iPhone 5 multitouch seems bad.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by h00ligan, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    So since I bought my new phone I noticed I am typing like crazy. Things that aren't even close. At first I figured it was me however it now seems that I am going 'too fast' for the iPhone 5. I can type the same way and speed on the 4s and ipad two without this issue.

    Things like typing the it registers te and autocorrects to something stupid.

    I assume this is a flaky multitouch surface or similar. The phone was setup as new, not restored.

    What I am wondering is if anyone else with the iPhone 5 noticed a decrease in keyboard response. Obviously I can try a factory restore (and will) but I figured I'd ping the forum before doing so or going through the arduous exchange process.

    Finally as a long time apple customer.

    I'm returning my retina mbp another time, not be problems... Dead pixels on the first, loose case on the second and image retention.

    The 4 and 4s were plagued with home button issues.

    iMac has an uneven screen color.

    Their support is great but qc is in the toilet.
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I suspect this is a simple software problem. The iOS will get a little better with auto-correction and your typing style over time. Since you set up the phone as new, it basically has to start from scratch.

    Apple may have also tweaked the algorithm in iOS 6, leading to other changes you notice.

    I suspect it has little to do with bad QA.
  3. parrot5, Sep 23, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2010
    That's right. If you had restored it, it would copy your preferences (along with what the iOS has learned about your typing preferences and positions) over to the new one.

    Update: I know people are skeptical about copying preferences over, but you could always do a "reset network settings" if you encounter Wifi or network problems .
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    I noticed this issue as well, I really hope the two posters above me are right. I'm typing this on my 5 right now, and its painfully slow, as if half the keys won't register. This is on a replacement 5 as well; the original had the same issue.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    I've noticed something weird while typing as well. I also don't hear every "click" from the speaker. It sounds as if it's trying to catch up with me. I thought maybe I wasn't typing as well as on the 4/4S becuase of its new form factor, but I'm pretty sure it's some kind of issue with the phone. Maybe we're too fast. :p
  6. thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Thanks or the responses.

    The 4s is running ios6 too, so it's os agnostic afaik. Unless of course they use different drivers. Or maybe the coordinate calculations are off a bit.

    Anyway. Knowing others have seen this will save me some time for now. Cheers.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    I think it's a glitch in iOS6. I've noticed it in certain apps, occasionally while texting too.
  8. macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Can type really fast on this and it keeps up.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    I notice this during the iOS 6 beta. Whenever you start to type really fast it only clicks like every 3-4 characters. So far no issues with my i5 tho
  10. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    It is definitely skipping some keys when I type too fast for it. Doesn't happen all the time but enough to piss me off. I've become quite adept at typing on the iPhone so this nonsense is really irritating.

    Edit: and this is my number one irritation with Android phones - keyboard always lags behind my typing.
  11. TheMacBookPro, Sep 23, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012

    macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    I thought it was just me, but I am having the same issue. When trying to type 'here I am attempting to type quickly on my shiny new iPhone 5', I end up with 'Her I am attempting to type quickly o m Sony new iPhone 5'.

    It just misses some letters completely. I never had the same issue on my previous iPhones or my iPad, so it likely isn't an issue with the way I type?

    edit: this was in Notes, not a non-updated app.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
  13. macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2006
    I have only noticed issues with apps that havent been resized for the display. Near the edges of the app don't seem as responsive as normal.
  14. macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2011
  15. macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2011
    I noticed too. Doesn't keep up with me like my 4s did..
  16. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  17. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Yea I noticed this with tapatalk
  18. macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    Is multi tasking enabled in ios6 yet? Cant seems to use 5 finger action to close app
  19. macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    That's iPad only.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    i remember the feature works in iphone as well.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Hey guys, the iPhone 5's screen is bigger. Therefore the letters are spaced farther apart. Of course you're going to be miss typing at first. I know I did. You'll figure it out in no time though.
  22. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Derp. It's exactly the same width. How can it be spaced out further apart
  23. macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Turn it landscape and try to type the way you would with your 4/4s.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013

    According to a new report from The China Times, Apple seems to be considering a new display technology, dubbed “touch-on,” for use in its next-generation iPhone to address issues with the current “in-cell” display found in the iPhone 5. The Cupertino California company has reportedly contracted with Chimei Innolux, Taiwan’s largest LCD maker, for the next-generation panels. Apple’s interest in the display technology was prompted by alleged “interference problems”

    For those of you who are unaware, the iPhone 5 marked the debut of new touchscreen technology in Apple’s smartphone in the form of in-cell touch panels. This allowed for a thinner design by combining the touch sensor and display into one component. Rumors of Apple’s adoption of in-cell panels swirled in the company’s overseas supply chain for months, which proved to be true when the iPhone 5 was released. Shortly after, an issue arose with the iPhone 5 display in which the screen pauses or seemingly ignores touch input. The problem can be seen by rapidly swiping back and forth diagonally on the touchscreen on the iPhone 5, while previous iPhone models aren’t affected by the issue.

    Initial reports suggested that the iPhone 5 scrolling “glitch” was in fact a hardware issue related to the new iPhone 5 in-cell touch panel. The recent report from The China Times supports the same conclusion, explaining that the technology has embedded the TFT touch panel and touch sensors on the same side, resulting in interference. The report also reiterates the earlier reports that claimed production issues with the in-cell technology led to supply constraints of the iPhone 5 at launch. The “touch-on display” technology from Chimei Innolux on the other hand is said to be both thin and durable while offering better touch sensing capabilities.

    The only way we’ll find out if the report has any valid information is when Apple releases some concrete information, which is unlikely to happen for quite some time.

    Source: The China Times via AppAdvice
  25. macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2012
    Orchard Park, NY

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