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Video shows latest complaint from Apple iPhone 5 users: static lines on QWERTY

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Video shows latest complaint from Apple iPhone 5 users: static lines on QWERTY
So far the Apple iPhone 5 has come out of the box with nicks and dents and the heralded mapping application  that came with iOS 6 does a great job of getting you lost. Some owners of the phone say that it is leaking light. Now, the latest problem to affect iPhone 5 users has appeared on a brief ten second video. It shows static lines running across the handset's virtual QWERTY keyboard. According to those affected by this glitch, it only happens when users try to enter their password for entry into the Apple App Store or iTunes Store.

Arrow shows nick on new Apple iPhone 5 right out of the box

Arrow shows nick on new Apple iPhone 5 right out of the box

Because Apple changed the look of the App Store and the iTunes Store along with the layout of each, many believe the problem is software related. That was confirmed by an Apple support rep who said the same thing. Apple iPhone 4S owners are nor experiencing the same problem which hints that the static lines problem is exclusive to the new model.

So far there has been no word about this from Apple. The Cupertino based manufacturer has been hearing a lot of, uh, static recently from those finding blemishes on their new phone the first time it comes out of the box. While there are other mapping apps that can replace the Apple Maps application until it can be perfected, there is no magic fix for the blemishes that are appearing on what is supposed to be a flawless new device when you first take the Apple iPhone 5 out of the box. As for the static lines, we're sure that a software update could remove those unsightly things.

source: CNET

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posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:57 18

1. Mightymack (Posts: 74; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


smh..

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 12:59 24

44. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


I wonder if iPhone 5 owners are actually getting a half-baked and poorly made, highly non-innovative product or is it the magic iP5 came with.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 14:01 18

52. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Apple- "You'r touching it wrong" !!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:00 1

58. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


come on. can android fanboys(like myself) think of better ways to bash apple

the Your XXX it wrong joke has got so old(for over use on 50% of all articles on this site)

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:11 2

59. Apple. (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Bash and trash Apple as much as you like Android fans, End of the day Apple is and will lead.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:54 13

65. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Except in market share, total smartphones sold, and features. But certainly in QC related issues.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 17:00

67. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


dude apple fan, android fan or whatever... stop hiding in the closet! you and anyone knows the iphone 5 isnt horrible! iOS6 is cool but the iphone 5 is horrible. and before you me an android fanboy, im not, imma iphone 4s fanboy! IPHONE 4S FANBOY FTW

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 00:53 2

93. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Both ios6 and ip5 is horrible!!
Apple is only good at winning Lawsuits and...isHeEps!!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 05:34 1

95. jscipher (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


learn how to arrange your grammar before you start discriminating stuff.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 07:02

97. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


s**t off...Who Cares?? It was a mistake

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:39 14

61. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


"This patented technology is a battery saver; utilizing 20% Less energy.." - Says Apple.

"B.S." says me.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:59 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder if Apple will do an exchange for a replacement unit for the static lines issue? They did replacements for defective iPad displays (theater lighting is one example). Of course, that was clearly hardware based.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:49 20

23. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iDoubt it, Apple will argue that these lines are both iParAllel and iPerpendiculAr and, therefore, a necessary component to their new diSplAy mAtriX. They will also assert that "you are looking at it wrong."

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 05:39

96. jscipher (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


thats never in anyway funny or creative,c'mon is that the best you can do.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 12:10 6

38. StephenGalop (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


You are using it wrong. No exchange for ya!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 13:02 2

46. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Might be an issue with the display.... There seem to be problems with production yields of the thinner, new-fangled displays. This may be an example of a hardware failure. At least the display can be swapped out relatively easily.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 13:51 1

50. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Issue? What issue? There is no issue.

Oh, you're probably thinking of the new encrypted keyboard feature. Apple cares about your security, and with this new feature, you will feel safe typing your password, secure in the knowledge that anyone glancing over your shoulder won't be able to glean your password because they can't read the keyboard.

Encrypted keyboard, patent pending (and savagely defended).

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 21:46

87. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Actually when the keyboard does that, at that moment, they are being hacked, someone is taking a screenshot of their password, dang...sketchy huh?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:59 39

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


...and more iPhone 5 issues to come...

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:44 18

22. Seymur (unregistered)


Stay tuned

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:00 32

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


new in-cell display technology!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:13 16

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


YAY I LOVE IT :D

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:29 12

18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


"Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. That is normal."-SVP of Marketing of Apple.

A totally different issue for the iPhone 5.

Any problems? Deal with it.

from:http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-head-of-market​ing-comments-the-iphone-5-scratches/

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:39 11

20. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


and that makes ip5 naturally magical lol.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 11:17 6

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol I know the i$heep will say "I are cooler than you because my iPhone 5 has static lines & your phone doesn't. Cheap Android phones!"

YES real high quality is that new iPhone 5! lol

+1

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 11:35 7

32. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


The sad part is: such big lines for such a small display.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 11:41 6

33. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


lol. now i am waiting for their svp of marketing to come up with something like, "its only natural for a magical screen to show static lines."

+1

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 13:00 3

45. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


THAT IS IT! I am tired that the iPhone 5 is so much better than my Galaxy Nexus. So to get those AWESOME static lines on my phone, I am going to slam my phone to the ground.

Now the iPhone 5 will never be better than my GNex!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 14:09

54. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


it was never better than nexus.
btw i am lovin AOKP jb 4.1.1 on my GNEXUS

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 14:56 1

57. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah I run with Eclipse Build 15. Build 16 is right around the corner.

Very smooth, fast & has all the customization options I want. I know it doesn't have what AOKP has but I just love the smoothness & battery life I get when I run Franco's Kernel @ 1.8GHz with 512GPU.

Smooth like the butter on that comes with my Alaskan King Crab Legs.

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