iPad Touch sensitivity reduced on Air 2?

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  1. rgusa8 macrumors member

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    Coming from an iPad 3 here, just got the Air 2 yesterday and I'm noticing some reduced touch sensitivity here and there. On iMessage, I usually have to tap the send button twice in order for it to send. Also, on the Simpsons Tapped Out, a lot of the taps don't register at first, have to tap things repeatedly sometimes. Meanwhile. Things like typing on the keyboard respond instantly, so I'm hoping it's just an OS issue and not hardware related?
     
  2. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    I noticed it too. I think its iOS 8 in general.
     
  3. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Same issues here. Very random and only once in a while. But iMessage has that slight delay always before I can hit send. On my air 2 and original.

    iOS 8 is a just a giant pain for so many stupid little things.
     
  4. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I've had the same issue with the keyboard. But I had it on my Air 1 too. I'm pretty sure it's OS-related. Just like the freezing. I was hoping it would be corrected with the last update but it wasn't. Seems like my iPad freezes up when typing 5-6 times a day. Really beginning to tick me off.
     
  5. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Waiting for the guy to post that he doesn't have this "problem".
     
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    I've applied a Tempered glass on it and it lost about 30% sensitivity when scrolling with the side of my finger. No noticeable difference before I applied it.
     
  8. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Yes you do. You just don't know what to look for. Enough said.
     
  9. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    no sensitivity reduction, but have occasionally had a lack of response when clicking google links, pretty sure its an ios bug
     
  10. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    This.
     
  11. ipadlvr macrumors regular

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    It is the software. App is busy doing something else.
     
  12. sethlution macrumors regular

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    I think it's a problem with ios itself. My 5S sometimes fail to register touch as well. The irony is that it never had this problem while I was running 8.1 beta. It only starts appearing when I restore to the offcial release version. :rolleyes:
     
  13. ipadlvr macrumors regular

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    I miss the days of fake leather stitching and an OS that worked
     
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  16. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My Air 2 screen seems to be exatly like my Air 1. No difference that I can detect as far as touch goes. But I do like the solid screen and better quality display for sure.
     
  17. Mechayoshi macrumors regular

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    I noticed imessage acting weird even with my old Air, so it's definitely software.
     
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    Touch sensitivity is way better than on my iPad 2.
     
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    Ding! Thread completion challenge: Unlocked!
     
  22. Release macrumors member

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    I'm noticing the same thing. What's weird though is that if I repeat the exact same things with a stylus, I don't notice any decrease in sensitivity. Even tapping lightly with the stylus picks things up. No idea why a stylus would pick things up better than a finger. Usually it the other way around.
     
  23. Berkeley384 macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same issue - to me it can't be a touch issues as the buttons clearly change colour indicating the screen has sensed the touch, but the game does not acct the command

    Anyone have the link to the EA thread ?
     
  24. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    It's iOS 8 problem. Apple have done some under the hood changes to make sure Android users don't feel bad about Lollipop anymore.

    In all seriousness, some responsiveness has been lost since iOS 8. The worst release ever by :apple:.
     
  25. pdawg macrumors regular

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    I've noticed this too. Hopefully it is the OS, and there will be a fix vs it being hardware specific.
     

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