iPhone 5 Touchscreen Bug Discovered By Game Developer [Updated]

BY Jason

Published 9 Nov 2012

Folks at Recombu have published a video which shows a bug with the iPhone 5 display, which was first observed by game developer CMA Megacorp.

They’ve observed the iPhone 5 screen stops responding to touch inputs when you slide the finger across the screen in quick successions.  

As they’ve demonstrated in the video below, iPhone 4S units running iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0 don’t seem to be affected by the bug, whereas iPhone 5 units running iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0 exhibit the problem, which could indicate that it is a hardware related issue.

The problem could be due to the in-cell display used in iPhone 5. The in-cell display technology integrates touch sensors into the LCD, which eliminates the need of a separate touch screen layer. The absence of a separate touch screen layer not only helps to make the screen thinner, but it also improves the quality of displayed images. Colors get a boost, too, with color saturation that’s 44 percent greater than before.

While the average user may not notice the glitch, it could be a problem while playing games that need quick diagonal scrolling and swiping motions.

Check out the video below and let us know if you’ve noticed this issue on your iPhone 5:


We were able to reproduce the bug on the iPhone 5 and the 5th generation iPod Touch as well. So as iMore reports, it seems to be an issue with the 4-inch display.

[CMA MegacorpRecombu via 9to5Mac]