Anyone notice the touch response is not as good as past models?

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  1. JimMacFan macrumors regular

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    I was going through settings and trying to slide items off and ON. I noticed that sometimes it does not register my finger swipe. Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    I was actually going to start a thread about how much the response has IMPROVED. I think the in-cell tech is really awesome. I find the 5 to be super sensitive.

    Maybe its your phone.
     
  3. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    No
     
  4. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    I was worried about this happening when I heard they we're changing the type of display but mine responds just as good as the 4/4S
     
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  6. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

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    Was thinking the same. Sometimes it feels my phone reacts before I touch it. Very sensitive.
     
  7. trlyka macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes I notice on my 4 that if my fingers are very dry or cold, it doesn't register as well. Breath on your finger tips to add a little moisture for resistance and see if that helps.
     
  8. jsgreen macrumors 6502

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    I'm on an iPhone 4 updated to iOS 6, noticed that the sliders are definitely different, takes a couple of tries sometimes to get the button to change.
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yep and there's a scientific reason for that:

    To a capacitive screen, we're the rough electrical equivalent of a six foot diameter bag of water.

    That's because our blood vessels are close to the surface of our skin, and blood plasma and electrolytes are very conductive.

    When we're cold, those capillaries are closed off, we become less of a conductor, and the screen will have a harder time detecting us.

    A couple of decades ago we did a lot of capacitive screens for casinos, and got experience with thousands of users. There was a small percentage of people who just never registered well on the screens. Some wore lots of lotion, some had callouses and perhaps some just didn't have good bloodflow to their fingers.
     
  10. Cripps macrumors regular

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    A very sound explanation.
    I have very poor peripheral circulation due to medication mishap and touch does not work well.
    I use a stylus.
     
  11. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Some on here have said this before. I myself have yet to notice it during the day with personal use
     
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    I've found in 6 that I have to "tap" the sliders now, rather than "slide" them.
     
  13. Daz-o-matic macrumors newbie

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    This 'ere. I play guitar a lot, and my fret hand fingertips aren't nearly as responsive as my left hand (I play lefty :D). If I moisten 'em and rub it in a bit then they work better.
     
  14. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    I wanted to chime in so I could subscribe to this thread. I noticed this the first minute I got my 5. I seem to be getting used to it but I have a piece of dust in the middle of my screen so I am taking it in anyway. I am going over the replacement with a fine tooth comb (I feel I paid $500 for the device, it should be near perfect) and will report back my findings on the new phone tonight.
     
  15. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    I've noticed this as well.
     
  16. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Adderall...

    Can reduce Circulation, Causing fingers to get colder than normal, makes the touch screen less responsive sometimes

    Yea, same here. I tried to slide it, but nothing happened. I had to tap it. This happened a few times making think something was wrong like the OP. But it only happened in setting when I tried to toggle something on/off.
     
  17. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Nope, but I've noticed my muscle memory has me hitting wrong spots sometimes. Especially for apps that haven't updated yet. Seems the bottom of the keyboard starts a little higher up.
     
  18. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Yup... Curse those habits. I do that too.
     
  19. joekun macrumors regular

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    Definitely noticing this with sliders.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No difference here, but there are reports of iPhone 5 with unresponsive touchscreens indicating they're defective and should be swapped out.
     
  21. uberpooter macrumors member

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    This is such a troll thread. Like every other thread on here.
     
  22. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    No it's really not. I'm a big apple fan and this is a real issue.
     
  23. mcdj macrumors 604

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    You tell em Internet man.

    I've found that the App Store buttons, particularly the update/buy/install are oddly hard to press, and hard to tell when they've been pressed.
     
  24. uberpooter macrumors member

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    Okay well this thread was made out to be a hardware issue, not a software issue. That is clearly a software issue.
     
  25. formulatwo macrumors member

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    Works great for me.
     

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