So after seeing the behavior on devices connected to either a server running Lotus Notes Traveler 22.214.171.124 Build 201202250956 or Lotus Notes Traveler 126.96.36.199 Upgrade Pack 1 Build 201209141855, (which is 8.5.3 UP1 IF1), I opened a PMR with IBM support. After checking the PMR status online Friday, I saw that an APAR (bug report) had been created regarding the issue. Checking the status of the PMR this morning, I saw that there was an update. According to the IBM team, they are seeing the following:
It appears iOS6 is expecting the user to provision their account with the internet form of the user name (email@example.com) and not the Domino name (Firstname Lastname).Their advice was to remove the Traveler profile from the iOS device and reinstall, but on reinstall, log into the Traveler server with the internet email address as the username and not the Domino user name. Upon trying that and re-testing creating a meeting invite, it worked! The meeting invite color remained what it should and not switching to grey with the dashed lines! So if you're seeing this in your environment, give it a shot! I'm holding out hope for a patch of course. I really don't feel like telling a lot of folks that they have to remove and reinstall the profiles. I mean, who wants to talk to users anyway? ;-)
More updates as I get 'em.