iPhone 5 screen showing interference!!!!

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  1. Daftbrush macrumors newbie

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    Whilst typing my password in to download an app on my iPhone 5 I noticed a red interference, like you would get on a TV flashing with broken lines accross the keyboard part in portrait mode. It lasted for a few seconds and I was unable to take a screen shot in time. There was no other electrical device around and I've never seen anything like this on any of my previous iPhones. Very worrying.

    Do you think I should take it to the Apple store and get them to replace it? I bought it via my phone service provider (Orange) so hopefully this shouldn't be a problem.

    Has anyone else had a similar issue or could this just be an isolated problem?
     
  2. unknownbeing macrumors 6502

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    It's an iOS 6 thing. Others have reported this on 4S' too after the upgrade.
     
  3. blackbear219 macrumors regular

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    One time I had a few pixel height rows of "static" go across the top row of my keyboard when I was typing a text message. Almost like there was a loose connection or something, hard to explain. But I haven't seen it since so no harm no foul.
     
  4. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    It’s happening to me too. I wouldn’t worry about it now. I had an apple visit and they acknowledged the glitch and offered the trade. It also started to do it on my 4s. It has to be a software issue. I kept my flawless (hardware) black i5 and said I’ll wait for the iOS update. I think it’ll be addressed soon. If not, I’ll turn it in.
     
  5. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    Are you guys referring to this glitch effect?

    http://youtu.be/ZdAa0FUz3R4

    I had this happen about 3 hours ago but it was across the ASDFGHJKL row of keys. Then an hour ago, it happened again and that's when I took my wife's iPhone 4 to make a video of it. As soon as I touch a key, the artifacts go away. I'm really hoping this is a software issue because my phone is visually flawless so I don't want to swap it out.
     
  6. italeki macrumors regular

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    Laser line on left side of iPhone 5 screen

    Apple told me to do a restore, but it did not help. I had to swap mine at the Apple store. Thank God they had a replacement.
     
  7. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Happens to me occasionally as well. I don't think it's a hardware issue. Also, if this is as bad as it gets and only happens once in a while, it doesn't really bother me.
     
  8. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    You'd think with one major OS update a year and not even a major one at that this time around there wouldn't be as many issues. But my god someone should be fired for iOS 6.
     
  9. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    Very similar to the video. Did you notice it went away once tapping the grid? It's a software issue. No return for me. I'll wait for the update
     
  10. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the distortions disappear as soon as I touch the affected areas.
     
  11. Propjock172 macrumors newbie

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    For what it's worth, I have the iPhone 5 and have noticed in the last few weeks about a half dozen times, jagged colored lines go across the display at random places. Usually very brief and like someone else stated, haven't been able to get a screen capture. I have also experienced the "white static" as shown in the YT video. Is the general consensus that this is an OS situation? I really don't want to trade in my i5 as I know it would be replaced with a white box model. I know how mine has been treated since the day I got it.
     
  12. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure in other threads, people have stated having the same issue on other devices running iOS 6. So I would say its an OS glitch and not hardware. If that is the only problem with your iP5, I would not exchange it.
     
  13. Propjock172 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Vast. That is the sense I was getting too... guess I'll just ride out the storm like others and hope that .1 is released soon and it addresses the issue at hand.
     

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