Unresponsive Touchscreen IPT5

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by riptide747, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. riptide747, Nov 20, 2012
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    macrumors member

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    I have an iPod Touch 5g and a lot of the time the sides of the screen don't respond to taps and require multiple taps to finally select something. Could this be correlated to the scrolling glitch?

    Edit: If it is the in cell tech, will apple be able to fix it with a firmware update or are we all just screwed until the next year's iPods come out?
     
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    Zmanbaseball2

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    Hold home and power button until apple logo comes up that should work
     
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    A hard reset won't fix the problem as its apparent in all iPhone and iPod touch 5's
     
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    Zmanbaseball2

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    Try throwing it on a wall. LOL . It is defective. Get a replacement from apple.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    This seems to happen with near all the iPhone 5s (not just the iPod touches) I have seen and played with. There definitely is something wrong with the capacitive touch input.

    Perhaps the in-cell touch panels are at fault?
     
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    They are not as touch sensitive.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    So even with IGZO displays, will the sensitivity remain or be rectified?

    Hope that at least, if not the next iPhone, then the next next iPhone rectifies this somehow with an improved technology.
     
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    It is part of the "thumb rejection technology" that is in iOS 6, my friend has a 4S that started doing it after the update. You have to press the keys more firmly and deliberately. In other words you're typing wrong. :D
     
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    I've only noticed this when swiping to unlock the device, sometimes it takes multiple swipes. Other than that though its really responsive, maybe you should take it to the Apple store and get a replacement.
     
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    Definitely not "all" such products and most certainly no problem whatsoever with my touch 5. If anything, sometimes I find the screen almost too responsive to the lightest touch - and have to back out of a lot of ads because of that.

    Take the iPod touch to an Apple store and demonstrate the issue.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Nothing wrong with my 5th Gen. Touch, either.
     

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