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

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.

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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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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95 Comments

1. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

smh..

44. No_Nonsense unregistered

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.

52. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

58. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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)

59. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

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

65. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

67. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 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

93. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

95. jscipher

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

97. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

61. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

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

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

23. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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."

96. jscipher

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

38. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

You are using it wrong. No exchange for ya!

46. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

50. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 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).

87. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 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?

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

22. Seymur unregistered

Stay tuned

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

new in-cell display technology!

8. wendygarett unregistered

YAY I LOVE IT :D

18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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/

20. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

and that makes ip5 naturally magical lol.

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

32. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

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

45. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

54. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

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

57. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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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