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IPAD 4 screen flicker when I'm with the App Store

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TechRec23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 29, 2013 6:20 PM



I just have my new Ipad4 last January 27, I noticed that while downloading a certain Apps in App Store then scrolling to look for more application my screen would flicker like flashing or something blinking on it. I don't know what happened, why is it like that? Is it somewhat connected with hardware problem or does Ios 6 version still have a bug? I've tried using safari to browse and scroll somethings and google chrome its not like that. It's just when I go to App Store that will be the time my screen would flicker? Hope you could help me regarding it. Thank you so much.



Kind regards,




iPad, iOS 6.1
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,340 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to TechRec23)

    Not normal. Take it to an Apple Store for evaluation.


    Make a Genius Bar Reservation


     Cheers, Tom


    PS There's no need to double post.

  • armyofd0rkness Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2013 11:44 PM (in response to TechRec23)

    I bought an iPad 4 on Feb 9th and I started noticing what you described recently.  My girlfriend uses an iPad 3 and I showed her the flickering on mine and said she's definitely never seen that before.


    I talked to two Apple phone reps both of whom said they'd never heard of this.  I brought it into an Apple store and the Genius acted like she'd never heard of it.  She replaced it with a new one but, get this, THE NEW ONE ALSO DOES IT.


    oh well.  I guess as long as it's just this I can live with it.  I'm hoping it's just a software issue and an update fixes it.

  • armyofd0rkness Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:18 AM (in response to TechRec23)

    It was very frustrating to me how everyone kept acting like no one has ever heard of this before.  I kept saying "Google it!"


    As to why no one was able to explain anything to me, um... no one knows anything?  Plus it was like 10 minutes until closing so she probably wanted me gone.


    I just tried surfing YouTube in Safari like you said but I didn't notice anything.  But then I checked the App Store and it still flickered.


    Either this is happening to lots of people and no one is saying anything, or we have very bad luck.

  • ggranger2010 Calculating status...

    I had a "Hardware Issue" with my iPhone 5 - and Apple said it was 'rare' when I spoke to them about it. In the grand scheme of things, even 10,000 iPad's that have a screen-flicker issue is a small number compared to the vast demographics, and population of the iPads.


    It is frustrating, but one reason that keeps me happy as an Apple customer is their support, warranty, and that they stand behind their product. Can you go to your local "Samsung" store, and replace your phone that was damaged by water, or the screen broke?


    Regarding this issue, how high is your brightness set? Try turning that down a bit until Apple can get a replacement iPad 4 in your hands...

  • Mah21e Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to TechRec23)

    I have this sameproblem too...In fact, in my went crazy with many more applications opening andclosing on its own. I have an Ipad 4 which I bought on Feb 14th 2013. I am just waiting for an update to happen and see the flickering go off. With the recent update my current version is ios 6.1.2

  • S.YogaMurthY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 6, 2013 11:38 PM (in response to TechRec23)

    Hi All,

    I bought a new Ipad 4 and found the same issue while downloading apps from itunes. The issue is not present anywhere in the system (As far as i worked & i hope so it should not be present anywhere). called apple customer care and they say they are not aware of this issue. So i pinpointed the link to them.Still they are not believing the issue.


    I got the ipad just a week before.spent a lot of money on buying the device.


    Such a big company should not be avoiding customers like this.

  • KimG211 Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to TechRec23)

    Hi All,


    I also have the same issue. I have noticed that it is only specific for App Store while scrolling down, but for other apps it's okay.. Hope this gets fixed by an update.. Just bought mine 2 weeks ago.. I also tried in restoring the device, still it flickers on App Store..

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