iPhone 3G Interface doesn't register touch exactly... Is this normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by App1eBen, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. App1eBen macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I got my iPhone 3G 16GB last week and so far I love it. There's so many apps in the app store, I could spend tons of hours just trying out new programs. Everything else about it is beautiful as well.

    I just have one little gripe. I noticed that I constantly mistype characters when typing a mail or text message. I wondered if it is due to my weird finger anatomy or if the touch display doesn't react accordingly.

    So I downloaded a few paint programs like Scribble from the app store and I noticed that the touch display doesn't react right underneath my finger when I touch it realll softly, just barely so it registers my input, but that the input registers a few millimeters, perhaps 5mm, to the right of my actual input. Oftentimes when I use the keyboard to type a message and try to press the letter "F" for example, it always seems to register "G", so I need to press waaaayy on the left of the letter to actually hit it.

    I hope you get what I am trying to get across. Perhaps this is normal. I mean, how "exact" does your iPhone register any input at all? What's the margin of error that's tolerable?

    Many thanks if someone could give me a little feedback.

    Other than that, this iPhone is the most awesome piece of technology I've ever come across. Wasn't a big Apple fan before, but sure as hell am right now.

    Many thanks,

    Ben
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    The screen probably wasn't calibrated right at the factory. Call Apple and get a genius appointment they will more than likely give you a new phone.
     
  3. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    +1 - You'll have a good phone in no time. :)
     
  4. App1eBen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, I will do that. Thanks for the speedy reply, guys!! :)
     
  5. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

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    You are smart to post your issue. I've played with many other touch screen phones and they often have the issues/unresponsiveness/calibration problems you're talking about. The iPhone, however, does not. Like the others said, just make an appointment and you'll soon be able to enjoy your iPhone without those problems. :)
     

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