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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Touch Recognition Issue on iPhone 5, 5th Generation iPod Touch with Rapid Diagonal Swipes




Recombu follows up on a Tweet from UK developer CMA Megacorp addressing an issue with recognition of rapid diagonal swipes on the iPhone 5, posting a video comparison showing the issue on devices running both iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1.
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The glitch which as far as we're aware hasn't previously been spotted by anyone, manifests itself as a dropout of touch input when quickly scrolling diagonally across the screen. [...]

Using the Mail app to clearly demonstrate the quick scrolling action, we dragged our finger back and forth diagonally from bottom right to top left on each phone's display. Sure enough, whilst both iPhone 4S's handled the fast paced scrolling to aplomb, one iPhone 5 struggled to hold its concentration, dropping and picking back up touch input whilst the other stopped registering input altogether.
The report notes cause of the issue is unknown, but iMore has confirmed that it also affects the fifth-generation iPod touch, suggesting that it may be related to the technology behind the new 4-inch display with in-cell touch technology being used in both devices.

Given the unusual rapid diagonal swiping motion required for the issue to appear, most users will notice it rarely, if at all, although certain apps such as Fruit Ninja and Infinity Blade that rely on such swiping motions could be affected by the issue. But given that it has taken two months since the launch of the iPhone 5 to even be noticed, it seems that the glitch generally does not have a significant effect on real-world usage.

Article Link: Touch Recognition Issue on iPhone 5, 5th Generation iPod Touch with Rapid Diagonal Swipes
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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Typical, post Jobs, quality control issues.

EDIT: Tried it on my iPhone 5 and I have the same issue. Scrollgate
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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Typical, post Jobs, quality control issues.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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Fruit Ninja Gate!!!! On my way to the Apple Store to return my iPhone 5. Play Fruit Ninja was the only reason I got this phone!!!!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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inb4:
-the Nexus One and the HTC Desire had a similar problem and of course it was a major issue
-on the iPhone 5 it will become a feature or an insignificant issue for 200% of the users.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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Fruit Ninja Gate!!!! On my way to the Apple Store to return my iPhone 5. Play Fruit Ninja was the only reason I got this phone!!!!
One out of five, maybe. Fruit Ninja rocks!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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Fruit Ninja Gate!!!! On my way to the Apple Store to return my iPhone 5. Play Fruit Ninja was the only reason I got this phone!!!!
My, you DO live in a funny world, don't you? (Of course I fell for Game Boy, I confess)
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:13 AM   #8
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Interesting. I have noticed the same issue and feel the sensitivity on the touch screen has lower than it was on the iphone 4 and 4s. Sometimes the touchscreen doesn't read certain commands, e.g., swiping on an email to delete.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:14 AM   #9
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Holy ****

I've encountered this glitch in Temple Run and Infinity Blade and I thought I was going insane hahaah
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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Holy ****

I've encountered this glitch in Temple Run and Infinity Blade and I thought I was going insane hahaah
can anyone else confirm this?

Why doesn't it stop responding in the maps app?

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Just tried it and I have the same thing on my iPhone 5. But to be honest I never ever need to scroll on my phone like in that video. And I've had the phone since day 1 and never experienced this in actual use so for me it's a non issue.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:47 AM   #12
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Just tried it and I have the same thing on my iPhone 5. But to be honest I never ever need to scroll on my phone like in that video. And I've had the phone since day 1 and never experienced this in actual use so for me it's a non issue.
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I just replicated it as well (both upper-L to lower-R and upper-R to lower-L) and I still don't care.
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You are scrolling it wrong!
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You are scrolling it wrong!
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You are scrolling it wrong!
does apple even bother to test its devices any more... i mean if you make a damn touch screen wont you touch it in every way possible before mass producing it?
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You are scrolling it wrong!
Ever disliked OSX 10.6 window dragging behavior through trackpad. For me it was a real bug by not allowing me to release the window immediately after dropping it. My only options were either for a delay time or a "drop-with-a-double-tap" approach.
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That joke is so old last time I heard it I fell off my pet dinosaur and broke my wooden underwear.
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Interesting. I have noticed the same issue and feel the sensitivity on the touch screen has lower than it was on the iphone 4 and 4s. Sometimes the touchscreen doesn't read certain commands, e.g., swiping on an email to delete.
I've noticed this problem too. Same with swiping to delete a voicemail. Really anything you can swipe to delete.
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It's definitely software related. I can replicate it while looking at a list of my emails and scrolling there. If I open an email and try it within the email, it doesn't have any problems.
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Where's the downvote button when you need it
Where's irony when you need it? Oh, there it is: right in your comment.
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Suggest you forget about it because:
Typical, in this forum, always some dumb posts from dumb ass.

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Where's the downvote button when you need it
Just vote it up and then unvote it and you get the same satisfaction. Works for me
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Where's the downvote button when you need it
Agreed. No way to tell a bad post it's bad.

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And Jobs would have very possibly approved of the iPad Mini as it is. The screen looks fine for 99% of the target audience and that is who would matter to him.
99% was never good enough for Jobs. He was a perfectionist. Sure he did not always get 100%. But he sure aimed for it.
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Typical, post Jobs, quality control issues.
Jobs gave the okay on the iPhone 4's antenna. Talk about quality control...
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