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

A video shows the latest complaint from Apple iPhone 5 users: static lines that run through the virtual QWERTY keyboard on the phone; for now, the problem only occurs when someone is typing in their password at the App Store or iTunes...
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73. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

i agree if its just a painted aluminum , but claiming its anodized means the color is totally incorporated in the metal. which makes it hard to scratch, hell even my old n8 which i dropped a couple of times survived without any scratches.

78. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I scratched my n8, trying to test its aluminum unibody. It did leave a white mark that I can't remove. By the way, I used a cutter for doing so. And f**k*ng regret every second of doing so. :3 If being dropped, it's not a problem. But scratching it will be a problem.

82. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

that is one tough cutter. the way people describe the aluminum of the iphone though it seems like just putting it in your pants with keys would scratch the aluminum back, which never happened to my n8. Never did try to use cutter to scratch it though. forgot to mention it got a dent when it fell but suprisingly no chip offs or scratches since the color of the dent was the same. Which made me appreciate anodized versus just coated.

90. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

What I love about my n8 was it's plastic top and bottom. :D It fell from the second deck of my double deck bed, and I didn't notice that there was a dent on the plastic top. It's amazing because the color of the plastic top and bottom was like made from core to crust. :D

85. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

haha, my Desire S is aluminium, but I only chipped it after a 6 feet drop.. not out of the box.. and that's from a company that is not doing so well these days.. so what about the magical fruit? so magical it leaves you blinded..

5. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

I thought I was in the opening scene of back to the future watching that video.

6. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Ouch.......... Problems doesn't seems to stop for iPhone 5, users are digging in for one problem after other in iPhone 5................ Sh*t like this do happen, when you don't do proper quality checks............ Apple time to cut back on your huge proit margin, and bring back manufacturing of ios device to USA from mainland china..........

86. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

what does bringing back manufacturing line back to USA if apple will still come up with half-baked products? Even if you get the best in the states, if apple is still playing catching up like this and rushing their products, these problems will still surface.. and many of the iPhone 5 problems are software related problems, and there is no way those foxconn workers have anything to do with that.. of course, the chipping may and most probably their faults (or maybe the QC team).. but all these static lines and map fiasco, it's all apple.. the only thing apple should do is to start innovating again and stop litigating..

7. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

apple customer say my iphone never has problems .....50 million iphone none get exched yea ok theyre replacements like every other company and the new ios6 sw sux ....the maps is one of them busy exching ip5 lmao #ISHEEP

43. SleepingOz unregistered

'coz these are not considered as "problems" by Apple actually! They're part of the new feature called iSsues developed by the iSue department/Apple Inc, Cupertino, CA.

9. tkvdog

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

jibraihimi Absolutely Nails It Period Nuff Said.

10. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I'm curious 'cause i dont generally follow releases of new apple products, but have all the previous iPhones had so many issues?

15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

actually no. Apple products never have problems. obiousily users are typing wrong.

83. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not sure if trolling or being serious....

11. wendygarett unregistered

To those reader who had an iPhone 5 and you feel that it is trashy fragile or dated... Can you please donate to me? :)

84. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LOL Wendy gets a +1 from me.

88. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Sorry PapaSmurf, I meant to +1 you, and Wendy, for straight up laying it out there and asking someone to give her their i5, nice.

12. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

When you buy a second rate, outdated, inferior product, you should expect a user experience and results of the same caliber!

13. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Im back..... Just got the new jelly bean update for the bout a year later still the best phone out..... Im a Graphic designer..... The 5mp camera is not bad... nexus receives updates other androids phone will stop receiving after a while.....if you like apple get the 5...if you like android get a nexus..... And my adobe flash still works....I must say apple has fell behind nothing new and exciting bout the 5 they could have did better then this...

14. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

You're using it!!!

16. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

They say we'll be blown away by iPhone 5 but so far the only thing that's blown me away is the number of problems and complaints that iPhone 5 brought along.

17. WilliamJE

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 03, 2012


19. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

boy for a company like apple to have many problems on their flagship phone is not surprising to me. Again simple solution is return or better solution don't buy one at all. I bet there will be even more problems coming It will give you a headache if not already. YOU never see these kind of problems with any Android or Windows phones ever.

21. steve_jobs01

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

You're looking at it the wrong way!

24. Gary123

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Problems started to come when Steve Job left....

25. Aeires unregistered

Agreed. Steve was a tyrant for quality, Tim is just a bean counter. From other articles I've read, there's a big disagreement between the hardware teams and the software teams on what the direction of the company should be. That would never happen under Steve's direction. And of course, when your designer is knighted, you get more emphasis on hardware than software. Even die hard Apple fans were let down with iOS 6. The iPhone5 does look good though.

41. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Wasn't he still at the helm when the antenna fiasco occurred?

55. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

yea but its arguable that with the cancer treatments and such he was undergoing, he was pretty physically depleted, so Im sure his mind wasn't focused on it.

26. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

What a nice launch... The iphone 5 looks much cheaper than 4/4S model...Feels cheaper also with the aluminum back. I don't know which is worse... The glass breaking on the back of previous models, or walking around with a dent in the aluminum back of the iphone 5. The longer 4 inch model looks antiquated...The length of the phone should have been matched by width also...IOS6 still has that bored blue background in the mail app, and so on...MAPS--go figure...I'm lost...Do not disturb--built in feature in nfc, no sd...Missing major components in 2012 to even compete with Android....Still wondering how they will continue to come out with 6, 7, 8 and so one.

27. ilia1986 unregistered

So.. The iPhone 5 should definitely add these to it's feature list: - An easily scratched back - Display light leaking out of the body - Yellow spots on display upon touching it - Display flickering And now - static lines on the keyboard. iPhone 5. The worst iPhone. Since iPhone. LOL.
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