Could signal a GPU failure?
  2. ndpitch macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    I saw something like this when I was downloading an app from the App Store. It was a bunch of multi colored glitchy horizontal lines that went away on their own. Weird.
  3. aaiphone macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    I have also noticed some horizontal lines down towards the bottom 1/3rd of the display. I've only taken notice of these also in the App Store screen.
  4. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    Yup, mine were also in that bottom 1/3.
  5. Brodus macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2012
    Glitches during texts

    while typing a text today the bottom third of my screen had horizontal lines quickly flash across the keyboard. Only lasted two or three seconds, but I have never seen that on ios either.
  6. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    I saw it today when I opened a folder. What could it be?
  7. UFBoy2323 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Other people reported this issue too, it's a minor iOS 6 software issue. People also reported it happening on there iPhone 4/4S after updating to iOS 6
  8. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    I noticed this problem a few times the day of purchase. Have not experienced this issue as of late. Seems more like a driver issue than anything else. However from experience, these artifacts are memory related.

    Wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a regular issue. In any case sleep easy knowing you can get a replacement without hassle.
  9. opeka macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2012
    Yeah, like that. I agree that if feels like either a low level driver problem or a hardware problem. If it is a driver why does it not happen in other places?

    Here is what my problem looks like:
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I've experienced a very brief blue screen when launching safari, usually a split second between the transition animation (where the app "expands" into view after being launched) and when Safari actually starts loading/displaying pages. It looks a lot like the blue video screens old CRT TVs used to display when a video source was unplugged.

    Everything seems to work fine right after it happens though. I'm chalking it up to software.
  11. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003

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