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Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?

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Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
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Nov 14, 2012 9:41 AM

New iPad Retina Display seem to flicker when scrolling through Aps when I am downloading an Ap. This does not occur with either my iPad 1 or iPad 2.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to Gandalf The Grey)

    Try a rest: Simultaneously hold down the Home and On buttons until the iPad shuts down. Ignore the off slider if it appears. Once shut down is complete, turn the iPad back on using the On button. In some cases it also helps to double click the Home button and close all apps from the tray before doing the reset.

  • jbthree Calculating status...

    I am with you Gandalf.  I just picked up the iPad 4th Generation with Cellular yesterday at the Apple Store.  I have owned every iPad generation to date and this is the first time I have noticed the flickering / jerkiness of the screen while scrolling through the App Store.  I know the Home / On button reset process and tried that first.  I did a search on Google and someone has also posted to YouTube the same issue with the iPad Mini.  The OS is the same as it was on my iPad 3rd Generation which implies that Apple has a hardware problem.

  • ZenFury Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to Gandalf The Grey)

    I too am having this issue. Never experienced with original or ipad 2, and my wife hasn't mentioned it about the mini. We have 5 iPads in the home, and mine is the only one doing it (I also have the only 4).

  • ZenFury Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:40 PM (in response to Gandalf The Grey)

    Well, historically, anytime a company replaces the 'old guard' that started the company with a new, money focused management team, as they more closely watch the bottom line, innovation and quality assurance seem to be the first to go...  It's sad, but its inevitable when the only real focus is profit...  This may well be the end of the apple we knew, and what we can expect of future products.  I love my iPads, have since day one. This one is heavy in the hands, especially compared to ipad 2, which I have been trying to overlook because of the retinal which is quite beautiful, but this flashing and flickering really ruins the experience....

  • killhippie Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)

    I have the new ipad retina (iPad 4 really) I dont have this issue though I set mine up as new and its been fine.

  • ZenFury Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:10 AM (in response to killhippie)

    Mine was set up as new in the apple store.  That's not where the issue lies...

  • Raj2live Calculating status...

    I have the same issue in brand new iPad with retina display. Happens only when installing an app and scrolling in App Store. Doesn't see an issues anywhere else. Took it to store and they couldn't tell whether is hardware or software issue even after many resets. They said they will replace it with a new one. Opened a new one out of box and I tried doing same thing with that and saw the same issue in it. No point exchanging and returned with my original iPad. I believe it's a software glitch however any announcement from Apple would be great.

  • kiko-man Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I am having the same issue on an iPad 2. Prior to iOS 6.01 had never noticed this; upgraded a couple of weeks ago, now I have the screen flicker when scrolling in the AppStore, scrolling video thumbnails on the Netflix App, and also when vertically scrolling on some websites. Have tried all solutions including closing all apps, resetting, even restoring the iPad from scratch and reinstalling the apps (Rather than from a backup). Nothing seems to work. I would revert to iOS 6.0 if I could to see if this resolves the issue, but I'm not sure that is possible. I am NOT impressed - hopefully Apple will release an update to address this issue!

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