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  • Glitch With iPhone 5 Touch Screen May Pose As Problem for App Developers and Users


    Everyone with an iPhone 5 probably enjoying their four-inch display right about now. Unfortunately, some developers arenít having too much fun with it. According to CMA Megacorp, an app developer in the UK, the iPhone 5 has a touch screen glitch that affects swiping in a diagonal motion very quickly.

    Above is a video from Recombu that demonstrates the iPhone 5 versus the iPhone 4S in terms of this glitch. To try and make the the test as fair as possible, there are two of each iPhone Ė one running iOS 6.0 and one running iOS 6.0.1.

    The iPhone 4S, both on iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.0.1, performs just fine in scrolling up and down in the Mail view. As soon as the spotlight gets put on the iPhone 5, both on iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.0.1, you can see how the display doesnít even register some of the swipes and just goes about its own business in some cases.

    As of this writing, it is not known if the issue is software-based or hardware-based. If it is indeed a software problem, then Apple could easily address it in a future software update. If it were a hardware problem, then Apple would have to ship fixed units from this point forward, which would continue to leave current iPhone 5 customers at a loss.

    Most applications arenít going to require any vigorous swiping like this, but some games do. In games like the Infinity Blade series, where you are swiping diagonally to attack monsters, you may be vigorously swiping to try and inflict as much damage as you can in the shortest amount of time possible. This glitch could make it difficult to win these types of games. In other situations, you may just notice the glitch through normal use, but it will occur very rarely and intermittently.

    Have you noticed Apple's new four-inch display ignoring your swipes lately?

    Sources: Recombu via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Glitch With iPhone 5 Touch Screen May Pose As Problem for App Developers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Browning151's Avatar
      Browning151 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Have you noticed Apple's new four-inch display ignoring your swipes lately?
      Never noticed it before but I tried it after watching the video, my iP5 does it.
    1. DreamAce's Avatar
      DreamAce -
      Yup happening to mine.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Problem will be fixed with the iPhone 5S!
    1. jzhu625's Avatar
      jzhu625 -
      just tried on my iphone 5 no problem
    1. TTGator's Avatar
      TTGator -
      Yup, mine too.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      I checked my phone at 1:31 since i have the same notification for my Nexus lol
    1. JustBrenden's Avatar
      JustBrenden -
      I have seen, mostly with spotlight, my taps don't register. I have to sometimes tap "Search Web" up to 3 times for it to work

      The button highlights blue, but doesn't launch safari when I remove my finger
    1. 0055's Avatar
      0055 -
      I just tried on my iP5 and could not get it to happen... Tried in every diagonal direction several times...
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      I try 5 times and only happened to me once on my iPhone 5 iOS 6.0.1 but honestly an average everyday user won't ever run nor find this glitch. But as for devs this sucks.
    1. strongbad1905's Avatar
      strongbad1905 -
      Mine does it and also on the slide to unlock, if you try doing that fast it will fail to slide the entire way across.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Mine does it....crap!

      Oh wait...maybe that means I can exchange it for a new one that's possibly unlocked!!!!
    1. JustBrenden's Avatar
      JustBrenden -
      Quote Originally Posted by strongbad1905 View Post
      Mine does it and also on the slide to unlock, if you try doing that fast it will fail to slide the entire way across.
      Mine does too. A few times a day I'll go to unlock, but it won't unlock and the slider "sticks" to the right side instead of popping back to the left.
    1. Sk8r4life66's Avatar
      Sk8r4life66 -
      Thats why i have an ipod touch 1g hehe.
      
    1. PuertoRoc's Avatar
      PuertoRoc -
      Yea Mine Does It Too But I'm Pretty Sure They're Gonna Fix It Wit A Later Update Like They Did The Keyboard Glitch Wit iOS 6.0.1 Update !!!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by PuertoRoc View Post
      Yea Mine Does It Too But I'm Pretty Sure They're Gonna Fix It Wit A Later Update Like They Did The Keyboard Glitch Wit iOS 6.0.1 Update !!!
      IF it's a software problem. If not, then that won't be happening that easily.
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Duplicated on iPad mini just now. It was a bit tricky to find a large, vertical list in which I could try it.

      I actually think this is some kind of feature to filter out noise or bad input.

      [edit]
      I uploaded a video to YouTube that shows my iPad mini demonstrating the "issue."

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5CTjn0O7Vk
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Would you expect anything less from Apple recently? They've dropped all quality control on everything and releasing IOS and devices with so many bugs its no wonder iPhone is losing to the Galaxy S3 now.

      Looks like my predictions are coming true. Apple are shooting themselves in the foot and its showing. If they keep at it the way they are going in 5 years there will be no iPhones as they would go broke with all their crap they are doing to themselves.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Would you expect anything less from Apple recently? They've dropped all quality control on everything and releasing IOS and devices with so many bugs its no wonder iPhone is losing to the Galaxy S3 now.

      Looks like my predictions are coming true. Apple are shooting themselves in the foot and its showing. If they keep at it the way they are going in 5 years there will be no iPhones as they would go broke with all their crap they are doing to themselves.
      Why is that you keep posting here? Ahhh it must be for your love of apple products.
    1. sion_c's Avatar
      sion_c -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Would you expect anything less from Apple recently? They've dropped all quality control on everything and releasing IOS and devices with so many bugs its no wonder iPhone is losing to the Galaxy S3 now.

      Looks like my predictions are coming true. Apple are shooting themselves in the foot and its showing. If they keep at it the way they are going in 5 years there will be no iPhones as they would go broke with all their crap they are doing to themselves.
      Thats never going to happen

      Thats never going to happen
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Why is that you keep posting here? Ahhh it must be for your love of apple products.
      hahaha so true. I agree this guy is only here to troll. I mean im all for people constructively criticizing or actually making solid points. But when you talk like this guy does where he just gets on here to comment on stuff its quite irritating.

      You do realize issues on iphones etc. get tons more attention than samsung/android products why? because its a universal phone. However the samsung products all have tons of problems, hell for one they cant even use ram well as in you have to manually close apps and manage ram because software doesnt auto-control very well. There are so many problems with them however no one points them out because its expected with products that a new one comes out the next month. However with iphones they are always expected super quality while samsung products dont need to be nice because theres millions. The iphone gets ragged so much compared to other phones