And So Begins Scrollgate

I confirmed this on my own iPhone 5 screen. I’ve also reported the bug to Apple (though it likely already knows, as this has been floating around the tech socialsphere today). It remains to be seen whether or not this is a hardware or software issue, but it only seems to impact newest-gen devices (iPod touch and iPhone).

You’re scrolling it wrong?

8 thoughts on “And So Begins Scrollgate”

  1. Oh damn thats annoying, I’ve found a few little bugs here and there in iOS6.. It kinda feels like they are working on something else and the current iOS & Devices are second priority…
    Am I the only one that feels like this?

  2. This could be because of the touch-rejection they added in the iPad mini. I’m not sure if all the software is the same across all their iOS devices, but the iPad mini has some touch-rejection along the edges. Since he’s scrolling from an edge, it could be that touch-rejection kicking in.

  3. I have not been able to reproduce this on my iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1. But calling it (feature)-Gate is hardly the correct term here. Even if this BUG is valid, it’s hardly a coverup and the only way to reproduce it is by scrolling in an abnormal fashion. Just because it could be a bug in Apple’s software does not justify calling it (feature)-Gate.

  4. Interesting, up to now the UI on iPhones has been silky smooth and head and shoulders above the competition. I say this even as an Android user, my wife’s iPhone is smoother, that cannot be denied.

    I’m liking Anuj Ahooja’s theory about the touch rejection. If devs can turn off this feature temporarily for their games and apps, then perhaps it won’t cause a problem.

  5. I think the point is that Apple has a history of covering things up, or pushing the fact that something wrong happened under the rug. I am sure Chris is just being a little facetious here. It’s quite entertaining.

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