If, like me, you handed over a bit too much money to Apple for an iPhone 5 in a fit of ‘ooh, new and shiny thing’ stupification, you may have noticed a little bug with the keyboard. And, like me, you may have been worrying that it means your phone will have to be replaced. Well, worry not.
The guys at The Next Web have donned their detective hats to try and get to the bottom of what’s causing the iPhone 5 keyboard’s sporadic spazzery, with reassuring results.
The issue (as shown in the video below) seems to show its face whenever you’re required to enter your Apple ID password, such as for purchasing apps, drawing funny lines across the board and flickering intermittently.
The reason? Apparently it’s a back end software problem caused by Apple deciding to separate the keyboard window from the app it’s running in (such as the App Store). It’s complex stuff if you’re not au fais with Objective C and Springboard, but suffice it to say, it’s to do with software instead of hardware, and there’s a fix on the way…
An (admittedly unverified) account from a post on the Apple support forums had this to say, after apparently contacting Apple:
“…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.”
Source: The Next Web