Touching works with finger slightly lifted from the screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kronborg, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. kronborg macrumors member

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    #1
    Some of you probably know, but it was new to me.

    Playing Jetpack Joyride, i noticed that the screen would keep registering a touch after lifting my finger ever so slightly. Works best when using a thumb flat on the screen, because of the larger area, I guess. Must be the capacitive touchscreen doing its thing! Just never noticed before. You can test it with the lock screen slider, or basically anywhere else.

    It only seems to work when the finger is leaving the screen, not when it's approaching it. Anybody knows why?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Same reason it works through a transparent film or clear front case. Capacitance.
     
  3. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed this too, kinda cool i guess? i guess its just the way the capacitive touch screen works.

    Bugs me if i accidentally click an app but oh well
     
  4. M Quick macrumors 6502

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    That was one of the first things i noticed with the first iPhone i got and also made me choose iPhone over any other touch phone as all other phones back then had resistive touch, which is crap when it comes to the user feeling...
     

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