iPhone 5 screen showing fuzziness/microvibration pattern?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unagimiyagi, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009

    I've noticed that on the blue background in the toolbar, and sometimes in the keyboard there is, for lack of a better description--a reticular gridlike pattern visible. It's almost as if there is a vibratory pattern visible at times, esp if after scrolling or popping up the keyboard.

    I looked at my iphone 4 and there is no such thing. I only now seemed to be noticing it. My keyboard in the app store also displayed that tearing that everyone is talking about.
  2. DJ Al B Bad macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2010
    Texas, USA
    You know I noticed something odd like this yesterday but it was really quick and I tried to capture a screenshot but did not work.

    Can you duplicate this over and over - if you can, can you give me the steps to do so. I can't seem to make mine do it again.
  3. unagimiyagi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    It will almost be like a surge of electricity causing a quick horizontal shift of the pixels or something, very tiny, almost like the screen will be slightly fuzzy and pixels are evident. I sometimes just move my head or stare at the screen, and it will happen. I did not go looking for this issue, but I've noticed it as I was surfing the internet and I was like, did I just see some type of visible vibration waviness in the screen for a split second? It's happened like 10 times.
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    That's how you know that something in the Matrix has been changed.
  5. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    Does it happen more when scrolling text in landscape mode?
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    This is how you know the matrix has changed...



    This is how you know the matrix has changed...

  7. rmatthewware macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2009
    Sounds like a bad screen. Apple store should replace it for you.
  8. Mystic Eddy macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    Staffordshire, UK
    I've had it a few times but seeing as it only happens intermittently with the keyboard popping up, I can't warrant swapping it out. If it worsens, sure but it's a bit of a trek to my nearest store, not to mention getting the screen protector and carbon fibre skin applied perfectly again!
  9. d510r9 macrumors newbie


    Mar 3, 2009

    As an email came in my iPhone 5 screen at the bottom did the tear/scratch/electric surge thing. Keyboard was not open at the time. At the time I was using speed test and verifying the WiFi speed is ~20-50x slower on the 5 than my 4s. Tested simultaneously multiple times on same wifi network.
  10. mustafita macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2013
    Hi guys, I have exactly the same problem on iphone5. At first times of, I was not sure that my phone's screen has a problem but when I really dive into using my iphone I've figured out that this is a problem. Also I compared the same things with iphone4s there was no fuzziness or microvibrations on iphone4s, flawless purity!
    Can I prove this problem to technical guys?? How did you handle this issue??
    Help plss:(
  11. Spidder macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Open a webpage with (small) text on white background. Then slowly move your phone away from you, try to move it as steady as you can. Repeat.

    Do you mean that?
  12. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    It is called "interlace lines" and it's a problem with the screen's refresh rate. Many devices are suffering of this issue. Just take it back to Apple Store and get it replaced if it bothers you.
    Many users don't even notice it..
  13. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2012
    Odd. I'm always playing on my mum's iPhone 5 (I "borrow" it on a regular basis), and I've never noticed.

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