iPhone 5 graphics problem?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iParis, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    So I was downloading the AirPort Utility app and when it asked me to put in a password there was a grayished/checkered distortion horizontally across the keyboard and would changed every time I hit a letter. This is the first time I've had any issues like this. I didn't think fast enough to take a screenshot, but definitely will next time. Hell, I don't even know if a screenshot would capture that. I'm not going to throw a hissy fit over this since I know Apple will replace it if I'm able to replicate the problem in front of them or am able to capture it with a screenshot. Mine is in really good condition with no scruffs out of box or other issues. Anyone else see anything like this? Also, anyone here actually gotten their iPhone replaced already? The only thing I'm worried about is if for some reason the screen gave out and they didn't have any refurb models in. Oh, and if I take it in by October 5th (end of the two week return period) and attempt a full exchange for a new one as oppose to a refurb model, would I be able do that and just wait for them to get new ones in while still using my current iPhone 5 in the mean time?

    Thanks, iParis. :apple:
  2. TeddyKGBee macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    I had the same thing happen a couple of times when downloading new apps. It sounds like it may be an issue with the software and not necessarily the hardware.
  3. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico

    It happened as you were using the keyboard within the app store, right? Maybe an issue with iOS and/or the app store? I guess we better keep an eye out for related issues happening outside the app store and maybe even outside virtual keyboard use.
  4. vgopal macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    I've had this a couple of times.

    tried to take a screenshot, but the process of doing that fixed the lines across the keyboard.
  5. TeddyKGBee macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    Ya, that was the only time I noticed it. I tried to replicate it through other apps, but it didn't happen. I didn't associate it with the app store until I saw your post.
  6. supervelous macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2010
    I have had this multiple times, all when using the keyboard, whch makes it seem like a software issue, as if it was a hardware defect you'd see screen distortion at other times, like when viewing a webpage or in an app.

    It was always when using the keyboard, but not always in the app store, I've seen it in the search function as well, and im sure other times when using keyboard.
  7. Centst macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Same problem. But I just noticed when I opened a folder of Apps, a thin white line showed across the bottom folder box. I haven't noticed it before or since. And I've used the phone a lot.
  8. 96whitels macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2009
    This happened to me today, for the first time. hit Install in the app store, when password prompt pop-up displayed. ugh lines....

    Either it fixed itself before I took the screen shot, or the screen capture does not catch it.

    Software bug.
  9. Emathieu macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
    It is definitely just an iOS 6 bug. I had the same thing happen to me on my iPhone 4 running iOS 6 beta (I think I first saw it happen in beta 3, but not 100% sure).

    I haven't seen this on my iPhone 5 yet (but I've only had it for a few hours).
  10. therantingalien macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    gaphic problem

    Yup, it's happening to my iPhone 5 too.
    It seems to happen when the keyboard or the graphic/OS part of the system that overlays the rest of the screen, it doesn't happen every time but it happen to me whenever that graphic/keyboard shows up such in the search function or the apple store when I was asked to input my password.
    Seems to be an IOS6 bug that...
    This is unbelievable...I have been using apple products for a long time and I have to say that this is the very first time I am dissapointed with the quality and workmanship of the product.
    and Yes, my Iphone has been replaced once already due to out of the box scuffing.
    I don't want to complain much, but sadly, while at the apple store I went through 5 different iPhones until I get one with no so much scuffing and that is the one I kept. I would've kept opening boxes but the manager at the apple store in 'BayShore Ottawa Mall' refused to keep opening boxes and he basically kick me out of the store saying 'It is normal for aluminium to have scratches'...

    I am still shocked. Anyway, this is not a thread about scuffing so I am sorry about this.
    Long story short, Yes I do have the same graphic problem too.
  11. julietcc macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2012
    Mine does the same thing on occasion - 32 GB white. Everything else is perfect.

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  12. tired macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Same problem. I have Apple Care so I'll eventually take it in and see what they can do.
  13. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA

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