Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to samesense)
Same problem here -- usually with entering password in the App Store. My initial reaction is it looks like what you get when your video card is about to go bad. We have three days left to return the phone to Verizon with no questions asked, but there's a $35 restocking fee and no guarantee of a new phone for another month. I'm hoping its a software issue and we won't need to return anything.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 4:42 PM (in response to samesense)
Many people including myself are having same problem
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 5:04 PM (in response to akipapa)
Definitely a software bug had it happen on my iPhone 5 and then a replacement phone, definitely fixable through software upgrade
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 7:05 PM (in response to bjamesreed)
+1 same issue on 2 phones first one and then replacement.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to samesense)
Yup... Apple ID password. Not always, but very frequently.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 7:19 PM (in response to samesense)
I Have the same problem on my iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S after it upgraded to iOS 5. So it could also be a software problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to samesense)
I'm experiencing the same, but infrequent issue, with a flickering line across the top row of the keyboard on my iPhone 5 when I enter my password in the iTunes Store. Slightly irritating but good to know its a software bug and not a fault with the screen itself. I'm sure a fix will be along soon to what is, in all other respects, a simply incredible device!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 1:12 AM (in response to samesense)
To the guy suggesting taking a screenshot: some of us have tried that already and mentioned it in this thread. The shot is clear, but it's not apparent whether this is due to the fact(?) that screenshot-creation process triggers a refresh before it copies the image to a file.
I think that Apple should acknowledge this issue now. This thread makes it fairly certain that this is a widespread issue which is common enough for a good number of posters to have experienced it on replacement phones. I can see why they would want to be very thorough before making a public statement on this, but if they have not yet managed to reproduce this, analyse and diagnose it then there is something very wrong with their quality assurance processes. All it needs is some kind of official statement on whether those of us having the issue should be seeking replacments now, waiting for a software update, or waiting for a future hardware fix.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 2:00 AM (in response to samesense)
I can't see Apple making any public statements about this, it's not the way they roll. As much as there are possibly hundreds of people commenting on the communities there are probably hundreds of thousands of people experiencing the issue in the wild. Apple are likely to be working on this already along with other bugs which are being experienced by other users of iOS6 on the iPhone 5.
I can only recall (which is not to say it hasn't happened other times) Apple publicly "acknowledging" issues with phones once in the past ("Antennagate"). That was off the back of multiple press outlets around the world and the general tech press all showing off the issue in a very public way and showing the signal drop could be replicated on many, if not all, iPhone 4 handsets they could get a hold of. Thisscreen flickering issue, though present on many peoples phones, may not have the level of publicity which Apple deem necessary to publicly address.
I don't think this is Apple being mean, I simply believe it's something they may already have dealt with and for which a software fix will be released. I'm comfortable with the issue at the moment. If after the first fix/patch comes out the issue still exists I may be of a different mind.
*This is all conjecture and opinion*
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 2:11 AM (in response to mistermacdonald)
Yes, the antenna thing was one example. They also acknowledged battery issues with the 4S shortly after its release, and tried (largely unsuccessfully) to fix these up with software updates. I was hit with both these issues on the 4 and 4S I owned. I am disappointed that this is now 3 for 3 in new Apple phone issues for me; makes me feel foolish for buying Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 3:38 AM (in response to samesense)
I get exactly the same issue, just noticed it so thought I'd hit Google and found this thread.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to fragoff)
Same for me. Appears to only happen when the prompt for apple ID is up and waiting for keyboard input.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to samesense)
Yes, my iPhone 5 and my wife's does this when prompted for Apple ID in the app store.
I noticed it since day one.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to beatmix01)
Excellent. I just want Apple to be aware!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to Britlandco)
In response to businessinsider.com picking up the flickering keyboard story, so Apple can start working on it... Or at least provide explanation so I know it wont get worse? Or something.