The iPhone 5 'static lines' keyboard glitch is a software issue, to be patched with the next iOS 6 update

The iPhone 5 'static lines' keyboard glitch is a software issue, to be patched with the next iOS 6 update
With some iPhone 5 units, on screens where you have to enter your Apple ID, a few fuzzy things appear, which might frighten you at first, considering the static lines look like the display is about to give up the ghost.

Apparently the problem is software-related, nothing to do with the in-cell touch display, as it mostly appears in certain situation where Apple now separates the keyboard pop-up window from the app it is running in, like during the above-mentioned Apple ID input. It has, however, also been appearing in app icons and individual letters.

There has allegedly already been a customer complaint reply from Apple's service, saying that the issue will be fixed with the next update: “…Apple is aware of the issue & that they’re working on it. It will be patched in an upcoming iOS update. It’s confirmed to be a software issue. Why it only happens on some devices, she didn’t have details. The bottom line is that they’re working on it now & we will have a solution.

Have you experienced the "static lines" on-screen keyboard software glitch with your iPhone 5 unit?

source: Apple (support forums) via TNW



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46 Comments

1. Kostas_13

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

Add one more iPhone 5 bug/problem to the list! The list is getting bigger and bigger every day!

2. wendygarett unregistered

Wow Apple, i want my money back :x

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

you have an iphone 5 wendy?

7. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

He's not wendy dude. Just some random asian guy.

9. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

That craves attention.

11. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

But does he have an IPhone5 or not? It would be a new low to have claimed to deserve a refund on a phone you only have in your mind.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly

34. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

and got it too.

13. wendygarett unregistered

meh, just sayin :D

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I do, and honestly haven't had a single issue with it.

19. twilliams5108

Posts: 14; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have had mine since sept. 21st and I have not had a single issue with it as well.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly that's when I got mine too. Camped out.

23. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

You camped out for a phone?AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH​AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH​AHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Apple fans never fail to amaze me :)

24. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

I camped out for Halo 3. I camp out for black fridays every year. Only enthusiasts will do that but if you dont have friends and cofee its no fun at all. Luckily I ddnt have to camp for my iphone. Apple stores usually have plenty to go around. Regarding the fuzzy lines. Ive seen it couple times. Its pretty cool. Tried to take a screenshot but it disappears after.

29. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Lots of fun bro.

32. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I camped out for my Galaxy phone once too... Turns out it was the "Service and Repair Department" :/

26. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

If only u knew what I had to keep me occupied. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH​AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

28. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I'm glad u did man, in amped out too its a lot of fun to b honest. Great experience

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No you don't.... Who cares! Wow just look and pose with the phone....?

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Wha???? not holding it wrong? Not a user error? Oh wait, jobs is gone they now only deny 80% of the issues instead of 100%...

6. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

How Innovative!

25. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Yea just like your comment :)

8. ilia1986 unregistered

Apple spokesman: "Yes, we are aware of that. Yes. Wait, here's Mr. Cook - he says that.. Oh. Right. Wait, what issue? I'm sorry, this is one of our 200 new magical and revolutionary innovative features in iOS6 - iLine. Now, when you are in a password screen - the keyboard will become flooded with static lines - so that people won't see which keys you press to enter your password. And yes, we patented it!"

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Weak! And I laugh at almost anything

20. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

no you only laugh with other weak apple trolls like yourself and there stupid comments, you only find it funny when its not against your beloved apple

30. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Dude u r a bug a boo

43. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

a bug a boo..........have i gone back to nursery or summit

31. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I remember u used to rep apple to the max dude. What happened?

35. ilia1986 unregistered

I discovered the truth.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Which is

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