iPhone 5 screen showing interference!!!!

Daftbrush

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Original poster
Sep 25, 2012
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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?
 

unknownbeing

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Sep 18, 2012
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New York
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?
It's an iOS 6 thing. Others have reported this on 4S' too after the upgrade.
 

blackbear219

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Sep 5, 2012
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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.
 

Opstech

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Jan 5, 2010
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California
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.
 

pure3d2

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Mar 7, 2012
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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.
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.
 

italeki

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Aug 15, 2010
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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.
 

rotobadger

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Sep 18, 2007
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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.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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Jun 4, 2008
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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.
 

Opstech

macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2010
526
6
California
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.
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
 

pure3d2

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Mar 7, 2012
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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
Yeah the distortions disappear as soon as I touch the affected areas.
 

Propjock172

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Oct 11, 2012
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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.
 

vastoholic

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Jan 28, 2009
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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.
 

Propjock172

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Oct 11, 2012
2
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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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