iPad Pro Touch screen responsiveness

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  1. fenjen, Dec 22, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015

    fenjen macrumors 6502

    fenjen

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    Hi guys,

    After putting a screen protector on my iPad pro the other day I immideately noticed the screen ignoring some of my inputs (mostly soft touches or touches with sides of my fingers that have callus). Thinking this was the fault of the screen protector, I took it off. I did test the screen a little bit however and I found that without the screen protector it was better, but the screen was still ignoring some of my inputs. This is something I have never experienced on my iPhone and I tried it on an iPad Air 2 (which is known to have a touch screen that is a little less sensitive to touch than the other iDevices) and while it was worse on the Air than on the iPhone, it's nowhere near as pronounced as on the Pro.
    I've tried this on two iPad pro's and both behave exactly the same, so I don't think this has anything to do with my unit.

    Now there are two possibilities as to why this is would happen.
    1) As with the iPad Air 2, apple has decreased the polling rate of the screen to save battery life.
    2) There was a video that demonstrated that the iPad Pro has a system wide palm rejection built in, without even using the pencil. This palm rejection might be built to reject more touches than the other iPads do.

    What are you guys' thoughts? Has anyone even noticed this?
    I usually use my devices with screen protectors but to me (and this might be somewhat due to my fingers having more callous than average, but still) this is really pronounced and makes using the iPad kind of tiring and annoying.
     
  2. Shmanky macrumors regular

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    I returned three iPad Air 2s this year for this reason assuming it was some kind of defect. I'm disappointed to hear that it's the same thing with the iPad Pro.
     
  3. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    Mine is INCREDIBLY responsive. Like instantaneously, perfectly responding to even the smallest touches.

    I would say: go play with one at the Apple Store to see if it feels better than your iPad, and return yours if you feel it's defective.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Never had this problem with my Air2, no problems either so far with my Pro.
     
  5. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In the store is exactly the same. I'd say it's not that noticeable when using normally without a screen protector, but since the Pro is less responsive than the other iPads a screen protector just makes it a lot more noticeable.
    When testing the iPads for responsiveness though, I'm using them in a way I wouldn't normally, using the edges of my fingers very very lightly to see if they respond. The pro is definitely less responsive, though it is just probably not noticeable when using normally without having a screen protector on it.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    To me, rejecting that kind of light touches would be a feature, lol. It'd prevent unintentional mistouches.

    I think you need to stop testing the devices in ways you wouldn't touch them for normal use, and just concentrate on whether it annoys you during regular use. Perhaps use without screen protector, or try different screen protectors, as some are better than others about not interfering with touch responsiveness.
     
  7. aevan macrumors 68000

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    I don't know what you're talking about. I have tested the Pro, Air, Air 2 and Mini 2 side by side in the office after reading this and they are all equally responsive to slightest touches. Perhaps you have a faulty unit?
     
  8. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You didn't really seem to get where I was going. When I wasn't using a screen protector, I didn't notice it. I never said it is a problem when using the Pro without a screen protector. The point I was trying to make that this reduced sensitivity (and yes, I'm a hundred percent sure it's not just my Pro, I tried it on three different Pro's and my finding where exactly the same) causes problems with screen protectors, and as I'm accustomed to using a screen protector on all my devices, this is a problem to me that occurs during "regular use", because when I put a screen protector on, the device suddenly becomes nearly unusable to me. I might try a less thick plastic one in the future though, but that's kind of a bummer since plastic is less permeable to light than glass, so the screen becomes less bright then when used with a glass screen protector.
     
  9. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502

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