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Author: GameMaker Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 65991  
Subject: iPhone 5 screen corruption Date: 10/3/2012 10:20 AM
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Lucky me! I got my i5...and twice now, the screen has had corrupted lines across the keyboard. The first time I thought "Ok, that was just a fluke. Just leave it alone. I'm sure it's fine."

Then it happened yesterday.

Dang. Time for another trip to the A-store.

Just thought I'd mention it here. Haven't seen reports on it in the mainstream media. Maybe you guys can blog about it, and then CNN will pick it up, and Fox will turn it into a referendum on Obamacare, and we'll break a national news story right here on the Fool! :)
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Author: PucksFool Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 61006 of 65991
Subject: Re: iPhone 5 screen corruption Date: 10/3/2012 10:54 AM
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You're not alone.

News: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&a...

Apple discussions: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&...

PF

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Author: GameMaker Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 61007 of 65991
Subject: Re: iPhone 5 screen corruption Date: 10/3/2012 1:02 PM
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Ahh, shucks. Google beats me to it every time. :)

Thanks - good to know they won't look at me cross-eyed when I show up at the Genius Bar today. :)

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Author: nml Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 61008 of 65991
Subject: Re: iPhone 5 screen corruption Date: 10/3/2012 1:27 PM
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when I show up at the Genius Bar today

I suspect you will, but I'd sure appreciate it if you would post the results of your trip... or at least their solution / recommendations to the issue..

thanks

Mick

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Author: GameMaker Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 61009 of 65991
Subject: Re: iPhone 5 screen corruption Date: 10/3/2012 2:37 PM
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I'm sorry, after learning that seems to be specific to the App Store (according to the Internets), I decided to save myself the trip - if it's software, and common, they're probably just going to fix it with an update. Plus my schedule went sideways on me at the office, so it didn't work out.

I'll contact them through Joint Venture, though, and will keep the board posted on my progress / resolution.

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Subject: Re: iPhone 5 screen corruption Date: 10/3/2012 11:53 PM
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Did you get a screen grab?

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Author: GameMaker Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 61013 of 65991
Subject: Re: iPhone 5 screen corruption Date: 10/4/2012 12:18 AM
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Did you get a screen grab?

I did - and it looked fine in the screen grab both times.

I got a call back from the Genius this afternoon, and he basically confirmed what I had guessed - it is limited to the App Store, and is at this time not something they think can be fixed by replacing hardware. He said it happened on his phone as well a few times, and that anything that redraws the screen will fix it. So that's why when I took the screen grab, the white flash happened and forced a refresh, which fixed the corrupted pixels. Next time it happens, I'm going to try hiding and restoring the keyboard to test that.

Interestingly, when I talked to him about the purple glare around bright lights, he said it was the first anyone had talked to him about it. I said "Ok, I guess *that*'s the party line on the purple glare, then..."

So, right now - wait and see. It's currently looking like a software issue in the App Store app, which is cosmetic only, so I'm not going to take any time out of my day to try and fix it. I'll keep you posted if I get any info that confirms or contradicts that theory.

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