The random spate of iPhone touchscreen problems continues, with Shannon McMahon experiencing some particularly erratic behaviour from his handset. Unlike previous issues – mainly taking the form of bands or patches of screen with reduced or no responsiveness – Shannon’s iPhone decided to take a tour of its features by itself, activating its own virtual buttons and generally flying about the interface as if manipulated by an ADHD ghost-ferret.
Thankfully a trip to his nearest Apple store (unfortunately a two and a half hour drive away) saw the Genius Bar swap his crazy iPhone for a nice, relaxed, well-behaved one (despite his being over two weeks old, normally the cut-off at which point they insist on sending it in for repair).
It’s good to hear that Shannon’s experience of Apple aftercare was everything you’d hope it would be, but on a broader scale you have to wonder how closely this ongoing MultiTouch saga relates to the stability problems experienced by the technology’s original developers. If you recall, they too had issues with the chemical-based heat-reactive touchscreen process, and it’s this same technology that has been so-far blamed for the certain iPhones’ patchy responsiveness.
We’re still very interested in hearing from any iPhone user who has been having problems with their touchscreen, so do let us know in the comments.