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Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

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.

  • 1. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    Here is the video that shows the issue from another user, this seems on my unit only to affect the "Apps" when downloading.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=394n4yG3TAM

  • 2. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (24,040 points)

    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.

  • 3. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    This is brand new out of the box, I didn't expect it to start off this way.  I always make sure other programs in the background are not running.  So not sure if this will resolve it, but I will give it a shot.

  • 4. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    jbthree Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • 5. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    jbthree:

     

    I am returning mine, I am done being a test project for companies, I will buy another unit when they resolve the issue.  The whole Hold down Home buttons doesn't reslove this problem at all, as it is either a software glitch causing the hardware to flicker or it's a hardware issue and I am done dealing with those!

  • 6. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    jbthree: I can pretty much confirm this is a OS issue as I exchanged my Retina Display for the iPad Mini, some thing occurs so it is a glitch in Apples OS that needs to be fixed. Ironically the iPad mini seemed to work better especially the WiFi, Apple should have put a Retina display on this device and kept the same price and they would have sold more IMHO.  I think it is the OS with the new units hardware not working together, so it's very hard to say if it, is one or the other just yet. I have 14 days to return this one, and if Apple doesn't release some thing that fixes it, I will return it and wait. On the Mini it only happens when I am in the App store and nowhere else, where on the iPad Retina display it happened App Store and other areas. Maybe the first batches are affected it will be interesting if anyone else sees it as an issue or not.

  • 7. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    ZenFury Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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).

  • 8. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    ZenFury: I have the Original which has been rock solid but that is on a different OS, the iPad 2 is fine as well. I just picked up the iPad Retina display and returned it as it was pretty bad. I am now trying the mini, it's not as bad. Apple is getting pretty lame lately with there OS affecting thier hardware, and this is just another example.  Out of dozens of items this is the second time only for me, so Apples track record has been good, but not lately!  The very first iPod Mini just died on me a few days ago, so there old stuff seems to still hold up well.

  • 9. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    ZenFury Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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....

  • 10. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    Gandalf The Grey Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    I totally agree, on profits verses good products. Been a huge fan for years, with, very little issues. I loved the Retina display as well but didn't see the huge difference on such a small screen, however I would love to see it truly shine on a 27" iMac!

  • 11. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    killhippie Level 3 Level 3 (645 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.

  • 12. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    ZenFury Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • 13. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    Raj2live Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • 14. Re: Screen Flicker with new Retina Display iPad?
    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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