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Old 11-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 touchscreen glitch found, a hardware problem

It is a hardware problem, confirmed by several sources. Basically rub the screen diagonally for a few seconds and the screen will stop responding any touches, but it recovers after a few seconds.

Samsung can probably put this in its next commercials, saying the Galaxy has bug free touch screen.

First noticed by game developer CMA Megacorp, the iPhone 5 appears to react differently than previous generations of the device when sliding a finger diagonally across the screen in quick succession. The average user might not notice the glitch, but the issue could be a problem for game developers that rely on quick diagonal scrolling and swiping motions. As highlighted by Recombu in the video above, “the problem is exacerbated by scrolling diagonally and as you can see only occurs on the iPhone 5.” In the video, we see the theory put to the test on two iPhone 4Ss and two iPhone 5s, one of each running iOS 6.0 and 6.0.1, indicating the issue might indeed be hardware related.

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Apple has probably patented the glitch anyway.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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I'd be weary buying Apple products from Walmart now.

That is terrible. People who cannot respect merchandise should never work in retail. But I assume it happens everywhere.

Those at Walmart's corporate offices were not amused by the antics. "We've seen the video of several nightshift associates destroying merchandise in the back of one of our stores in August and, as anyone can image, it made us wince," a Walmart spokesperson tells NBC News in response to inquiries about that clip. "We are also embarrassed." She adds that the "associates involved no longer work for Walmart."

At one point in the video, one of the men is seen throwing a box to ground. "Sorry about that, iPad," the person recording the video says. "Hope nobody buys that."

"[W]e haven’t received any returns of this merchandise," the Walmart spokesperson tells NBC News, in regards to the items seen in the video.

The video, which — despite being recorded in August — appears to have been uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, with a caption claiming that "[e]mployees at a Pikeville, KY Walmart filmed themselves purposefully damaging iPads." It caught a great deal of attention after a Reddit user posted a link to it on the popular social sharing site. "[T]his was sent to me by an employee of this store," the user explains in a comment. "[T]hey're fired and prosecuted as well." The employee who sent over the video "confirmed that those are indeed iPads," the user adds.

A representative for the Pikeville Police Department tells NBC News that "nothing has been reported" in regards to such an incident so far, casting some doubt on the claim that legal charges were pursued against the individuals in the video. He suggests that perhaps Walmart handled the issue internally, though.

The Walmart incident doesn't mark the first time we've seen employees document abuse of merchandise, of course. Photos of a Burger King employee standing in bins containing lettuce and a Taco Bell employee seemingly urinating on an order of nachos have previously appeared on the Internet. The individuals involved in those incident were terminated.

The message offered by each company involved had the same feel as the Walmart spokesperson's final words to NBC News: "We stand behind our merchandise and our associates work very hard to take proper care and handling of the products we put on our shelves."
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